The first step in installation of the kit is to get your door trim off, depending on your car this can have various methods but on the HR I simply have to remove the handles and then pop the trim off the door. Here I am showing the use of the handle removal tool, pushing it in below the handle which will push the locking clip back and allow the handle to fall off.
The door with the trim removed, not so pretty any more but when the kit is all installed it will once again be all covered up. It is unnoticeable that the power window unit is installed unless you have your switches visible. Firstly you will need these packets that contain the fittings that will go over your winder knobs. Find the correct gear in the packet that contains a size and number of teeth to match your needs and then tap it onto the knob. The gears are all numbered, so when you find a match note the number and then find the others the same.
Before placing the gear onto the winder knob I am finding the correct matching external gear that will have the profile I need to have it hidden behind the trim. To do this I have grabbed a gear that only extends as far in height as the knob itself does, this way when the cap goes over the hole in the trim the gear will be easily hidden behind it and won't conflict with it. Now I have put the small gear into position on the winder knob, I've found you may need to tap the gear into position, to do this I used a rolled up newspaper against the gear and tapped it with the hammer, I didn't hit directly against the gear with the hammer as it is plastic and I didn't want to take the chance of damaging it.
Once the small gear is in position you can slide the larger gear over the top, make sure to match the gap in teeth between the two gears so that later you can add the screw that will lock the two gears together very firmly. To check roughly how you want the unit to sit grab any one of the units and sit it in position over the gears already on the knob, then holding it securely with your hand at the knob bring the unit around into a mounting position to see how it will sit.
The unit I am showing here is actually off the other side, you can see this from the motor (golden colour near my hand) being towards the bottom and getting in the way. It isn't critical to mount it with the motor at the top but it is shown that way in the instructions. Here is a close-up of the power window unit sitting over the gears attached to the winder knob. If you look closely at this image you will see a spacer I mentioned previously attached to the back of the face and giving it support away from the door skin.
These spacers simply push onto a raised section and hold. These metal circlip of sorts are supplied in the kit also, one for each door. Once you have the unit secure these slide over the white plastic gears and hold the power window unit from sliding up and down the gear when active. These metal circlip of sorts are supplied in the kit also, one for each door. Once you have the unit secure these slide over the white plastic gears and hold the power window unit from sliding up and down the gear when active.
Here is my mounting of the power window unit onto the door skin completely bracketed and secured. Note the angle and position of the brackets avoid any internal linkages on the door Next on this drivers door it is time to check where I want the main control unit. As you can see this unit contains a switch for each door, it also has an "on/off" style switch which allows you to enable and disable the switches on the other doors.
This will stop your kids from using and playing with the switches and windows. On my car I left the other switches hidden and just use the main control unit but on this car I want the option of people being able to use the units. This image shows the main control unit mounted, it's a very neat looking unit and doesn't ruin the presentation of your trims at all.
Here I am pushing the door trim out of the way to show how I have mounted and secured the wiring. I have used an existing channel in the door to sit the plastic blocks into so that they don't push against the trim. All the wiring is plug and play, just connect power to main ignition and earth to a secure bolt on the chase.