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#1 of 115 How Do I replace power window regulator on 2004 Rendezvous?
Aug 12, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Both front windows on my wife's SUV failed within the same week. The windows go down but do not go back up. I can here the motor working but the windows don't move. The dealer said it is the regulator on the power window motor and wanted to charge me $800 to repair both of them. We are out of warranty by 8000 mis. I would like to try and replace them by myself. Is it difficult to remove the door panels to get access to the window motor? Thx
#2 of 115 Re: How Do I replace power window regulator on 2004 Rendezvous? [breit67]
Aug 28, 2006 (10:33 am)
Door panels come off easy – two screws and pop fasteners. Remove one screw near door handle. Other screw is inside the red plastic lens at the end of the arm rest. Carefully pop plastic lens out to access screw. With a large, wide, flat screwdriver or pry bar carefully work you way around the door panel prying to pop it loose. Electrical connectors have locking tabs that need to be pressed in before pulling apart.
Did you buy replacement parts? If so do you know the part numbers and what was included?
I am currently working on the passenger window of my 2003.
#3 of 115 Re: How Do I replace power window regulator on 2004 Rendezvous? [astrospace
Sep 08, 2006 (8:05 pm)
A bit of an aside, but does the door panel also need to be removed to replace the driver's window switch? It looks like the small surface panel within the armrest that surrounds the window buttons pops off, but when I jiggle it and start to pry it off, the buttons seem to move with it. I don't want to pull it off at the risk of breaking something unless I'm sure that's what I need to do.
#4 of 115 Re: How Do I replace power window regulator on 2004 Rendezvous? [astrospace [nosuvyet]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:18 pm)
I don't recall how the armrest is attached to the door panel but I am pretty sure you will have to remove the whole panel.
The trick is to pop the red lense off to get to the second screw.
Once both screws are removed then get a wide flat pry bar or large screw driver (wrap some making tape around it so as not to scratch the door) and work your way around the the panel prying it off.
Start from the lower outermost corner and work you way up towards the window then across the bottom of the door and up the other side.
Don't worry - it will snap back in.
In order to disconnect the cables for the window and speakers you need to use a screw driver to press in a latching tab on the connector BEFORE you try to pull it apart.
#5 of 115 2002 Rendezvous Power Window Switch
Oct 02, 2006 (2:11 pm)
My drivers side window went down and won't come back up. I popped the switch panel out of the armrest and fooled around with the L.H.front switch. By pushing the two wires up into the switch, the window will go up. I guess it's the switch that's faulty. Can these be repaired? If not, can it be bought at an auto supply store or do you have to get one from the dealer? How do the wires release from the switch if replacing? Also, my A.C. stopped working at about 60K miles. Tried recharging with refrigerant cans, but didn't work. Doesn't sound like compressor is engaging due to low refrigerant level. Any ideas? Can't take to dealer for repair because of cost. Are there any things I can check or repair?
#6 of 115 Re: 2002 Rendezvous Power Window Switch [uhrick]
Oct 02, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Could be the switch or an intermittent connection of the wire(s) to the pins in the connector.
Pins are crimped onto the wire ends. These pins are inserted into the connector that the switch plugs into.
By wiggling the wires are you might have gotten them to make contact with the pins.
I am not sure if you can get that switch from an auto parts store. To remove the switch from the wires you will have to pry up on a little tab while pulling the switch from the connector. This little tab is used to latch the wire connector to the switch. Once you have the switch in hand try your local auto parts store 1st then a GM dealer.
As for the AC. Try to look for oily dirt around AC system fitting in the engine compartment. The Freon has oil in it. When the Freon leaks so does some of the oil. The oil will attract dirt and dust. Fixing it yourself is a long shot but maybe you can at least pinpoint the problem. Hopefully it's not the evaporator (inside the car) or the condenser (in front of the radiator).
#7 of 115 rendezvous window regulator clips
Apr 11, 2007 (4:53 pm)
i have tried 4 different dealers to purchase the plastic clips for drivers door regulator,all of them tell me you have to buy the entire regulator assy,in forum i saw that a tsb was issued but dealers tell me it doesnt have anything to do with clips, where can i get them ?
#8 of 115 Clip Part Numbers
Apr 17, 2007 (5:01 am)
Try these part numbers - not sure which is left or right. If one is cracked the other might be as well.
Clip - 15286776
Clip - 15286777
(Regulator - 10376803)
#9 of 115 Re: Clip Part Numbers [astrospace]
Apr 17, 2007 (2:18 pm)
Man you saved my but
My regulator broke yesterday. as far as left and right i went to the dealership today and they show those two clips go on one window. and they work on either driver or passenger side. i havent taken the regulator out to verify but he said the computer says both are required. i need the 15256777 one. they charge 27 but ive seen them online for 15. thanks for the number they couldnt find one
#10 of 115 Re: Clip Part Numbers [intrepidcub]
Apr 21, 2007 (6:05 am)
Intrepid, where have yous een the clips online for $15.
Could you post site please.
I just had the same happen to me.