Door window regulator - removal and refitting

Removal
1 Remove the door inner trim panel.

2 Where necessary for improved access, peel back the waterproof plastic sheet from the door.

3 Lower the window until the lower support channel is visible through the lower door aperture. Prise the regulator arms from the sockets in the support channel, then lower the window to the bottom of the door (see illustration).

28.3 Front door window lower support channel and regulator arms
28.3 Front door window lower support channel and regulator arms

4 Drill out the four rivets securing the regulator assembly to the inner door skin, and if working on a front door, drill out the two rivets securing the regulator guide (see illustration).

28.4 Door window regulator fixings
28.4 Door window regulator fixings

A Front door
B Rear door
C Regulator assembly securing rivets D Regulator guide rivets

5 On models with electric windows, disconnect the motor wiring plug after disconnecting the battery negative lead.

Removal and refitting of the motor is described in Chapter 13.

6 Withdraw the regulator assembly through the lower door aperture.

Refitting
7 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but fit new rivets, using a hand riveter.

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