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Old 08-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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I have read on here about people using duct tape on their windows to keep them up while fixing the reg...duh...where do you put the tape? I wouldn't think you would put it on the outside but don't know where to put it on the inside. I need to keep my window up for a few days until I get around to fixing reg because it is in the 100'* here and it is a battle between the heat and the air conditioner on a daily basis! Tape, vise grip 2x4 I don't care what it is just need some help.Thanks,

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If you have the door panel off I wedged a piece of wood in there for a while.
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Do you know how long it should be? And did you use a 2x4 or a 1x2?
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I (well, actually it was Phoenix) used a wooden handle from a garden hand tool. I held up the window while he marked on the metal slide of the regulator how high up the sled had to be. Then we took it out the regulator, duct taped the wooden dowel to the slide, and re-installed to check for height. We had to use shims to get it to the right height. It took a bit of trial and error, but it did the trick.
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What I do is use a small scrap of 2x4. Once the regulator is out, you can use the lower hole to screw the block in place. I slide the window up, put the 2x4 under it, then screw it in place using a wood screw and washer. That way, the length isn't critical.
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Archon...that was a great idea and i did it right after I read your post and worked like a charm. The only question I have now is am I suppose to hook the control module back up until the reg is finished because my interior lights stay on and the dic continually says rear door is ajar! Guess I will go hook it up and find out for myself but thanks for the other tip!

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Just a note for anyone working to correct the window regulator issue...when you finish removing it to either fix it, replace it or repair it make sure you plug the control module back in so that the lights don't stay on in the car or your dic won't keep saying that your dorr is ajar...stupid thing anyway doesn't even know my door is a door not a jar!!

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a PVC pipe works great to, and doesnt take up near the space of a 2x4

i think mine was 21 or 22" long, 1" diameter
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I had my right rear regulator go, at first i just wedged stuff in there but it wouldnt keep the window completley up which bothered me pretty bad. So after doing some research and realizing the whole entire regulator assembly would have to be replaced I had a friend hold the window completley up then I drilled a screw into the track so the window couldnt drop. I never open my rear windows anyways so it doesnt bother me. Worked like a charm.
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Another idea.

I tightened a hose clamp around the regulator vertical track, right up against the bottom of the glass. Works like a charm. Actually I plan to keep it that way permanently because I don't use the rear windows anyway.
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