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Replace glass, drivers door on 1997 GMC 1/2 ton Truck ,2wd, Power windows

I need to install a drivers side window on my truck, a 1997 GMC 1/2 ton truck. I need some help on what to do to get the door panel off. I also am replacing the inside door handle (which I bought a new handle assenbly) and the power door mirror assembly. I could use some info on best way to take off the door panel and any helpful info on installing the glass.

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    i have the same problem.....anyone know how to 

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    need to remove door panel on drivers side and replace power window motor

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You might also have to drill out the rivets that hold the lock actuator on to be able to manage the last roller into the scissor assembly. Use larg 1/2 in sheet metal screws to reattach.

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The door panel is held onto the door with clips but first you need to remove the screws from the grab handle on the door panel. then pop the bezel off around the inside door handle. very carefully!!! then using a clip tool pry off the peice that covers the rear view mirror nuts and pry gently all the way around the door panel until its loose then lift it up slightly to unseat the window channel strip off the door, then unhook your wires. As for the window roll it up, tape it to the door then line up the 2 10mm bolts that clamp it to the regulator with the provided holes in the door, loosen 'em up roll the regulator down and remove the window. Have fun guys!!!

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