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Old 05-08-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hello,

On the way home tonight my right rear window started coming down on its own. When I got home I tried to put the window up and nothing happened. When I tried to put it down I heard a crunching sound. I called the dealer and they want around 450 bucks to fix. Does this sound right?

I am a little short this month is there anyway to just lock the window in the up position until I have the money to fix?

Is is a difficult thing to fix on your own? What tools do you need?

Any help is always greatly appreciated.
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Brandon,
The repair instructions posted on this forum for these regulators are fantastic as long as you haven't chewed up the cable too badly by trying to operate the window after it falls down. I learned this the hard way when my right rear window dropped all by itself one day at work. I ended up pulling the door skin off and propping the window up with a 2 x 3 cut to about 18" and wedged in the door under the window. You'll need to experiment with this. To get the door skin off, you'll need to carefully pull it off with some decent force and a panel removal tool if you have one. You run the risk of breaking some of the mounting slots on the plastic door panel but, if you're careful and go slow, you should be OK. Once you get all the blue/green pins pulled out, lift straight up on the panel to get the arm rest clips to disengage. This will make sense once you get into it. Of course there are a bunch of electrical connections to pull as you go including the window switch. Pry this up from the rear and be careful not to break the front clip. Happily the rear switch is more durable than the front ones (also found out the hard way). I ended up ordering a rebuilt regulator off of E-bay from a company in Florida. It was about $150 delievered with a core charge. If you need it, I should be able to find the link to the company. Good luck.
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I had added additional information to the original techinfo article, that doesn't seem to be there anymore. Anyway - some have had problems with the cable pulling through the bracket, or the bracket popping off. The information posted in this thread should help prevent that.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=712910#712910
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I feel your pain I lost both rear windows in the same week. I pulled the door panel and pushed the window up and clamped a vise grip on the bad regulator under the window slider. I drove around with the door panel off then the driver side fell I went to menards to buy another pair of vise grips and drove around demolition derby style(I was thinking at this point what a pile of crap) I ordered the regulators from zebra motors a ebay store for a hundred each with shipping included. They make zero noise when operating compared to my stockers.
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Thanks for all the help guys.

Please give me the link of the company so I can order one.
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If I were to order a regulator online, is it difficult to istall. I have been looking around and most of them say it just bolts right on? Is this really true?
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Yep, just held on with 3 nuts. If you look at the regulator in the techinfo repair article, you can see the 3 studs that they tread onto. There are also 2 screws that clamp the regulator sled to the window.

Here'* how to remove the door panel, as well as the window regulator.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=11704
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If you search ebay for 2000 bonneville window regulator it will show some with 89 dollar buy it now prices. I used zebra motors they have some posted now. zebra was the name of the seller its a easy install the new unit bolts in the same way as the original.
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Here'* a used one that Ed Morad is selling.
Morad

And one from Zebra motors. Looks like he'* raised the price to $99.95
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