• How to Diagnose and Replace a Chrysler Window Regulator

    If your Chrysler’s windows seem to be stuck in one position and broken, it’s likely that there’s something wrong with your Chrysler window regulator. The window regulator in is responsible for controlling the up and down motion of the window when you want to open it. In most cases, such as the Chrysler Pacifica window regulator, this system is automatic and governed by an electrical circuit. In other cases, particularly in older models of Chrysler vehicles, the window regulator may be manual and operated by a crank on the inside of the car door. If you have an electrically powered regulator that has broken down, you’ll need to engage in a Chrysler automatic window repair in order to adequately solve the problem.

    Tools and Materials Needed:

    • Screwdrivers
    • Prying tool
    • Volt meter
    • Replacement regulator that matches the one in your Chrysler

    Step 1 – Diagnose the Issue

    Examining the regulator and determine the source of the problem. Check to see if all of the windows are broken; if they all are, it’s likely that the problem has to do with a motor failure or a blown fuse. These problems are often easier to fix and do not require an entire replacement of the regulator system.

    Listen to each window as you press the button to open or close it. If you notice some motor sounds coming from within the door, it likely means that the regulator system is powered and working, but has come out of alignment somehow.

    Step 2 – Open the Car Door Panel

    Use your screwdrivers to carefully remove all screws that connect the plastic door panel casing to the car door itself. Keep the screws in a separate and safe location. Use the prying tool to carefully and gently wedge the car door panel off of the metal car door.

    Step 3 – Inspect the Regulator and Check Electrical Flow

    Visually examine the regulator system to see if there are any broken connections or damaged parts. If so, you may only need to replace these smaller parts. Use a volt meter to check and make sure that electrical current is flowing through the regulator system. Before you work on the system, make sure that the car is powered off and that there’s no power flowing.

    Step 4 – Replace the Regulator If Necessary

    If you need to replace the entire regulator, remove the system that’s currently installed by loosening and removing the bolts that attach it to the wall of the car door. Follow the installation instructions on the new regulator to set it up in the door, and be sure to check the power before you reattach the panel.