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Re: changing window regulator
In some vehicles the regulator is interchangeable from side to side. The best way to find out if they are is to call the service dept at the dealership. To get to the regulator you will need to remove the door panel, and with the glass up you will able to see it inside the door towards the bottom, either towards the front or back. The area inside the door is tight, so they put them in a place that is out of the way of the glass when down. Be careful when removing the door panel, there is plastic clips that hold it along with a few screws. The plastic clips are easy to break. If you do break one (or a few), you can get a pack of them at any auto perts store.
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The electric window could either be the fuse,switch, or window regulator motor at fault..Sometimes the window motor electric plug can vibrate loose or become loose from door slamming..Also the switch can become loose as well or contamination if you are lucky..You will have to remove door panel to inspect these components..and fuse panel..The light could be a faulty bulb..Check and replace bulb..before involving the signal indicator switch lever...If bulb is at fault go ahead and change bulbs at both rear sides..Do not try to repair signal switch because of air bag..If you can hold down on the turn signal switch and it works the switch is at fault...
First you will need to remove the inner door panel to gain access to the window motor and regulator. The are only serviced as a unit. You will need some masking tape or duct tap for the next step, on the bottom edge od the window glass you will fine that it is attached to the regulator. There are two clips you will need to remove ( they pull out fairly easy) Before removing them place strips of tape over the top ov the door frame down both side of the glass to hold it in place. Next disconnect the wiring from the window motor it will be mounted in the center of the door frame.You will find 4 bolts 1 in each end of the regulator. You may think your trying to get a square peg into a round hole wiggling the regulator out but it will come. Installing is the opposite of removal, just be sure to plug in your motor and take the tape off the glass before trying the operation and alignment before putting the door panel back on. Hope this helps
Just wanted to let everyone know, in order to change the window regulator on a 1996 saturn you do need to remove the exterior door which is connected by about ten lock screws around the inside of the door. you also need to remove the side view mirror and the door handle which has a little plug on the bottom right side that should come out with a pair of needle nose or something, then the handle should slight to the left and off. Pull the hole outer panel up and off and there you go. But you do still need to remove the inner door panel to put new nuts and bolts to hold the new regulator in because the orginals are held in buy rivets so you have to drill those out.
Hope that helps anyone.
1) Yes you are right to think that it is the regulator.
2) You can repair this.
Remove the screws that hold the door panel on.
Remove the door panel. There are alot of clips on the door panel that just need to be pulled out with panel while removing.
Remove debris shield.(plastic piece between door panel and door.
The regulator will be visible at this point.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the regulator. Separate Glass from regulator. Some use clips some use bolts to hold the glass to the regulator.
Remove regulator attaching bolts.
Thats it just reverse the procedure for installation.