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Window Winder Mechanism Replacement

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The Ford Mondeo hit our roads in 1993, and has consistently been a sales success. Now on its 4th incarnation, it remains a drivers favourite.
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Overview Guide
Ford Model: Mondeo
Petrol/Diesel: All
Estimated Cost: ????
Difficulty? Fairly Easy
How long does this take? 30-40 Mins ish

Front Doors

Tools Required

Philips head screwdriver

Flat head screwdriver

10mm ( i think ) spanner/socket

T25 Torx Bit

T30 Torx Bit ( i think )

Sharp Cutting Knife

Silicon Sealant ( possible )

Optional Extras

Extra Person or Sticky tape

Removal Process

Remove door card

Unclip the electric window switch wiring from the door panel / speaker connection plate.

Door winder 1.jpg

Now undo the screws in the speaker connection plate & the door handle support/fixing bracket. ( 2 screws in the bracket & 7 in the speaker unit )

  • The speaker can stay in place on the connection plate.

Door winder 2.jpg

You should be left by something looking like this ( piccy below ).

Door winder 3.jpg

Now with care remove the top & 2 sides of the foam weather seal from the door ( a sharp knife used on the sealant usually does the trick but some heat may also help, the choice on how to do this is up to you ).

  • Leave as much of the bottom edge as possible connected to the door as that way you may get away without having to re-seal the weather seal as the factory stuff can sometimes be sticky enough to re-use a couple of time before silicon sealant or similar is required.

Door winder 4.jpg

Once you have the weather seal peeled down suitably ( see piccy above ) then you can get on with undoing whats required to remove the mechanism :-

Undo the winder motor from the unit ( 3 torx bolts ) & move it out the way still attached to the wiring loom

  • ( unless your swapping that too in which case remove it & then unplug it from the door loom )

Push the window down about half way to allow access for the following step

Undo the 2 nuts holding the window in place ( one found in each opening into the inner door panel ) until the window is able to be pulled free from the clamp, these nuts should not need fully undoing to remove the window.

  • ( once the window is out your will either need a spare person to hold it up or use the sticky tape to secure the window to the upper section of the door frame to stop it dropping down ( the rubber seals may have enough resistance to hold the window on there own once its pushed all the way back up but its best to be safe etc )

Now undo the 5 torx screws highlighted in red in the piccy above

  • ( again these don't need undoing fully unless you need them for the replacement unit )

Now use a pair of pliers or similar & squeeze the white plastic clip ( shown in the piccy above highlighted in yellow ) through the door panel to undo the final fixing point for the mechanism

Once that last clip is undone the whole winder mechanism should be loose & able to be pushed up a little so the screw heads clear the holes in the door panel and you can then move the mechanism about & extract it from the door through the large hole in the door panel ( highlighted in the above picture in Orange )

Refitting Procedure

The refitting procedure is basically a reversal of the removal procedure, only real difference is you don't need the knife any more but may need some silicone sealant to re-seal the weather panel to the door if the factory sealant is not sticky enough to re-seal itself.

Rear Doors

Still In Progress ( similar procedure to fronts just different locations for the screws etc & no piccies to help out yet but they will come sometime so bare with me )