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Old 08-28-2006, 11:52 PM   #11
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That tool is not required to pop the door panel off. Door panel tools are available at almost any auto parts supply store. However, you can use anything from a screwdriver to a putty knife to remove it. You may want to use a rag or something to protect the paint while you remove it.
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Thanks much for the info, I may be back for more insight soon.

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Hey all, I removed my rear, drivers side window regulator. As I followed the directions and disassembled the unit I found the cable is kinked, frayed and almost unable to really wrap around the spool.
Im thinking Ill have to replace it instead of fixing it.

Any ideas of a source for a reliable (still inexpensive) piece?

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Unfortunately, individual parts are not sold for the regulator. You'll have to make up your own cable. You could get one from a hardware store, bicycle or motorcycle shop. Cut it to the proper length, and then attach some anchors. JDQ made his own using a throttle cable.
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I was afraid of that.. Im looking into the cable thing now. Do you think they will thread through the cable holder that rises up away from the motor free of the frame?
I hope that question makes sense.

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That'* hard to say without seeing it. If the cable is mainly kinked, the tension that the cable is under will straigten it out some. If it is badly frayed, the strands could get caught where the cable enters the guide.
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I took my door all apart as described, but here'* my question. has anyone had to replace the wheel the cable winds around?
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The window can be held up in any number of ways. Tape can be used around the edges, a block of wood can be used, a C clamp, or just about anything your imagination comes up with.
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Default Yes, thanks for the REG fix very much.

Just wanted to say thanks for the useful info on the regulator fix, took me about 20 min to get he panel and regulator out and a buddy helped fab the clip (yes we got even cheaper and cut one ourselves from some thick sheet metal using a Dremel). Thanks for the savings and the hard work of all who make this forum beneficial to all!!!
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ok, so i got it all apart, finally got my bracket and put all back together. slowly put the reg down and slow went back up so I could screw the window back into place. then my bracket bent and popped off. so here'* my question, once the reg is back into place and bolt down how do you get the window back into place and know it'* even/level. do you hold the window all the up and put the reg up into place then screw down or what. I'm really tired of having the car apart and I want to drive it but the windows down and everyday the weather has a damn chance of rain.
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