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
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What you will need is a replacement Window Regulator. You should be able to find one online for around $50.00. Make sure you Order the correct one. Drivers Side Front..... Passenger Side Rear... Each would be different. Removing the inner door panel. Check for videos on Youtube for your model and year to watch step by step instructions. On a scale of 1 to 5 this would be 3 to replace. Removing the regulator and getting the new one into place can be tricky. Just take your time and pay attention to how you remove the old one and what bolts and screws go where.
First the door panel must be removed,then you can tell what part is broken.It will probably be the window trac assy.To replace that you must drill out the 3/16 rivets that hold it in and then replacethem with 1/4 -20 bolts on re-assembly.
Your window regulator has failed. It is a fairly easy repair if you have some mechanical abilities. Simply remove interior door trim, there are mostly clips that hold this on but possibly a few screws/bolts. Under the trim is a water barrier that is attached with a tar looking adhesive, remove this as well but save it to re-install later. You'll have to pull the glass up inside the door to a point where you can get to the bolts on the clamps that hold it in the regulator, I like to use some duct tape to secure it in this position. DO NOT let it drop down inside the window again for this can break it. You are now ready to remove the old regulator.
Loosen the bolts that clamp the glass, find and remove the bolts that hold the regulator inside the door, disconnect the electrical connector to the motor.
Once you are able to turn the old part to the proper position it should come right out, Install motor on new regulator if necessary and install inside door, clamp window, connect electric connector. Now it's time to remove the duct tape and try it out, if all is good install vapor barrier and trim.
I own a 2000 Buick LeSabre which also has problems with the electric windows. I do not believe there is a recall, but the problem is with the cable attaching the regulator to the motor. These little cables break often. To repair the door panel will need to be removed and a new regulator with motor will have to be installed.
A couple of things to add to tinyp's solution. For Buicks, the regulator is bolted in, not riveted, which makes removal easier. Also, you'd better get used to this, as I have replaced 3 out of 4 window regulators on my 2002 LeSabre.
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). Good Luck