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79-93 Mustang Window Motor Install Video

Posted 9/21/2012 by Jonathan McDonald

Have your Fox Body Mustang power window motors stop working? Watch our install video to see how to remove and install new window motors in your Pony.

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Mustang window motors are one of the most commonly used, and used up, items in a fox body interior and are usually right behind the Mustang ashtray door in rankings of things breaking. If you are looking to replace your's, here is a good video and guide to follow.

To start off you'll need to remove the Mustang door panels. Check our our Fox Mustang Door Panel Removal and Installation Video for detailed instructions.

The first step in working with anything electrical on your Mustang(or any car)is to disconnect the battery. You can reset your radio stations later!

The second step is a precautionary step. I don't think it's necessary, but why take the risk? I got some painters tape and secured the window in the up position. It's better than taking a chance and breaking the glass.

Next, you'll need to unplug the Mustang window motor.

79-93 Mustang Window Motor Install Video - Electrical Connector Plug

You'll need to loosen the three bolts that hold the motor in place and be sure to save them because you'll need to re-use them.

79-93 Mustang Window Motor Install Video - Window Motor Retaining Bolts

The Mustang window motor will literally fall out of place and you can pull it through the speaker hole. Then you can compare the factory OEM Ford window motor to the new reproduction. The reproduction is a little smaller than the OEM Ford one, but remember, designs and efficency have changed over the past 25 years!

79-93 Mustang Window Motor Install Video - Stock and 50Resto Window Motors

Installation is the complete reverse of removal. It is a very easy replacement part to fix and well worth the minimal effort. That is unless you like ordering from the drive through with your door open!

***NOTE*** You may notice that the new motor isn't threaded. The factory screws will cut their own threads into the mounting holes of the new window motor.

Hook the battery back up and test your Mustang power window switches to see power to your window again. If your window motor does not work, you may need to replace your Mustang window switches also.


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79-93 Mustang Window Motor Install Video

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Published on 2012-09-21
Product: 1979-93 Mustang Power Window Motor Kit for Coupe & Hatchback
Brand: 5.0Resto
Fits: Mustang LX, GT, Coupe and Hatchback
Year Models: 1979 (79) 1980 (80) 1981 (81) 1982 (82) 1983 (83) 1984 (84) 1985 (85) 1986 (86) 1987 (87) 1988 (88) 1989 (89) 1990 (90) 1991 (91) 1992 (92) 1993 (93)
LRS Part #: LRS-23394K

Are you tired of the door windows on your 1979-1993 Mustang moving slowly or not at all? If so, then chunk those old, worn out Power Window Motors! This kit has everything you need to swap out both Window Motors in your 1979-1993 Mustang.

Kit Contents:
1 - LH Window Motor
1 - RH Window Motor
24 - Door Panel Push Pins
1 - Door Panel Removal Tool
4 - Window Guide Bushings
Transcript
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Hi, I'm Jeff.

And I'm Jonathan. We're with latemodelrestoration.com. Today we're going to be talking about power window motors for your '79 to '93 Fox Mustang. Our 50resto Power Window Motor Kit includes direct replacement power window motors that have the correct electrical connector. That way there's no cutting or splicing, just a direct bolt in. These are available individually, but Jeff, tell us a little bit more about the kits that we offer.

Sure thing, Jonathan. Now, we do have a couple of different kits. One of the more popular ones is the one you see in front of you. This kit includes window guide bushings, motors, door panel push pins, and a door panel removal tool. And we also have a master kit that includes door lock actuators and kits available for you convertible guys.

Thanks for all that info, Jeff. Let's go ahead and get these things installed.

Sure thing, Johnathan.

As you can see, we've already got the door panel out of the way. If you need some extra help with that, check out our Door Panel Removal video on our YouTube channel. I've also got this speaker pulled out of the way for access to the window motor. If your car doesn't have speakers, it'll either have a phone plug or nothing at all blocking the hole.

Now, the window regulator is spring-loaded to hold the window IN the up position. But just as a safety precaution, I always put a strip of tape on there to hold it in place.

Now we'll move on to the electrical connector. It's a real simple unplug and then feed it down into the door and out through the speaker hole.

Then there's three bolts that hold the window motor into place. I've already got two of them removed. Let's go ahead and get this third one out of the way and pop out the old window motor.

After you get your old power window motor out of the car, go ahead and save your hardware because we're going to be using it.

And I'm sure by now you've noticed that your new window motor doesn't have any threads cut in the holes. This is because that's the way it's intended to be. The factory screws are self-tapping and cut their own threads.

As you can see, I've already got one done. Let's knock out these other two and get this motor on the car.

All right, Jonathan, I just finished up the other side. I kind of had an alignment issue. Did you run into the same thing over here?

I'm glad you brought that up, Jeff. Some of you folks at home will probably run into the same thing. Sometimes, these window motors will just pop right back into the regulator. And sometimes, you have to rotate around just a shade to get the gears to engage. You'll feel it lock into place. Then you can go ahead and rotate it back around to line up the holes, throw your bolts in.

All right, that's a great tip to know. I'm going to pull this tape off so we can go ahead and test that motor out.

All right, Jeff, I appreciate that. Man, we are working good.

All right, looks good. Now, if you guys need some more tech tips or install videos, make sure you check out a latemodelrestoration.com

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