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Adding a power window switch to the door!

Long story short, I've got a 4 door with power windows and locks. I found someone who will trade half doors for my full doors but he doesn't have the power window switches in his dash.

Could I just buy another lock switch but wire it to the power window motor and install it in the door, so I would have two switches right in the door? Then all he would have to do is get power to the harness, right? Or am I missing something.
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interesting idea.. that might work.. here are the switches i used ..worked out great.. even put them in the stock location.

http://www.a1electric.com/Merchant2/..._Code=33040130
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you 'could', but it'd suck to wire. And they'd all be independent. He couldn't roll down any other window from the drivers seat.

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Have you thought of hitting a junk yard for the stock setup?

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Have you thought of hitting a junk yard for the stock setup?
I figure the odds of buying 4 black doors in good condition at a reasonable price are pretty slim, if I have to spend more than $1,000 between purchasing and painting different full doors I'd rather just drop the cash to buy a set of half doors and keep mine. So it's either make mine work for him and trade, or don't.
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I figure the odds of buying 4 black doors in good condition at a reasonable price are pretty slim, if I have to spend more than $1,000 between purchasing and painting different full doors I'd rather just drop the cash to buy a set of half doors and keep mine. So it's either make mine work for him and trade, or don't.
I think he meant the switches....
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I think he meant the switches....
Heh, I read that completely wrong. For some reason I was thinking he meant a set of doors without the power options.
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you 'could', but it'd suck to wire. And they'd all be independent. He couldn't roll down any other window from the drivers seat.
X2, sounds like an awful big fawkin hassle to me. Prolly the easiest thing for HIM to do would be a get an aftermarket switch panel and wire the doors in.



edit: OR salvage an OEM harness and tie it in... which would still = wiring job.

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The non-power doors still have a wire harness going to them right? I believe just so the jeep knows the doors are off and interior light? I thought I read in thread here that someone did this swap, or was going to and the connectors are also different between the power and non power doors.


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The non-power doors still have a wire harness going to them right? I believe just so the jeep knows the doors are off and interior light? I thought I read in thread here that someone did this swap, or was going to and the connectors are also different between the power and non power doors.
Well I don't know about the differences between harnesses or the window controls but it was easy enough to add power locks to my factory non-power lock doors. A pair of actuators w a + & - wire & some quick connects & it was done.

The big issue with this situation (if I understand it correctly) is going to be 1. the recipient of the electric doors wiring em up to a non-electric system (not the sellers problem IMO) and 2. the seller wiring up his existing lock wiring to aftermarket lock actuators. Any audio shop worth their salt should be able to knock THAT out.

But I could be wrong. It's happened once or twice.

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Well I don't know about the differences between harnesses or the window controls but it was easy enough to add power locks to my factory non-power lock doors. A pair of actuators w a + & - wire & some quick connects & it was done.

The big issue with this situation (if I understand it correctly) is going to be 1. the recipient of the electric doors wiring em up to a non-electric system (not the sellers problem IMO) and 2. the seller wiring up his existing lock wiring to aftermarket lock actuators. Any audio shop worth their salt should be able to knock THAT out.

But I could be wrong. It's happened once or twice.
It's the windows he's most worried about. I started to link him to an "electric door lock for half doors" write-up and then re-read the op. Plus sounds like the trade hinges on the ability of the other guy to be able to roll them down.

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It's the windows he's most worried about. I started to link him to an "electric door lock for half doors" write-up and then re-read the op. Plus sounds like the trade hinges on the ability of the other guy to be able to roll them down.
Well on the same note, I don't see the difficulty in wiring up the window motors to appropriate relays & switches. I know for a fact that there are companies out there that specialize in aftermarket electric windows. My mother had some put in her Chevy Cobalt.

In this case, the motors & actuators are already in the doors, just gotta hook em up.

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