If one of the power windows in your vehicle fails to function, it may be the result of a broken power window motor. If you have identified the motor as the culprit, replacing it is fairly straight forward, though it can be time consuming. It is recommended that you review a service manual specific to your vehicle when replacing the motor, as the methods used to disassemble car doors can vary from vehicle to vehicle. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Ford vehicles use electric motors to turn the window regulator in models equipped with power windows. These motors can wear out, the fuses can blow, or other electrical problems could occur that can prevent the window from moving properly. Troubleshooting most Ford electric windows will take the average weekend mechanic about an hour. Check the fuses for burned out filaments by pulling the appropriate fuse and viewing it. Most Fords will have transparent fuses, and the filament can be checked with a bright light or in sunlight. Many Fords come with a fuse puller located in the interior fuse block cover.
How to Remove a Window Regulator on a 1997-2003 Ford Expedition, Ford F-150 and Lincoln Navigator
A toggle switch is an electrical component that controls the flow of electricity through a circuit by means of a mechanical lever that is manually controlled. Though toggle switches come in several varieties, in their simplest form, they're essentially on-off switches for whatever circuit they're wired to. Usually, toggle switches are installed in devices that lack a pre-existing means for regulating an add-on's operation. For example, a person might install a toggle switch in their car to operate an aftermarket interior LED light system.