Tip & How-To about 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

Window crank removal (most types of veahicles)

The first order of business: grab a screwdriver and wedge it between the door panel and crank. There’ll often be a plastic disc in between there as well as a clip. You may not be able to see the clip very well, or at all in some cases.If you can see the clip, start stuffing a rag in the space where the clip is. If you can’t see it, make a guess which side of the disc the clip is on. If you’re wrong the worst that’ll happen is you’ll have to repeat this. No harm done.Now using a flossing or shoe-shine motion (whichever analogy you prefer) work the rag back and forth, applying a little pressure. Most of the time the horseshoe clip is facing with the prongs down toward the handle, in which case you’ll want to work the rag around so the rag is hitting that part of the shaft. But sometimes it’s the other way, and you’ll need to spin the rag around and work that side of the crank.If everything goes well you might hear a tiny pop. You might be rewarded with the clip flying loose. Or you might hear nothing. In any case, try and remove the crank. If it doesn’t come loose, try again on the other side of the plastic disc or the reverse side of the shaft.
Note: Don’t lose the clip. You’ll need that to put the crank back on.
Installation is pretty simple as well. Just reassemble the crank/clip/disc and position the clip so it’s stuck on the crank in the slots but the prongs don’t go in them. Carefully position the crank in place and nudge the clip home with a screwdriver once it’s seated.

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If it has power windows it's easy. Look in the grab handle, behind the interior door handle and along the areas that you normally don't see with the door closed for scerw caps/covers. Once you have all the screws out, you can take a flat blade screwdriver wrapped in a rag and pry out on one of the corners. Then firmly pull the panel away from the door. Disconect any wires in the back and then lift off the door panel. If you have a hand crank it gets a little more complicated. You will have to take a rag and using a flossing motion (like you are drying your back-side) and get the rag in between the door handle and the panel. There is often a extra disc there too so you'll have to 'floss' inbetween that too. work the rag in a circular motion aroud the crank until you feel it catch on the U-shaped clip that holds the crank on. Make a little slack in the rag on the side that hasn't caught on anything yet then work that side down in and pull the slack out of the rag. You may have to do this a couple times but it saves having to buy the special tool for these clips. The tool is not that expensive...if you get fed up with the rag trick. Once you have the panel off you will probably see that some of the fasteners (dubbed christmas trees) have come off the panel and are still in the door. Simple pry them out and slide them back into place on the door panel. One final note, I have found that if you do this during the winter you should pull the car into a garage and let it warm up to keep from cracking the door panel.

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How do you remove a back door panel on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT to fix a window that has fallen off the track?


remove the door handle screws, and possibly the armrest has some screws hidden under dimples. then remove door handles from metal linkage and use a small putty knife or flat screwdriver and gently pop the door panel loose from the door. there are little press in plastic tabs that are connected to the door panels that just pop out of the holes on the doors , if you be careful and wedge away from the door with the screwdriver

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thundergod is right - there is a wire retainer clip that helps to secure the plastic crank to the metal post.

To remove it, I used a fat screwdriver to wedge between the bottom of the crank and the door panel. This gave me enough clearance to see and remove the wire retainer clip. Using needle-nose pliers, I managed to snag the clip. A quick pull and the clip was out and the crank handle popped right off.

After that, there are three torx screws that hold the interior panel in place - two at the bottom and one toward the left center of the panel.

But this is the easy part - removing the exterior handle is a bear...you'd be better off paying someone with the appropriate tools and knowledge to do that for you.

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how do i take off the manuel handle for the window of a 1995 G.M.C. SIERRA 1500 Ext. interior


The first order of business: grab a screwdriver and wedge it between the door panel and crank. There’ll often be a plastic disc in between there as well as a clip. You may not be able to see the clip very well, or at all in some cases.If you can see the clip, start stuffing a rag in the space where the clip is. If you can’t see it, make a guess which side of the disc the clip is on. If you’re wrong the worst that’ll happen is you’ll have to repeat this. No harm done.Now using a flossing or shoe-shine motion (whichever analogy you prefer) work the rag back and forth, applying a little pressure. Most of the time the horseshoe clip is facing with the prongs down toward the handle, in which case you’ll want to work the rag around so the rag is hitting that part of the shaft. But sometimes it’s the other way, and you’ll need to spin the rag around and work that side of the crank.If everything goes well you might hear a tiny pop. You might be rewarded with the clip flying loose. Or you might hear nothing. In any case, try and remove the crank. If it doesn’t come loose, try again on the other side of the plastic disc or the reverse side of the shaft.
Note: Don’t lose the clip. You’ll need that to put the crank back on.
Installation is pretty simple as well. Just reassemble the crank/clip/disc and position the clip so it’s stuck on the crank in the slots but the prongs don’t go in them. Carefully position the crank in place and nudge the clip home with a screwdriver once it’s seated.

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First off, you'll need to be able to remove the door panel. there are plastic clips (Push in body clips) as well as a couple of screws that hold the panel on. If you do not have power windows, you'll need a tool available from most any parts store to remove the window crank handle. You can get a window crank handle off with a couple of standard screwdrivers (There is a small metal clip that locks the handle on) but this normally results in damage to the panel. When the panel swings freely away from the bottom of the door, gently slide it directly up to remove it.

Once there, you should be able to clearly see the handle assembly, look for a metal rod about 1/4 inch in diameter that is supposed to be attached to the handle assembly via a little plastic clip. if either the clip or the handle assembly is broken, the rod will disconnect and you will be yanking on a handle attached to essentially nothing.

Door rod clips are available through most auto parts stores for $4-5, handle assembly's you can sometimes get through a wrecking yard, or order from the parts store.

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