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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 door panel
gently pry around the edges of the door panel, you'll hear about 7-8 connectors pop out, then the panel will come off. the new regulator will likely come with replacement connectors in case you break one. hold the window up with screwdrivers and loosen the bolts where the window rests on the lifter. from there i believe there are just 3-4 bolts holding the regulator in, and it comes out pretty easily compared to other cars ive done. just reverse to reinstall. another note, the window rests 2 pieces of flat rubber folded over (like a taco is the best way to describe it) and after time they can get stuck on the glass. GENTLY pry them off because some rubber stuck to the window and it wouldnt fit in the new regulator, so i had to take it all back out and scrape the rubber off the window
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Don it. Good half day for amateur. Get Chilton 86-99 Bonneville, 88, Lesabre manuel.. Tricky to find bolts are under end flaps on door close handgrips. Took me a day to figure that one out. Others under light at lip of back of door. Book indicates to strart with window 3/4 up if you can. Flip up window control at rear of panel. After all screws are out raise outer edge of armrest and look for notches 4" and 11-1/2" from rear of armrest to slide inward to remove. There are screws under the door handle too. Screws everwhere. When pulling bottom of panel from door lift with a notched bar to avoid tearing the fasteners out of the cardboard panel. Two screws behind seatbelt notch at top need to come out to allow positioning the glass. The panel at the bottom of the top opening can be removed for more fredom in positioning the glass when reinserting the ball in the lower track on the window. Tape glass with duct tape to keep it from falling. Drill the factory rivets that hold the old regulator and I replaced with stove bolts with nylon locknuts slotted head to the inside the car. Can't remember the size, probably 1/4 or 3/16". Remove speaker if in front bottom of door to use your hand to do work in the door. You must twist the regulator forward with window 1/2 down to remove the ball from the socket in the bottom sliding metal track at the bottom of the window. Don't drop the window after removing the socket, tape it in place. Don't know what you do if you cannot move it to 1/2 up position. By the way, the body shops say you must use rivets, not screws or it will shift, but I have had no problems with the screws for reinstallation several years old. The rivet they use take a big hydraulic pop rivet gun that you won't have. Good luck, I don't envy you. Need to do other window on my 91. The window control may not be the same on the Custom, mine is the Ltd. you may be able to remove the motor from the regulator in the door without removing the regulator if you can figure out how to get the bolts that hold the moter to the regulator. inside the door.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Disconnect your negative battery cable. Locate and remove
the screws that hold your interior door handles in place (they may be hidden by
snap in, or snap on clips). Remove the interior door handles, then disconnect
the wire clips to the switches. Your panel is held in place by snap in clips;
use a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to get as close to, or
directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel).
Once the clips are pulled, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door.
Install in reverse.
If you don't have power windows you will have to remove the manual window crank. It is held in place by a clip on the back side of the base. To remove the clip, you will need a small hook (kind of like a knitting needle). Put the hook in behind the base, and grab the clip and pull it off. To replace it, slide the clip back on the window crank, and snap it back on the door.
Posted on May 25, 2009
Firstly, if you don't know how...I doubt you can remove it anyway. Take it to your local car stereo installation shop and ask them NICELY to take it off - explain what the problem is (lemme guess the window/lock doesn't work).
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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