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Ford Explorer Window Motors & Parts

Power window motors make it easier for you to open and close your car windows. With merely a gentle press of a button, your windows roll up and down, helping you to adjust your comfort and access items such as fast food at restaurants and money at your bank. Here are some questions and answers that may help you choose the right parts for your Ford Explorer power windows.

What are the differences between manual and power windows?

Both types of windows work because of a lifting mechanism. With a manual window, you crank the handle yourself. With a power window, however, the motor does this at the touch of a switch. The power window motor also prevents forced opening, because your Ford Explorer’s drive mechanism has a special type of gear that self-locks.

What is a window regulator?

A window regulator works the same way in both manual and power windows. It simply allows you to raise and lower your Ford Explorer’s windows easily. Each window in your vehicle has a regulator, including the driver’s, the front passenger’s, the rear right-hand passenger’s, the rear left-hand passenger’s, and the rear tailgate windows.

Will any power window motor parts fit a Ford Explorer?

There may be some parts of a window motor that are universal, but you should buy a window motor or a window regulator that is designed for a Ford and preferably one specifically designed for an Explorer. The fit is better if you buy motor parts especially for your Explorer’s model year.

Why are power window motors so small?

Power window motors are small because they must fit into the door panels of your Ford Explorer and they only have one job to do, which is to open and close your SUV door windows.

What are different types of switches that control window motors?

Switches include:

  • Toggles.
  • Rockers.
  • Levers: If you have young children, you may want to install lever type switches because they cannot be activated accidentally. Thus, they keep your children safe.

How do power window switches work?

Power window switches work by shunting an electrical signal to the motor, which activates it.

Does the window motor control features such as automatic up?

No. These features are related to each other, but they are controlled by modules. A car can have many of these modules that control extra features, including your seats, door locks, and mirrors.