Question about 2005 Pontiac Sunfire
I have already purchased the regulator. We removed the panel from the door and were able to hook up the regulator to make sure that's all we needed and the window worked. But, to actually remove the old regulator and put the new one is has become the problem. There is a cavity enclosing the regulator. It has rivets that can be pushed out and then replaced with bolts, but it appears that the cavity is attached underneath the outer exterior of the car and that if we try to remove it, it's going to mess up the body. I don't know if that makes sense, but basically the exterior of the car comes up on the bottom for a few inches on the inside and the metal cavity containing the regulator is pinched underneath it. Will it damage the car by removing the cavity??
I dont know of any car window regulator that is attached to the outer door skin. generally there should only be 5 mounting screws holding the regulator in the door cavity. 2 on the top 2 on the bottom and one near the regulator motor. when these are sent to the manufacture the lifting plates that hold the glass are in what is called a shipping position. which allows them to install the regulator in the door and then attached the glass. this position is generally half way up the guide rail. so picture the window only being open half way. look at the regulatr that you bought. the position of the lifting plates (glass attachments) is where the regulator inthe door should be in order to get it out. good luck
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
Depends, Front or rear door, power or manual regulator?
Here is the front side/power
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