Interior Door Panel removal - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
homerdon is on a distinguished road
Default Interior Door Panel removal

Have a 2001 SSEI; rear/drivers side power window has fallen, suspect faulty window regulator. I'm no mechanic; trying to temporarily lock window in upright position. Have removed speaker cover, two reflectors, and power window control module and have not been able to locate any screws that secure the panel to the door.

1. What are the proper steps to remove the rear door panel?

2. What would be the easiest/effective way to temporaily stow the window in the upright position. Don't want to spend $200 this close to holidays to restore power to a window we seldom open.

Thanks.
Don
homerdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Custom88 is on a distinguished road
Default

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ndow+regulator

2. there have been some who use vice grips to hold the rear window up until they are able to fix it..
Custom88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 07:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

My friend'* rear passenger regulator went Friday. I didn't want to take the chance of ruining the track by clamps or screws, so I took a short piece of 2x4 (maybe 5-6 inches or so, shoved it under the window about in the middle of the door, after removing the regulator. The block of wood lined up with one of the holes in the door panel, so I took a wood screw with a washer and screwed it into that block. Saved some money during the Christmas season, will allow fixing it in warmer weather, and allow being able to send the regulator in to be rebuilt, rather than dealing with a core charge.
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 600
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
imidazol is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archon
and allow being able to send the regulator in to be rebuilt, rather than dealing with a core charge.
Who does rebuilding on the regulators? I didn't know that was done.
imidazol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 10:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 6,313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
PontiacDad is on a distinguished road
Default

Theres a few people on Ebay that rebuild the regulators, some members here have used the service with good results.
I use a c-clamp to hold the window up and have no issues with anything breaking or pinching.
The part that breaks is the plastic track piece, this causes the cable to bind and snap off.
PontiacDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2005, 11:02 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

Here'* the most recent thread on one rebuilder

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=43782
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interior Door Panel Courtesy Light sockets 6781camaro 1992-1999 0 03-05-2008 09:59 PM
Remove Interior Door Trim Panel & Visors singscountry1967 Detailing & Appearance 6 01-29-2007 01:38 AM
Interior Pics ('92 Grey/Black Interior or Red Interior) Berlinetta92 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 10 09-07-2004 11:47 AM
Door panel removal Robert 1992-1999 3 01-09-2003 12:54 AM
Door Panel Removal XplodBonneville General GM Chat 5 12-31-1969 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.