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Cable on power window pulley snapped, how do i raise the window manually

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Likely will need to remove interior trim panel. Usually it's held on (in most vehicles) by a couple screws then just pops off with pressure.
Once removed there will likely be two bolts holding your glass in.
If your cable snapped, call local wrecking yards or check eBay for that door window regulator (part with cable).
Unbolt glass from your regulator. Most likely turn it 90degrees to pull out. Then removed regulator and put new one in. Afterwards put glass back on.

If you only want to push the glass back up then it's a case-by-case scenario in each vehicle. However remodeling trim will likely be necessary to secure it inside the door, until regulator gets replaced.

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