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I have a 2006 Sonata. The wire in the window motor broke so i am trying to replace it. I have removed the front passenger door panel. I now need to know how to get the 2nd panel off. Removed all the bolts but something has it stuck. Can you help?

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As you've already removed the door panel, I think that the second panel you're talking about must be the motor assembly and the cable housing. To remove those you'll need to remove the window from the door. It would be good to have someone to help you,
I'll give the operation in steps.
Before you begin get a container to keep the nuts, bolts, washers and other items you'll be removing. If you don't finish the same day, lock it into the car and that way when you assemble everything will be there.

  • Position the window where the two ten millimeter retaining bolts, which hold the glass onto the horizontal rail, can be accessed and then support it there. Use a socket spanner with an extension, remove both bolts. Have a friend holds the window.
  • Next loosen the single bolt which holds the guide rail at the trailing end of the door and remove the bolt..
  • Next, loosen off the retaining bolts which hold the winding and motor unit onto the inner side of the door, leaving one or two loose and holding the unit by their last threads,
  • Loosen off the cable housing (which is more or less half way along the door,.Remove those bolts completely and leave it loose, Start from the bottom and then release the top bolts.There should be two bolts at the top and two at the bottom....
  • Remove the bolts holding the motor assembly which should then drop down giving enough room to remove the glass.
  • Once that's been done the cable housing and the motor assembly can then be removed, but they have to be maneuvered out, which can be a little tricky, but get them at an angle where they'll come out and they will
  • Assembly is a question of first mounting the cable housing and motor housing fitting at the same time, so that the cable remains in the correct place,
  • Once that has been done and the bolts refitted, take the window mechanism down so that the window can be fitted.
  • don't tighten the bolts more than figure tight until the whole assembly is complete.
  • Tilt the window leading edge into the gap where it was removed and align it to the horizontal rail making sure its also aligned into the rails back and front and then fit the retaining bolts
  • By actuating the lifting mechanism with tiny adjustments, maneuver the motor assembly and cable assembly into alignment.
  • Once this is done replace the bolts into the relevant attatchments
  • Carry out a final alignment and tighten the trailing rail in the door
  • Double check for alignment and operate the window up and down a few times to carry out any minor adjustments needed.
  • Once you have again double checked tightness of your work reassemble the door panel and arm rest.
This is not a quick or easy job, so take it easy and study the whole thing first....Have a good look and then picture it working within your mind....That often helps a lot....All the best....Regards Johngee

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