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can I replace my manual doors with power ones?

Is that basically a direct swap? My doors have manual windows and locks, there is a red Ranger at the junkyard with power windows and locks.

Would the wiring for the power windows and locks be on my Ranger, and just plug right into the new power doors? Just wondering... thanks.
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All the parts will bolt in but there is no wiring in the dash for it.
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yeah, basically what he said. the wiring may or may not be there. would be just as easy to remove the mechanisms and put in your doors, then wire up.
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I'm confused. So you are saying that the wiring that goes from the door back into the dash.. in my truck the plug won't be there?

I know that vehicles without factory foglights still have the wiring going to them, I figured this would be the same way?
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The reason some vehicles have the wiring for fog lamps is because that is a dealer add on. All they do is pop the hole out for the light and pop the black space out for the switch. Rangers get their power stuff added at the factory when the truck is being built. So no your truck wont have the plugs. You can check but I doubt it will.
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im not a big fan of power windows...my truck has manual windows. so if you drove into it a lake with power windows/locks and the truck was sinking the windows wouldnt work, now if i drove my truck into the same lake and it was sinking i could get out.. haha just my .02 but i agree with everyone else.
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the door harness goes through the jamb and behind the kick panel. the plug will plug in(same plug controls windows, speakers, locks, mirrors) however, the rest of the wiring may or may not be there. when i put pw in my 95 splash, the wiring was not there. had to wire my pw. now some people have said they have the wiring. a lot depends on the model and what other options you have.
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Well that makes sense. So basically, I would have to take the door panel off, find that plug, and see if extra wiring comes out of it? If there is a picture somewhere of what the wiring looks like on a power door, a link would be great so I will know what to look for.

And I don't plan on driving off into a lake anytime soon, I'm just trying to do what I can to bump up the resale value a little.
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No he means the door harness will plug into the dash but there is no lines past that plug.
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im not a big fan of power windows...my truck has manual windows. so if you drove into it a lake with power windows/locks and the truck was sinking the windows wouldnt work, now if i drove my truck into the same lake and it was sinking i could get out.. haha just my .02 but i agree with everyone else.
Sooooooo......

You DON'T like power windows 'cause you plan on driving your truck into the lake?

Um... yeah. That makes PERFECT sense.





Is that your way of justifying that because you can't afford it, it's not a good thing afterall? I'm not saying that YOU can't afford it....
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Sooooooo......

You DON'T like power windows 'cause you plan on driving your truck into the lake?

Um... yeah. That makes PERFECT sense.





Is that your way of justifying that because you can't afford it, it's not a good thing afterall? I'm not saying that YOU can't afford it....
hahaha no im not going to drive my truck into a lake.. i was just giving an example.. oh i knew when i bought it i couldnt afford it. i hate power locks too.. especially the ones that automatically lock when you get up to a certain speed, like 10kph or something...
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the power locks would still work until the electrical system shorted out, so you'd be able to roll them down. if the power died, i just end up breaking the glass since the truck is already damaged from driving into said lake. what's a broken window?
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hahaha no im not going to drive my truck into a lake.. i was just giving an example.. oh i knew when i bought it i couldnt afford it. i hate power locks too.. especially the ones that automatically lock when you get up to a certain speed, like 10kph or something...
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you don't like power locks either? Is that your way of justifying why you don't have PL?
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I am on number 18 for rangers and have never seen power door wiring in a non power door truck. I did however add power doors to one. Its a big job but worked perfect when I was done. Here's a thread...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...wer-doors.html
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wow its a good thing theres no lakes in el paso or i could drown ! but good luck and make sure u update as you do it...i may have to do it to my 2000.
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When I bought my Ranger, I put pillows all over the bumper and hood that when when I feel like ramming it into a tree, the pillows will protect it.

True story.
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When I bought my Ranger, I put pillows all over the bumper and hood that when when I feel like ramming it into a tree, the pillows will protect it.

True story.
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Holy thread jack, Batman!!!! lol... at least I got my answer. If I do attempt to do the swap, I'll document it with pictures and all.
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the easiest way to see if you have the stuff for them is to pop the hood and look in the under hood fuse box look at the relays and see if there are the metal pieces there for the for relays
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