My window had feel down on my 2001 dakota. When i took the door panel off there was a little rounded piece of plastic that is broken. It is located at the bottom of the door. i am assuming that the cable rides on this. this piece is broken, where can i find a new one and the know how to replace, without having to pay a rediculous price?
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Re: THE ROUNDED PIECE
The power window regulator is sold as an assembly. Most likely you won't be able to get the component parts that make up that window regulator assembly. If you buy a Haynes (Haynes and haynes only! )manual for your make and model of truck it will most likely have the directions on how to replace the window regulator.
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see if you can't take off a little trim piece around the handle, and try to get the handle out. With luck, the plastic piece at the handle broke, and maybe you can reach in and grab the rod with long nose pliers and tug on it to open the door
remove the door panel. either the gear on the motor is rounded off or it is whats called the regulator. It is a long flat piece of metal with teeth all the way down one side. Most likely a window motor will solve this, but look at both items for signs of rounding off or you may see when you get in there that the motor or regulator are loose and just not mating together properly. Hope this helps.
A: To remove the plastic piece with the door lock button and door handle connected to it:
1- Remove the screw in the middle located behind a plastic cover button 2- Push (slide) the whole assembly Forward (toward front of car) Besides the screw, it is held in place by 3 hooks on the backside that hook into holes in the metal door frame 3- Now unhook handle from small metal bar going through door by pushing (toward door) plastic clip (blue?) off of the bar, then the bar will come out of the clip hole, thus releasing the handle. 4- Depress little grey button /bar (purple painted on it)on elec. connector to seperate connector, thus releasing door lock switch
Now the whole assembly (metal handle, door lock switch, and plastic piece) will come off door panel
B: The door is held on by 2-screws, 7-plastic snaps/plugs, and 1-plastic plug.
The screws are located: bottom of hand hold and the other behind the handle, both covered by little covers that have to be pryed off to access the screws.(hint: the screw with the built in spacer goes behind the handle when you are trying to reinstall) The 7-plastic snaps: 3 across bottom and 2 on each side. Not visible, they are mounted to the inside of the panel. The 1-plastic plug is visible at the upper front of the panel and is the same color as the surrounding trim
C: Take off the big plastic triangle piece above the door panel and behind the mirror. Pull/pry off. It has 2 snaps holding it on. one near bottom and one near the front.
D: Light lens prys off from bottom. Unscrew (1/4 turn) the light assembly with bulb still intact from backside of panel
You can buy a new window motor and track(its one piece at auto zone for about $30 you take off tee door panel then unsrew the track and put the new one in . it took me a few mins to figure out how to get them off and on but it wasnt too difficult.