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2004 volvo s60 window regulator, how do I remove it to replace it? It seems to rivited in. Really?

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Most are.

Drill out the rivets,remove just the regulator and motor assy.

Then you can drill some more,to remove and switch out the new motor, if applicable

Very important. Buy some heat shield sleeves and put over a long sleeve shirt
Wear thin gloves as much as possible
Allow a couple weeks for the cuts to heal, from the door inner door skin.
Do that job yourself, or it will be butchered,if done professionally.
Check the window height when in down position,before riviting back together. forgot where it was,check other side

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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  • pedro_sousa Sep 28, 2010

    I'm not sure I really need to replace it. Here's my issue, the window moves down 3/4 of the way then stops. I can raise it again to close it but it just won't go down all the way. So everything seems to work but it's just really out of alignment. Is there a way I can adjust it at all? There is a cresent shaped gear that looks like I can just move into the right position, if, I can figure out how to loosen the motor to manually turn it. Help..

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2010

    Regulator is worn out. I know it looks fixable, but as you get move involved,you will see it isn't .
    Any attempt to align or put on track will last a couple of days.

  • pedro_sousa Sep 28, 2010

    I've always just replaced everything on this car without hesitating for a second. The reason I have it is it carries my wife and 2 little girls. the problem is that I ordered the new regulator today and it won't be in for 5 to 7 days. This happened when my wife took it to get inspected this morning and it failed as a result. "the top 3 inches of the window is visible, so they called it a safety issue, whatever, it's gonna get replaced" I only need it to last for an hour anyway for an inspection. the new one comes in tuesday or wedneday, already ordered, $215 later. Knowing that I need to drill out the rivets is a good thing. I'm gonna do that now and replace them with bolts after I try to re-align it for tomorrow morning and at least have that much done ahead of time.

    Thank you very much I really appreciate the help. FYI first thing in the AM I'm buying a shop manual. :D

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Yes, very common. Carefully drill them out and replace with short bolts.

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