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Re: window winder removal
Manual winders are all the same (in my experience)... so this should apply to you:
You need to push back on the door-skin so that you can access a small bronze/silver clip that holds the winder onto the teeth of the mechanism.
I find that a medium-sized flat-head screwdriver is great for pushing that clip off... it's basically a "U" shape, but with a few divets in it. You want to look, then wind the handle until you have one of the points of the "U" facing you at the top. Push it down with the flat-side of the screwdriver, and it should go flying off like an elastic band into the nearest storm-water drain...
My advice: don't do it over your lawn or storm-water drain if you want to find it again!
After that spring-clip-thing is off, the handle just slides off the shaft without any effort. =-]
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The panel is usually a pop button type retainers holding the panel on, Obviously all screws will have to be removed ie; grab handle, internal door opening lever, and the window winder,
TIP remove window winder handle with a shoe lace or a lenght of thin material , it's a horseshoe shaped spring clip holding the winder handle on and pulling the shoe lace or material in the opposite direction of clip will easily remove clip (don't loose ) Good luck
There is a clip behind the window crank (winder). There is a special tool to slide behind the winder that pushes the clip out, the tool is not expensive and can be purchased at most parts stores. It is possible to remove the clip without the tool, but a little tricky (no brute strength!!!). The clip is thin (about the thickness of a heavy paper clip) and 'u' shaped. It slides onto the center backside of the winder. Gently push in the door panel while you gently pry out the winder. You may be able to grab the clip with some very narrow needle nose pliers, or use one or 2 flat thin screwdrivers to slide the clip off. Let me know how its goes.
Remove plastic studs from door closer. Unscrew three retaining screws. remove grab.
Unhook window winder retaining clip. Best done with small long-nose pliers. window winder retaining clip located inside plastic winder handle section. Will need to prise away winder handle from door slightly to expose clip. locate and gently pull clip from winder shaft.
unscrew door opener / lock assembly retaining screw.
gently prise lower trim retaining press studs from door. remove lower trim.
gently , from rear of door, pull upper trim from door and similtaniously prise upper trim press studs from door.
gently giggle door opener / lock assembly through upper trim . remove trim
gently with flat blade, peel off plastic dust sheeting.
access to inside off door is now possible.
Reassembly reverse of above
I have to do the same with my door handle on my excel. The Window winder is held on by a sort of circlip thingy and they do make a special tool to remove it, and i would reccommend buying it or even borrowing one from a local mechanic. it is possible to remove it with a screwdriver and some wire but it is very hard and fiddly as you have to do it blind.
in the door handle you will see some plastic caps
remove these you will then find some phillips screwsremove them the handle will com off
same with the window winder handle
then check for other screws then pull door card off. but gently bottem out & top up
hi there, it will be one of two ways, either theres a little horse shoe shaped clip that sits inbetween the winder and the door panel, failing that then the middle of the winder should flick out and there will be a screw that screws through the winder and into the panel, hope this helps
the window winder consists of two parts - the handle part and the round part. if you look at the round part, you will see that it consists of two parts. the bottom part can in actual fact be pushed forward (this is the part closest to the door panel). if you push this forward it will un click and you can remove it.
hope this helps