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Old 04-16-2011, 11:33 PM
rockybalboaz rockybalboaz is offline
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Default Trying to get power windows....

I bought an '06 STX that is in near new condition, only 20k miles. Problem is it doesn't have some of the creature comforts I loved in my '03 XLT (before it met a canyon wall at 65 mph). It has manual looks and windows, living in Arizona I find the lack of power windows to be a real pain in the butt.

What I'm wondering is how hard would it be to transplant the guts of an electric door into my manual ones? My Dad was a Ford parts guy for all 55 of his working years and he says this can't be done. Would I need to replace the tracks and regulators? I'd settle for only the windows if I had too. I replaced a couple motors in my '03, but I can't remember alot about the internals of the door. I even considered just swapping the doors but that will run me about $1200 before paint.

My Dad also says that the harness connections shouldn't be hard to find. I doubt they ran them all the way into a manual door. Would I find the connectors under the dash somewhere, or behind the kick panels? Was there more than one basic harness that was installed in these?

In the end, I'd love to have the keyless entry and power windows that my XLT had.

I have stumbled across a few aftermarket conversion kits, but I don't trust them much.

A side note, I had the back of the cab de-paneled putting in a sliding window and surprise!, no rear speakers. I thought I'd find the connections somewhere in there. I know how to wire a stereo but I'd rather use the factory connections if anyone could help me find them.

Anyway, that's my newbie question. I appreciate any suggestions, even partial or wrong ones.
'06 Super Cab STX
3.0, Auto, 2WD
Bone stock so far.
I'll mod anything that's cheap and doesn't make my bad gas mileage worse.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:46 AM
drppdyllwrngr drppdyllwrngr is offline
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Default Re: Trying to get power windows....

it can and has been done. i have oem power regulators in my truck. came with manual windows. the doors even have all the holes punched in them. there are a few threads about this floating around. use the search and you should be able to find some more info.
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