Question about 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Having problems removing manual window crank.
Manual window crank handle is held on with spring type " C " clamp . A special door handle clip removal tool is required. Inexpensive and easy to use. To reinstall handle , PLACE CLIP BACK INTO HANDLE GROOVE AND PUSH BACK ON. Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the handle part of the crank is held on by a small ring, you will need a small flat head screw driver- i used a butter knife, as it works better- push the door panel back just enough you can see behind the round part of the handle, you should be able to see the foot of the clip, push it off, make sure you don't do this in the grass, the ring will roll when it falls off. **please note this is a flat ring and only about the diameter of your little finger**
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
SOURCE: Front Door Panel
push the door panel back around handle until you can see the clip facing dowhward then take a rag and pull in a upward position between the handle and door panel pull the rag in a right to left postion this will grab the clip and disengage it from the handle
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
SOURCE: Removing window crank
Push in on door panel as suggested & you may have to spin handle or tool, then feel it slide in to right spot (slot cut) & push tool & handle should release
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Your window crank is held on by a clip at the base of the crank handle. You need a small hook (kind of like a knitting needle) to get behind the base and pull the clip off of the crank.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on May 13, 2009
Uses a "c" clip to secure window handle. Requires a special clip removal tool, that can be purchased at the parts store. Hope this helps
Posted on May 23, 2009
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The process of removing car door panels is essentially the same for each make of car. You may need to remove these panels when your fixing locks or power windows, replacing window cranks, installing speakers or replacing the side mirrors. Learning how to remove the panels yourself can save money on simple car repairs.
Check out how the door panels are attached to the car. Most panels use screws and bolts but others have snap-in fittings. Gather all the tools you need for removing the door panels. If the panel is attached with screws and bolts, you need a screwdriver or ratchet and socket. Car door panels with snap-in fittings are easily removed with a flathead screwdriver.
Locate where the screws and bolts are before starting. These are usually found in the arm rest area, along the bottom or sometimes near the door lights.
Roll down the car door window. Begin removing all screws and bolts that hold the door panel onto the car. If your car has snap-in fittings, pry gently on the bottom corner of the door panel until the fittings pop out.
Remove the power window control panel if your car has power windows. The control panel should pry out easily, and then you unplug the wiring harness from the back and place it to the side.
Use an L pick and flashlight when locating a manual window crank. Look behind the window crank and slide the pick under the edge of the metal clip that holds the crank in place. Remove the clip and pull the crank off.
Remove the door handle by unscrewing the small screw located in the center. Gently pull the door handle out until you see the back of the handle and unclip the rod from the door handle. This should remove the handle unless the handle and door lock are attached, then you just unclip the rod from the lock and remove them both together.
Unscrew the cap off rear upper corner door panel locks. These don't have a rod attaching them to the handle and unscrew separately from the door handle.
Pop the door panel off after you've removed everything. Gently pry on the bottom edge of the door panel until it releases. Pull out and up to completely remove the door panel.
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