Hello Ranger Enthusiasts
I'm sure many of the frequent users have seen my posts here and there, Yep I'm here for another large (Semi-Large) project. I love my Ranger but I've been longing for power windows, locks, and remote start, ugh! I've never had a vehicle with them and I feel lame without them. I've been doing research for a couple of weeks on here and through Google. This thread by Cody777
is very helpful for OEM power windows and I'm leaning towards doing this. My only issue is attempting to find a whole donor assembly nearby. My local Junk Yards suck because only one I can think of is a U-Pull and its a drive. It'd be a miracle if I could get a whole door with the door panels and hardware for the right price. If I was lucky enough I would be blessed with power locks as well but I haven't found a thread on how to wire up OEM locks. But I could get a conversion kit for less than $100 for the locks. What years for the Ranger would I have to look for for my 2004 Ranger? I think I need the whole door panel and not just the removable trim piece as well because the only Rangers I've seen with power options had the larger grab handle, my photo below will show my door panel with its crappy grab bar that is useless. I may have better luck on Craigslist for OEM parts once I know the range of years specifically.
My Plan B is to use the SPAL Power Window Kit. If I went this route I'd post up a How-To. I've seen many reviews saying the motor fails and starts to slow down. Has anyone here installed them and have had great results for years? The Install seems straight forward and I can mount switches anywhere I want or use a factory switch and door panel if I can locate one. SPAL also has power locks for a reasonable price and I could wire that up to the OEM door panel switches If i managed to find them.
Any more input would be greatful. I'm starting to glaze over looking online for information at this point in time