How to Replace a F-150 Side Windowby John Johnston
The side window on your Ford F-150 can be expensive to replace, although replacing the side window on your truck is an easier job than replacing the passenger windows. In order to reduce your costs, you can carry out the replacement work yourself. You can order a replacement side window for your truck from your local parts store. The entire job will take you around an hour to complete correctly.
Use a small screwdriver to remove the screws which hold the trim around the side window. Slide a trim stick in to the trim around the window and pull it away from the truck.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws which fix the door panel in place. Lift the door panel away from the door. Remove the screws on the door handle and pull it from the door. Unhook the two linkage arms which connect the door handle to the door lock.
Use a socket wrench to remove the window mounting tabs from the window regulator. Lift the glass pane out of the side door frame.
Place the new window in to the side door frame of your F-150. Reconnect the window mounting tabs to connect the window to the regulator.
Reconnect the two linkage arms to the door lock. Place the door handle back onto the other end of the linkage arms and secure it to the door.
Place the door panel back onto the door and reattach the screws with a Phillips screwdriver to fix it in place.
- "Ford F-150 Pick-Ups (04 - 06) (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals)"; Mike Stubblefield; 2006
Things You'll Need
- Screwdriver set
- Socket set
John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.