How To Tackle A Faulty Subaru Window
If you own a Subaru, you know that the brand’s cars are known for their durability and ruggedness. But even the best cars can break down, so it’s important to understand how to fix them. If your Subaru window is faulty or broken, don’t worry: it’s a common problem that can be fixed. In fact, it’s likely caused by one of a few different issues. Luckily, there are several ways to tackle each of these problems so that you can get back on the road in no time. Here are some steps to take:
First, check to see if the problem is at your door. If so, try opening and closing it several times with the ignition on while pressing down any buttons inside that may be connected to the window’s operation (such as power windows). This will help you determine.
Open The Door Panel
To begin, you’ll need to remove the door panel. This can be done by removing screws from around the edges of the door frame and then pulling off at least two panels per side. You should now look at all of the electrical components inside your car’s door frame; one of them should be a small black box with several wires sticking out of it. This is your window switch assembly – disconnect these wires from your vehicle’s main power supply, then disconnect each wire individually until they’re all removed completely (you may want to document which connects where).
Remove The Window Switch
Once these are removed, lift up on one side of the panel and move it slightly towards the center of the car until there are no obstructions between you and access to all three bolts that connect it to other components inside your door. Then unscrew these three bolts using a 3/8-inch socket wrench set or ratchet with an extension bar (depending on how far back they’re positioned).
Once you’ve done that—and removed any other screws holding down panels or compartments—you should be able to pull out your window switch wiring harness by hand. If not, use needle-nose pliers or even your fingers if necessary!
Disconnect The Window Switch Wiring Harness
Now that you have everything out of the way, you can disconnect the window switch wiring harness. This is an easy task. It is held in place by a few clips on either side of the switch and comes out fairly easily once you get them loose.
Remove the harness from the door panel by pulling it directly away from your Subaru’s door frame.
Disconnecting this wire will allow access to remove or replace your faulty window switch with ease!
Locate The Window Regulator
The next step is to find the window regulator, which is usually located near the top of your door. On many Subaru vehicles, there are two metal rods that hold each side of a door together. The rods run from one side of your door all the way through to another side by going through small holes in both doors. These rods are called “window guides” or “door guides,” and they have plastic pieces on them that slide into grooves on either side of your vehicle’s body when you open or close a door.
These plastic pieces are called “window channels,” and they connect to each other with metal clips around their edges so they can’t come apart unless someone pulls hard enough (or if something happens). If you pull too hard while trying to open or close a door when it’s raining outside—or if there’s water anywhere near your car—you may damage these clips because they’re made from plastic instead of metal like most other parts inside today’s modern vehicles (which means replacing them might be super expensive).
Remove All Wires And Adjusters
Remove the window regulator. This is done by removing the screws that hold it in place, disconnecting any wiring harnesses, and pulling out the regulator from your Subaru’s door assembly.
Install Window Regulator And Window Motor
IMPORTANT: Make sure to install the window regulator and window motor properly, as well as ensure that they are aligned and secured.
The first step is to check that the window regulator is installed properly, which means it must be connected to the window motor. This connection should be secure so that it cannot move around when you open or close your windows. To make sure this is true, test whether or not your car door opens freely when you push on it with both hands while holding onto those same handles. If any obstructions prevent this motion from happening smoothly, they need to be removed before moving on with the installation instructions below!
Once everything is in place correctly, begin installing springs by attaching them directly onto each corner of the frame-type structure located within the vehicle frame (usually found right above headrests). Once again, ensure all bolts have been tightened securely enough, so there will not be any movement during operation without causing damage; if unsure about how much force is needed, pliers just in case things slip off before finishing up the job properly!