How to Replace Toyota Camry Window Lift Motor
The Toyota Camry is manufactured with electric power windows, which use a motor-driven window regulator to raise and lower a pane of glass in each door. This electric motor can wear out or become damaged, and require replacement. The power window motor can be replaced by the average backyard mechanic in about a half hour.
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Disconnect the battery by turning the positive terminal bolt in a counterclockwise direction. Set the terminal aside.
Remove the power window switches by prying up a corner of the switch assembly with a screwdriver, then pulling the entire unit out. Disconnect the wiring harness by pulling the adapter plug from the rear of the switch assembly.
Remove the door panel by turning the interior door handle screws counterclockwise, then turning the arm rest bolts in a counterclockwise direction. Pull the door panel from the plastic pop rivets one at a time by starting at the corner of the panel and firmly tugging on each rivet until the panel is free. Set the panel aside, away from the work area.
Disconnect the window motor from the wiring harness by pulling the adapter plugs apart.
Remove the motor from the window regulator by turning the mounting bolts counterclockwise, then pulling the motor free of the regulator gears.
Replace the motor by positioning it into the regulator gears and turning the mount bolts clockwise until they are snug. Reconnect the wiring harness by pressing the adapter plugs together.
Replace the door panel by pressing it against the metal until all of the pop rivets engage. Some rivets can wear with age and may require replacement. Secure the arm rest bolts and door handle screws by turning them clockwise.
Replace the switch assembly by connecting it to the wiring harness and pressing it into the door panel opening. The small catches on the sides will hold it in place.
Reconnect the battery by turning the positive terminal bolt in a clockwise direction.