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  Installing Power Windows in a Toyota Tacoma
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The Toyota pickup came with almost everything. It even came with a full leather interior. The only thing missing was power windows. With a little help from A1 Electric and Electric-Life, the truck is now complete.
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck The Toyota Tacoma is a great truck. However, most of the trucks produced don't come with power windows. With a little help from the professionals at A1 Electric, this truck will soon be complete.
The Electric-Life TY88-K power window kit makes a perfect addition to these trucks. These kits completely replace the manual units for a fit and finish that says original equipment. Electric-Life TY88 Power Window Kit
Tacoma doorpanel with manual crank handle The door panels on this particular truck are finished in leather, so our installer is going to be especially careful not to scratch or damage them.
To remove the crank handle you must remove the clip from it's slot. A clip remaoval tool works best, but a small screwdriver or hook can also be used. removing trim from door panel
closeup of clip on crank handle This is what the clip looks like after it has been removed. Care must be taken not to scratch the doorpanel!
The remainder of the trim needs to be removed before removing the doorpanel. removing the door trim
removing the doorpanel Carefully pry up the clips along the edges of the doorpanel using a doorpanel tool (We like to use a paint scraper with the blade slightly bent). Lift the panel up and out.
After removing the speaker (if equiped), carefully peel the plastic liner away from the door. (Sharp tugs will help seperate it from the tacky tape that holds it). peeling plastic liner off door
door with manual regulator Notice that the manual regulator is held into the door with 5 bolts. 2 other bolts hold the regulator to the glass. The bolt heads are gold in color.
Move the window to make the bottom of the glass accessable. Then remove the 2 bolts holding the regulator to the glass. Have an asistant hold the glass while you are doing this. Broken glass is no fun! seperating the regulator from the glass
securing the glass during the installation We used a pair of suction cups to hold the glass out of the way. Masking tape or a tireless assistant also work fine.
At this time our installer removes the 3 remaining bolts that hold the regulator to the door. removing manual regulator bolts
removing manual regulator from door The manual regulator is now ready to be removed from the door.

This concludes the first phase of the installaton, the "taking apart" phase. The "installation" phase of this project is shown in part 2 and 3. See part 2 to continue.

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