How to change the window motor itself.
First, to gain access to the window regulator, we need to remove the door panel - the entire tan assembly on the inside of the door, as in the picture on the right.Note the screws involved are posi-drive screws, not Philips head screws, and you should definitely invest in a couple posi-drive screwdrivers (size 2 and 3 especially) if you are going to do-it-yourself on your Range Rover. Posi-drive screws rock because they have extra flutes that hold the screw on your screwdriver nicely, but using a Philips screwdriver on them will, well, screw them up.
Step 1: Remove the plastic surround that goes around the door latch pull by pulling the latch enough that you can unscrew the one posi-drive screw and slide the plastic to the right so the tabs on the left are not broken:
Step 2: Remove 2 posi-drive screws hidden in the holes on the underneath of the Range Rover's interior door pull. See the 2 holes below marked with my lovely black arrows.
Step 3: Remove the small tweeter speaker inset triangle assembly at the corner of the door and window. It just gently prys off when you pull from the top:
Step 4. Remove the door panel.You need to start at the bottom of the door panel, and use a forked pry bar to pry each white clip loose. Make sure you get close to each white clip as you pry, so that you do not apply undue strain on the door panel itself. Once all the white clips are pried / popped out, you can lift the whole door panel up so that its hangers become free of the door, and set the whole inside door panel assembly aside.
Step 5. We need to remove the black foam moisture / sound barrier piece, preferably without damaging it. It is attached by a black putty adhesive that stays soft.Step 5b. You will have to unscrew the door outstation, and the door speaker and amplifier, as they are attached on the outside of the barrier.
Step 6. Now for the fun stuff -- the window regulator is attached to the door via four rivets. It is also attached to the railing that holds the window itself, and we need to deal with that.
Oct 18, 2011 |
2001 GMC Jimmy