Volume 8, Issue 6 - November/December 2006

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GlassInst Does anybody have information on replacement of a 2005 F150 power back window? 
mojo7  Taking the seatback off is tricky. 
ralph  We did one for the dealership. They had some bulletin about squeaks, from using too small a foam core butyl tape. They supplied us with a larger diameter kit, and that was the last we heard of it. It just bolts like usual.
SB  Here is a way to get the back seat out.
  1. Pop the cover off the top of the center belt shoulder harness. It is right by the movable section of the backlite on top of the seat back. Then remove the two metric 10 nuts and lift the cover off the seat back. If you do not do this first, it is hard to tell when the seat releases in the later steps I describe.
  2. Locate the U-shaped metal bracket that is between the back section of the seat and the bottom cushion that you sit on. I believe it is a clip to snap the lower section of a child car seat to. It is about 8 to 10 inches in from the outside edge of the seats. Slide your finger in between the seats right over this bar but toward the inner part of it (center of the truck). You should feel a small hole in the foam of the seat back and if you reach in far enough you can feel the large round metal bar that goes along the bottom of the seat back. That is the area that you have to reach in the next step.

    You are supposed to take a long (14 to 16 inch, but ¼ inch or less in diameter) screwdriver or similar tool and slide in over the top of the U-shaped metal and over the round metal bar through the small opening in the foam and it will release the clips and the seat slides up. It takes only a small amount of upward pressure for the seat to lift once the clip is released. After releasing the clip, lift the back of the seat out. I recommend you look at the design from the back of the seat while it is out, because it will make it simpler the next time you do it. 
  3. Remove the push-in retainers holding the fabric cover on the back of the cab wall. You can usually then pull it up over the upper child restraint clips and pull it out of your way. This exposes the motor for the window.
  4. Pop the upper cover off above the shoulder harness area of the rear seal belts. Remove the 10 mm bolt on each side. 
  5. Remove the seat belt shoulder restraints on each side, two large torx (although I don’t remember exact size).
  6. Unsnap the interior mouldings on each side and move them out of the way.
  7. The glass itself unbolts just like the older body style with 9 mm nuts and butyl.
  8. Where each cable for the power slider is mounted to the slider unit you can unhook it and remove the motor and cable assembly first. Here are the steps for that: make note of how the cables are routed; if possible open the slider approximately halfway; where you see the braided cable become exposed out of the black cover in the slider unit, you can put a slight pressure on the black cover away from the center of the slider; the black cover will slide approximately ¼ inch; then you can lift it out of the slider unit to release the pressure on the cable; next the cable ends can lift out of the holes where it mounts to the movable center section of the slider.
  9. Now you can remove the cables from under all the other items on the back wall of the cab without having to take them all loose.

    You can also use this procedure when replacing the motor and cable assembly for the Ford dealers under warranty.

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