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#76 of 115 Re: well, well, well [carbine]
Sep 20, 2008 (2:13 am)
Hey there. Pretty simple to pull out the whole regulator from the door. Once the panel is off, just remove the 4 or 5 bolts that keep it attatched to the door and pull it out through the big opening in the middle of the door. Don't try to pull it through the top, I don't think it would fit.
Hey, I hope this helps ya! When you have more questions just ask.
#77 of 115 Re: well, well, well [racedad21]
Sep 20, 2008 (11:04 am)
Thanks for the advice.
I went to the dealership and they only had one clip in stock, and of course it's the wrong one. So I went ahead and bought it and ordered the other one, because I'm sure the good one will break soon.
Also, this whole device is the weirdest contraption I've ever seen. Who on earth designed this mess of a window opener?
I may be begging for more info once I get my hands on the parts and dig into it.
#78 of 115 Re: well, well, well [carbine]
Sep 20, 2008 (3:40 pm)
Yeah, I couldn't believe it when I pulled the door apart. What has GM become? My pickup is a '97 and it seems to be built alot better.
Crappy design thats meant to fail. Oh well, thats life I guess.
#79 of 115 Re: well, well, well [racedad21]
Sep 23, 2008 (6:17 am)
My clip is suppossed to come in today.
After the clips are installed, should I place the assembly back in the door, then drop the window into the clamps from the window slot above?
Will I be able to get to the clamps with the unit in the door?
#80 of 115 Re: well, well, well [carbine]
Sep 23, 2008 (6:32 am)
Yeah. Just take your time installing the clips and make sure the little "pellet" (we will call it that) is properly seated in the clip. This is important.
It's pretty simple after that. Just throw it back in the door and bolt er back up. As for the glass, turn the key on and power the guides till they are half way up the door then tighten the bolts CAREFULLY. Make sure they are snug but don't overtighten and break the glass.
I hope this all works out for ya. Good luck man!
#81 of 115 Re: well, well, well [carbine]
Sep 23, 2008 (7:12 am)
You wont have any problem. The clamp is part of the clip assy. Just lower the window into the clamp and tighten it up. I'm 69 yrs old, so if I can do it, anyone can.
Good luck, jereo96
Sep 23, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Thanks for all the good advice and hints here! Changing the clips out was not really hard at all. I'm glad I bought both clips, because the one I could not see was also broken and hanging on by a thread of plastic. The new clips are a little beefier, so hopefully they will last the life of the car.
I don't believe I will ever roll windows down again for no reason...
Thanks again for the advice and piece of mind!
#83 of 115 Re: [carbine]
Sep 23, 2008 (3:26 pm)
I'm glad it all worked out for ya. Just wondering, what did each clip cost you at the dealer? My dealer couldn't help me at all. I had to order mine from Ebay.
Sep 23, 2008 (4:06 pm)
The dealer list price was $40.14 each, but they sold them to me for $33.45 each. It was higher than the gmparts website, but when you figure shipping, it's an even wash.
These are a little sturdier than the factory originals, so if they last a long time, I'll be happy.
Thanks again for your advice.
#85 of 115 2.5 hours for 2 Windows.
Sep 28, 2008 (5:48 pm)
The advice here was spot on but just some additions to those who have minimal experience doing this type of thing or just overly obsessive. When you are taking off the panel depending what you use, you may scratch the paint so wrap any sharp object with duct tape before prying it off.
Be careful taking the window, locks and speaker connections. Make sure you have someone to hold the panel while you disconnect. (Mine actually pulled out of the connection but I was able to save it.)
I was able to take the switch out of the door panel and test it before putting it together.
Before you take the regulator out, make sure the barrels the the clips attach to are in the lowered position before removing. Mine were wedged to the top and I had to put it together again to bring it down.
I put duct tape on the paint over the small speaker as when you put it on the paint can get scratched by the small clip by the speaker.
If you hook up the window switch with the panel off, you can raise and lower the clips to make it easier to tighten them to the window.
One of my clips were put together wrong. The black plastic piece was put on wrong (backwards) I had to really work totake it apart and turn it around. Make sure the pieces are correct. You will not be able to put it on if it's incorrect.
Sorry no pics but it's my wife's and I wanted my car back and she her's so no fooling around taking pics. Any questions let me know.