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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#108 of 115 Re: window clips rendezous [m1ashooter1]
Jul 11, 2010 (5:46 pm)
Thanks for confiming that. My dealer gave me the same answer and wanted $35 each for the 2 clips. GMpartsdirect.com has them for $19 each.
Dorman aftermarket regulators for the front are at Federated auto parts store for $90 for the whole assembly.
#109 of 115 Rendezvous window clips - tips from my experience
Sep 06, 2010 (10:16 am)
Just finished doing this job on the front passenger window. Ordered the parts from gmpartsdirect.com. New parts are made from the same thermoplastic - polyoxymethylene aka Delrin. Part has been redesigned with more, thicker reinforcing ribs. Should last a lot longer.
To remove the door panel without tools, start by prying at the triangular panel that covers the side mirror access hole / contains tweeter speaker. Once it is pried away, you should be able to pop out the door panel one pin at a time without a screwdriver. Before taking prying off from the last couple of pins, get a helper to hold the panel by the door handle - it's awkward for one person. Be very careful with the window and lock switches - they are delicate. While trying to disconnect the window switch, I actually pulled it apart. I would recommend getting on the ground on your back and using a screwdriver to release the barb socket. The door switch can be popped out intact, but you will likely break one of the retaining tabs in the door panel socket. Once again, release the barb socket with a screwdriver.
The pictures in post 36 were really useful. The clip on the outer rail is easy. The clip on the inner rail - the side closest to door hinge was harder. I ended up removing the door speaker - the magnet will hold it to the door - no need to disconnect. Then, remove the two bottom screws which hold the rail and motor in place. You should then be able to move the rail to a position where there is enough room to swing the clip over the rail and lock to the barrel.
I'd like to plug a flashlight that I bought recently and used during this job - gorillatorch. Extremely small, bright, bendable, and rare-earth magnets in the feet.
Thanks to everyone that has posted before - you made this job easy!
Sep 08, 2010 (3:24 pm)
I just replaced the clips on the left front window of my '02 Rendezvous. Then when I tested it, it was making a loud noise like it was catching on something. I noticed the cable that goes on the wheels/pulleys keeps coming off the track because it is loose. Does anyone know how I can fix it?
#111 of 115 Re: BUICK RENDEZVOUS POWER WINDOW FELL DOWN [hydrochief]
Jan 08, 2011 (7:12 am)
Those part numbers do not match. Those part numbers show metal clips. The ones I have are like those in the how-to pictures - they are plastic. Do you have another part number?
#112 of 115 Re: BUICK RENDEZVOUS POWER WINDOW FELL DOWN [hydrochief]
Sep 07, 2011 (11:38 am)
I am a 64 yr. old granny and with your help I fixed my own window regulator . I'm on a fixed income so this really helped. If I can do it, anyone can. I'd like to mention that the part #s have been changed from 15286776 to 15938039 and 15286777 to 15938040. Thank you so much for your pictures and posts.
#113 of 115 What's up with that?
Sep 07, 2011 (5:38 pm)
Well I got my window clip parts in the mail after about 10 days.
Looked at both parts and found the black clips to be broken where they fit over the metal nubs that hold them in correct position horizontally in the assembly. Looks like the black plastic pieces were just shoved on all the way they could go resulting in the breaks.
I looked at the existing clips to see how they were supposed to be.
Planning to ask for refund and then get the parts locally unless they will overnight new ones to me.