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Replace regulator on driver's side window of a 2005 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??  My power window suddenly stopped going up. It will go down without a problem, but will make a repeated, loud clicking noise when the switch is held up and it stays in place. The window can be pushed down by hand. After finally getting the door panel off, I looked inside to see the motor shifting around when the button is pushed up. Further inspection showed that there were two rivets that had snapped. When pressure is applied to the window, either being forced down or moved up, the motor slides out of place because the rivets aren't there to keep it in place. Any advice to getting the regulator out to repair those rivets?

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  • lee_d445 Feb 11, 2009

    It was the driver's side, power windows. Thank you very much for the diagram, just what I needed.

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    how do i put it back in?

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Depends, Front or rear door, power or manual regulator?

Here is the front side/power

  1. Lower the window to the three quarters down position.
  2. Remove the door trim panel.
  3. Remove the water deflector in order to access the window regulator.
  4. Remove the window to regulator nuts (4).
  5. Push the window to the closed position and tape in place.
  6. Disconnect the regulator electrical connector.
  7. Removed the power window regulator bolts (3).
  8. Drill out the power window regulator rivets (2).
  9. Remove the power window regulator (5) from the door.
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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

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