How to Fix the Window Switch on a Jeep Cherokee Sportby Jeffrey Caldwell
Power windows on an SUV like the Jeep Cherokee Sport can turn from a blessing into a curse once the switches fail. Being stuck inside a vehicle with the windows up on a hot summer day can feel like being locked inside an oven. Fortunately the window switch can easily be replaced by the home mechanic.
Removing the Window Switch
Disconnect the ground cable from the negative battery terminal by loosening the retaining bolt and pulling the clamp off the post.
Remove the screws that retain the interior door latch trip piece and control panel.
Pull the door latch away from the door.
Remove the clip that attaches the interior door latch to the control rod.
Remove the interior door latch.
Remove the control panel and interior door latch trim piece. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry the wiring harnesses off the back of the control panel.
Remove the window switch from the trim panel. Use a small flat blade screwdriver to carefully pry the switch from the trim piece.
Installing the Window Switch
Carefully insert the window switch into the trim panel and use a screwdriver to engage the retaining clips.
Attach the wiring harness to the back of the switch.
Slide the trim piece into position on the door.
Slide the interior door latch into position.
Attach the door latch to the control rod and reinstall the retaining clip.
Reinstall the screws that connect the door latch trip piece to the door.
Reconnect the ground cable to the negative battery terminal.
Items you will need
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