How Do I Replace the Glass Window in a Ford Mustang Door?by Allen Moore
The Ford Mustang is a two-door coupe and as such has two pieces of window glass. While damage to the window glass isn't common, there are scenarios that happen which can lead to deep scratches in the glass. If this happens to your Ford Mustang, you'll need to replace the glass if you can feel the scratch with a fingernail. Auto-glass professionals can buff out smaller scratches, but the deeper ones mark the end of your nice window glass. Anyone with basic automotive-repair experience can replace the Ford Mustang's window glass in a few hours.
Pry the power window switch and bezel out of the door panel with a trim tool. Disconnect the switch from the wiring harness and set it aside. Pry the lock switch out in the same manner and disconnect it from the wiring harness as well, if (depending on the model year) you have a separate lock switch.
Remove the screw from the door panel with the Phillips screwdriver and lift the door panel up and off the door by hand.
Raise the window glass to the top of the window frame and tape it in place with the packing tape. Unbolt the window glass from the window regulator with the socket set.
Remove the tape from the glass carefully, while holding the glass in place by hand. Lower the glass into the door several inches and then tilt the glass towards the front of the Mustang and lift it up and out of the window frame towards the outside of the Mustang.
Set the old glass aside and lower the new glass into the door in the reverse manner of how you removed the old glass. Tape the new glass to the top of the window frame with the packing tape and then bolt it to the window regulator with the socket set.
Reinstall the door panel in reverse of how you removed it, reconnect the switches and remove the packing tape from the window glass.
- "Ford Mustang 1994 thru 2004: Haynes Manual"; Ken Freund; 2004
- Depending on the model year of your Mustang, you may need to remove the window wipes before removing the window glass. Small, Phillips-head screws that you access through the bottom of the window frame with the Phillips screwdriver hold the wipes in place.
Things You'll Need
- Trim tool
- Phillips screwdriver
- Packing tape
- Socket set
- Always exercise extreme caution when handling automotive glass, as it breaks easily and can deliver a life-threatening wound in the blink of an eye.
Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Moore is a contributing writer for RF365.com and various other websites, a ghostwriter for Rainbow Writing and has over a dozen works of fiction currently in print.