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How do you take off the window crank of my 1988 Cutlass Calais

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Pull out on the crank as the window is rolled up, look all the way around the crank right behind where the crank meets the door. There should be a small silver clip that you can pop out with a screwdriver.

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March 1982 to replace Starfire, Lansing's version of the front-drive 101.2-inch-wheelbase corporate J-body subcompact failed to attract more than about 45,000 customers in most years -- except for 1984, when it garnered a credit­able 82,500 -- even though Olds tried most everything it could think of to sell it.

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