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Unread 08-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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power to manual window swap

my power windows stopped working on me and i want to swap over to manuals does anyone know where to find the parts to do so? it looks like i should only need a crank & the axle/sprocket mechanism, i can only find the crank handle, any ideas or anyone have what i need? thanks
i dont like trusting electronics in the woods and mud id like to get this project done in the next week, thanks.

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Unread 08-18-2014, 03:41 PM   #2
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anyone at all? please.... suggestions anything???
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Unread 08-18-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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Local JY probably, but good luck finding a manual window ZJ. Maybe see if XJ components are the same.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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XJ Cherokee regulators are not even close. Since the factory manual window regulators have been discontinued your only shot is to find a junkyard ZJ with manual windows, or a '91 SJ Grand Wagoneer with manual windows. Either one will be tough to find.

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Unread 08-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
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Probably about as easy to find as the built in rear baby seat option.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #6
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Why not just fix the power windows?
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Unread 08-19-2014, 02:59 PM   #7
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power to manual windows

I never knew ZJs came w/o power windows. Learn something everyday I guess, as for the built in baby seat my 96 has one neener-neener-neener. I never understood why they would have that as an option but hey.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 05:04 PM   #8
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If you take off the door panels you can see the plastic is perforated around where the window arm sticks out.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 05:56 PM   #9
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ok thanks, i was kinda hoping to find a link to an online store that had the parts but it looks like this isnt a common thing, i checked out my old xj & they are way different.
i dont think i need an entire regulator just change the motor out to a sprocket with an axle to a crank and a bracket to mount it theres already a circular hole right where it could and would go in the door its self. i checked the junk yard i work at and found nothing, im going to rip into a tj door tomorrow and see if i cant make something work.... i dont want to fix the electric windows because i dont want them i want crank windows, its a jeep that goes from my house to the woods to play & back home(hopefully on its own power) it doesnt see much if any road time other than that and i figure if i broke them once i probably will again. its already got no carpet or ac and its a jeep that sees pretty rough wheeling and i like to have as few things to break as possible, thats the reason i want manuals not electronics. but if i have to ill fix them but for the time being their extra manuals, you have to lift them by hand lol.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 06:40 PM   #10
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Cant have both one or the other lol. You may have to replace the panels as well.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 03:23 PM   #11
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About the only ZJ to have manual windows was the 93 and 94 Grand Cherokee SE.

You basically need the whole interior panel and door guts. The SE was discontinued because they didn't sell. So good luck with that.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 05:10 PM   #12
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About the only ZJ to have manual windows was the 93 and 94 Grand Cherokee SE.

You basically need the whole interior panel and door guts. The SE was discontinued because they didn't sell. So good luck with that.
Hes probably best to just fix it but whatever.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 08:27 PM   #13
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as for the built in baby seat my 96 has one neener-neener-neener. I never understood why they would have that as an option but hey.
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