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Power window and door lock conversion.

So hiw can I tell if my truck is prewired for this? Knowing my luck, it's not.
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99% sure that it is not pre-wired. To check, take your door panels off and see if there is a big bundle of wires coming through the door from the cab.

I went for the stock look:
-A1 Electric power window regulators and keyless entry system
-used stock switches (just had to switch out the door handle bezel that contained switches)
-door wiring harnesses from the dealership (most expensive part- they were ~ $150/e)
-wired everything up with a lot of diagram studying and guidenance from Bob (Rwenzing)
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I bought everything stock from Lord of War because I wanted the stock switches. I have the regulators, the striker clamp things(not sure what they are called), door wiring, and panels with switches. I also got the stock anti-theft box and some other box. I bought a wiring diagram a while back as well. Time to study.
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I have an 02' ranger with manual window cranks, the factory power window switch panel will fit in my stock door card?

I was also looking at the A1 kit, how do you like it?
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I have an 02' ranger with manual window cranks, the factory power window switch panel will fit in my stock door card?

I was also looking at the A1 kit, how do you like it?
I know they won't in a non-power 04 door panel, I don't know about your 02
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Yes the door insert with switches will fit right in place of the non switch one. I will have some for sale if your are interested. I have all the switches for them.

They wont fit if you are still using the cranks for the windows. They stick out too far and the crank hits them.
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You will need the XLT door panels (or any ranger with power options) for the stock power-equipped ranger bezels to fit.
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You will need the XLT door panels (or any ranger with power options) for the stock power-equipped ranger bezels to fit.
I didn't know that. I have a XLT so I guess that's why they fit.
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Would a 2006 4x4 Sport be pre wired?
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Would a 2006 4x4 Sport be pre wired?
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To eliminate most of the problems of fitment, find a ranger in the JY with the same options you want to add, buy the doors or the complete inners.
if you buy just the inner parts take a lot of pics while you are taking things a parts, just in case.

I found an 02 XLT full Pwrd Ranger in the JY, bought the door for $50 each. and got all of the wiring to go with it but I am thinking there has to be a better way to wire them than attempt an OEM wiring harness install.
Time will tell…
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First off I have done this to my 01 ranger, i took all the parts off a 04 ranger, here is what you need to do a factory install conversion.

(1) donor doors with power power wires connected, (do not cut the wires that go from the door to under the dash,just disconnect them)

(2) donor dash..reason is ( you need to swap your entire dash wiring for the donor dash wiring) be sure to take out donor truck seats, because the dash wiring runs all the down through carpet and under seat, and connects to your wiring harness connector underneath the truck.

(3) take the donor white box that sits behind the glovebox. (this is a important item as it will allow you to lock and unlock your truck with a programmable donor key)

(4) remove donor entire fuse box that go from the drivers side brake master cylinder,(you need to take it in its entirety.(this box and wires run from the above mentioned area and connects to various components throughout the front end of the ranger and over to the other side of the truck.

thats it, all done, remmeber to only take donor parts from a non cruise control vehicle if this is your case, or you can do the opposite, although you still can use the harness if it has a cruise control female clip on it, it will just be inoperable and you can always add cruise control later as i did, but that another story. I hope this helps.
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First off I have done this to my 01 ranger, i took all the parts off a 04 ranger, here is what you need to do a factory install conversion.
Well that means I am F’d, I did not get the harness under the dash of the donor vehicle and it is gone now at the JY.

Not to take over this thread whippersnapper02 but does anyone know if there is a way to hook up the OEM Electricals in the doors with out the OEM harness other than the door harness ?

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Yes their is a way, my way would have been much easier, what you would need to do is take lots of different cut and various lengths of wiring and splice them into your control box and fuse box, the black box(having a brainfart this morning) can be found to the left behind your radio, you can find ur fuse box on the driver side door, you than need a few relays which a non power door ranger did not come with, you have a lot of splicing and reconnecting a lot of stuff bro, sorry that's it, I would not do it that way.
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Time to wake up this thread, I just did my P/w conversion and I did the wiring the easy way, I used an aftermarket switch kit from Spal, it is simply two swiches that I installed in the dash, wiring must have taken me 1/2 hr. -

Bought two new power regulators for under $80 -
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Time to wake up this thread, I just did my P/w conversion and I did the wiring the easy way, I used an aftermarket switch kit from Spal, it is simply two swiches that I installed in the dash, wiring must have taken me 1/2 hr. -

Bought two new power regulators for under $80 -
OK… so talk to me.
WHAT did you do, HOW did you do it and WHERE did you buy this switch.
Thks for the time and info; this is an up coming project for me, along with the new audio system and a foot well light, etc, etc., hopefully all at the same time so there will be less taking things apart.
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OK… so talk to me.
WHAT did you do, HOW did you do it and WHERE did you buy this switch.
Thks for the time and info; this is an up coming project for me, along with the new audio system and a foot well light, etc, etc., hopefully all at the same time so there will be less taking things apart.
OK, the power regulators I bought were made by Dorman, be sure you get the power regulator WITH motor - they were under $50 each, the install is super simple, grind off rivets (3) and remove manual reg. then install the power reg. it uses 4 holes on the door and they are not the same ones as the manual reg but are already drilled, it is quite easy to line them up and see which ones they are - I used bolts and nuts to re-install as I did not have the rivets handy MAKE SURE your bolts are not too long as they will protrude and hit the reg.

The switch kit I used was the most simple option, a 2 switch kit and I mounted it on the dash to the right of the steering wheel with a lot of creative dremelling, whole wiring process took 1/2hr. I have two comments here - this is the EASIEST way, you simply run two wires into each door, hook them to each switch and hook power and ground to the switches BUT, this does make it a little bit of a reach for the passenger to hit the switch - this is actually better for me as I have a little boy who is going to very soon LOVE hitting power window switches!!

If you wanted a more factory type install (and easier for the passenger) you would get a 3 switch kit (two switches on driver side and one on pass side) you would then need to install switches in each door and run the necessary wires into each door (a LOT more than just two wires)

No matter what setup you choose, if you get the SPAL switch kits, the harness is pre-done so you just need power/ground and (optional) Illumination - this is 10X easier than swapping in the OEM harness and switches and nicer switches too.

All the SPAL stuff is made in germany or italy, OEM for mercedes and BMW - stay away from other brands

Switch kits -

2 switch: (look how simple the wiring is)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spal-2-Switc...item4cf8c02211

illuminated:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/33040041-SPA...item20b05faa11

yet another style 2 switch:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spal-2-Switc...item4cf8cc54a8


3 switch:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spal-3-Rocke...item5ae1db27b8

Cheaper 3 switch:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spal-Univers...item5ae1b02653
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Thats great, a lot of stuff to buy and do.

Here is another one that Cody777 did.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/interior-exterior-electrical-123/how-power-window-swap-using-oem-parts-118206/

Not to argue either way but I do like the idea of OEM parts and just powering them up.
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I have done it Scrambler82. I took the parts from a '97 an installed them into my '05. I did locks, windows and mirrors. The hardest part was getting power for the windows. Since I have the '05 I have the sjb in the passenger kick panel so I'm not sure how you would do it. I'm in the process of installing the correct wires into each of my harnesses (wasn't pre wired) . I have the door locks done and now have factory keyless entry.

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does any one know if the internals from an explorers front doors would work for pwr door lock/windows? the jy by me only seems to have expos.
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I'm looking at doing a similar swap in my 2000 Ranger but I'm about to swap in a 2002 4.0 SOHC. I'm concerned doing this now, doing the swap, then they don't work. I have the 2002 4.0 dash harness, should that have the proper plugs? I found a pair of 2000 Ranger doors with power everything, but would that work? If not, what would I have to do?

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does any one know if the internals from an explorers front doors would work for pwr door lock/windows? the jy by me only seems to have expos.
I do not know for sure but have ben told they are a little different.
Hard to believe Ford would not have used the same parts but maybe someone will read this and comment.

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I'm looking at doing a similar swap in my 2000 Ranger but I'm about to swap in a 2002 4.0 SOHC. I'm concerned doing this now, doing the swap, then they don't work. I have the 2002 4.0 dash harness, should that have the proper plugs? I found a pair of 2000 Ranger doors with power everything, but would that work? If not, what would I have to do?

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Chk out this thread, this will be the way I end up doing it.
I didn’t get all of the dash harness so I can’t go with a full OEM setup just need the power to the windows.

Cody777 did this write up and it is a good one.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showthread.php?t=118206

Added: I picked up 2001 or 02 doors from the JY also but didn’t get the harness, actually didn’t know I should have and thinking on it I don’t want to tear out the dash anyway. I got some of the harness, just inside of the truck, but will follow the thread above to test them out and get it done. the wiring in the thread sounds straight forward, he calls out all of the wiring needed, i.e. pwr, controls, so all I need is time and getting to it on the to do list.
Door shells look good but I am going to gut the doors I got and put the stuff in my ’03 doors.

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Should that be fine even with the Explorer dash harness in my truck?
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Should that be fine even with the Explorer dash harness in my truck?
IMHO… don’t know for sure but since the write up is to power OEM windows with a separate fused power wire that you run, I would think it would work with any harness in the truck, with or without power equipment of any kind.

Just thinking out loud.
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