Adding power windows - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-24-2013
03DualSport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wimberley, Tx
Posts: 260
Adding power windows

To those who have wired in power windows, did you use relays to help with the load?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-24-2013
drppdyllwrngr's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: wilmington, nc
Posts: 2,096
i didn't when i did mine, but i think i'm going to when i redo the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-24-2013
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,780
Where would you put the relays in the circuit ?

Would each window have one or two (up/down) or would there be one to control the main power ?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-24-2013
drppdyllwrngr's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: wilmington, nc
Posts: 2,096
i don't know. i used factory regulators and toyota sedan rear door switches when i did mine. i have a couple co-workers who do a lot of remote start/alarms, so i'll talk with them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-24-2013
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,780
03dualsport,
Might be a good idea to determine where the relays are needed.

I too think it is a good idea for relays to handle any higher amperage draws and I would think the power windows would be a higher amperage draw.

There is a really good "How-To" on using OEM parts when converting to power windows but without factory harness, I do not remember if there is mention of a relay or not.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-24-2013
03DualSport's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wimberley, Tx
Posts: 260
I will probably end up using 2, one for up and one for down. The factory uses them, there must be a reason for it...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-24-2013
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,780
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03DualSport View Post
I will probably end up using 2, one for up and one for down. The factory uses them, there must be a reason for it...
I agree with the two per window.

Definitely do a write on how you added the relays,to the circuit.
I for one would like to read it.

Ltr
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-16-2013
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,780
03DualSport,

Did you get this done ?

there is a great write up in the How-Tos about using OEM Parts for the conversion.
Also, the wiring used is just the door portion of the harness, not the dash part. All that is needed is power and time.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manual windows and locks to Power Windows Quinnin Interior Semi-Tech 31 10-30-2016 10:00 AM
How do I convert from non-power to power windows? AirborneRanger Interior Semi-Tech 12 12-25-2010 09:04 PM
changing the windows to power windows smokinedge General Technical & Electrical 1 05-28-2008 07:02 PM
? about adding power windows 03DualSport General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 12-09-2006 08:58 PM
Adding power options to my truck Chucks05EDGE General Technical & Electrical 19 03-14-2006 06:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:48 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.