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Old 10-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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The rear window quit working , of course it is down, on my 01 4 door Bonny. I found the perimeter clips but there seems to be something central still holding. I can't find any screws around the door handle and can't see anything from the edges. my Haynes manual is useless in this area of this year model.
Can someone help me before I get madder and destroy the panel to get at the window regulator?
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Lift up and out on the door panel. There is a catch in the middle that needs to get released
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There are two clips behind the grab handle that slide up to release. If you can't get them to release by lifting up on the door, reach up from below with a narrow stick, and tap the stick with a hammer to push the clips up to release them. When you put the door back together, remove the white plastic thingies (technical term) the clips slide into from the sheet metal, and put them on them clips. When you position the door panel, a couple of slaps in the grab handle area will snap the clips back into place.

You will see what I mean when you get it apart. Just understand there are two clips in the grab handle area, and the panel has to lift up to release them.
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Thanks for the help. I got the panel off and the cables for the regulator are all messed up. It looks like a plastic retainer for the cable broke. What a POS setup. I'll check at the stealership tomorrow and see how much it costs. If it is too much I'll just weld it in the up position.
Thanks again for the help. Mike
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I had both rears go out within a few months of each other. Almost $200 each at Oreilly Auto, but they were easy to replace.
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$54 each on Ebay.
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The stealership wanted 300 and Rockauto was 128. I got one on Ebay for 54.
Thanks for the help, now I don't have to drag out my welder.
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