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Manual windows/locks to power?

Old 10-24-2018
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Manual windows/locks to power?

didnt find what I was looking for searching around the site. Is it possible to take the motors, door panels and wiring from a donor truck and convert a manual windows/locks truck to power? Are the connectors just not used and hidden? Iíve done this before on Dodge trucks and would like to do it to the Ranger now

Truck is a 2003

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Welcome to the forum

By 2003 Ford was using option specific wiring harnesses in Rangers so no it wouldn't be "plug and play"

In older years all vehicle makers used a Base wiring harness that included wiring for most options so adding an option was easier, at the factory or for a DIYer

Then margins got tighter so most started using base model wiring harness and a different full option harness
Power windows and locks were a pretty basic option but.......................fleet or base model Rangers were sold at lowest possible price to customers that just wanted a small pickup, NO FRILLS
These would have the most basic wiring harness possible to save costs

You can look at the fuse panels for power window and door lock fuses, the spaces will be there, but if there are no connections inside then wiring won't be there.

But you can DIY it using stock Ranger window setups and door locks, there is not alot of wiring involved if you don't want "auto down" and "auto up" features.
The systems are fairly self contain, just add 12volts

Here are wiring diagrams for older power windows and door locks
These do not need connection to GEM module which the 1995 and up wiring required
You can use newer motors and switches but follow the older system wiring diagrams

I included a 2002 power window diagram so you can see the difference
You can add 3rd party Keyless entry once you have the power door locks, pretty simple to install

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1994 power-windows.pdf (30.2 KB, 10 views)
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1994 door-locks.pdf (26.0 KB, 13 views)
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2002 power windows.pdf (36.4 KB, 16 views)
Old 10-24-2018
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Thank you for the excellent response. I will take a look at the fuse panel tomorrow and take it from there.
Old 02-17-2019
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I too need to add power locks. Now that I read this thread I see its doable. I’ll steer clear of windows for now. I have a 2002 Ranger 4x4 Auto. Any ballpark idea what that would cost to have it done?? I can’t do the wiring so better I pay for it unless its way crazy expensive. Is it conceivable to get parts after market or used and not from the dealer? Would the interior parts match other years? Thanks for any tips or info.
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