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Door window glass and regulator - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Door window glass and regulator - removal and refitting


Front door window glass - models with manual windows
Saloon, Estate and Van models Removal
1 Remove the door trim panel, as described in Section 11.

2 Carefully peel back the waterproof sheet from the door.

3 Prise off the inner and outer glass weatherstrips.

4 Lower the window so that the regulator connector is level with the door lower aperture.

5 Remove the single screw which retains the glass run extension (accessible through the small aperture at the lower corner of the door) (see illustration).

14.5 Glass run extension retaining screw (arrowed)
14.5 Glass run extension retaining screw (arrowed)

6 Detach the window channel from the regulator ball and socket joints then raise and remove the window from the exterior side of the door (see illustrations).

14.6a Window channel to regulator attachments (A) and glass run extension
14.6a Window channel to regulator attachments (A) and glass run extension securing screw (B)

14.6b Removing the door window glass
14.6b Removing the door window glass

Refitting 7 Refitting of the door glass is the reversal of the removal procedure. On completion check that the window operates freely before refitting the waterproof sheet and trim to the door.

Cabriolet models
Removal
8 Remove the door trim panel as described in Section 11.

9 Carefully peel back the waterproof sheet from the door.

10 Remove the door weatherstrip and rubber end block.

11 Lower the window and, working through the aperture, disconnect the linkage arms from the bottom rail.

12 Lift the glass upwards from the door.

Refitting
13 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but adjust the window stop as follows.

14 Loosen the adjustment bolt, then raise the window until the top edge of the glass touches the top guide seal (see illustration).

14.14 Window stop adjustment bolt - Cabriolet models
14.14 Window stop adjustment bolt - Cabriolet models

Now position the stop on the regulator mechanism and tighten the bolt. Check that, with the door shut and the window fully raised, the top front corner of the glass is under the lip of the weatherstrip. Make any final adjustments as necessary.

Front door window glass - models with electric windows
Removal
15 Lower the window fully on the door that is being dismantled.

16 Disconnect the battery.

17 Remove the door trim panel as described in Section 11.

18 Disconnect the motor wiring multi-plugs and retaining clips.

19 Remove the mounting screws from the motor and the regulator - three screws each.

20 Extract the retaining screw from the door glass channel. Detach the channel from the door.

21 Remove the glass as described previously in this Section for models with manual windows.

Refitting
22 Refitting is a reversal of removal; ensure that the wiring is secured out of the way of the window regulating system, and check that the window operates freely before refitting the waterproof sheet and trim to the door.

Rear door sliding window glass - models with manual windows Removal
23 Proceed as described in paragraphs 1 to 4.

24 Remove the upper and lower screws which secure the divisional channel and quarter window in position. Remove the door quarter window.

25 Detach the window channel from the regulator ball and socket joints then raise and remove the window from the interior side of the door.

Refitting
26 Refitting of the door glass is the reversal of the removal procedure. On completion check that the window operates freely before refitting the waterproof sheet and trim to the door.

Rear door sliding window glass - models with electric windows Removal
27 Proceed as described in paragraphs 15 to 20.

28 Remove the glass as described previously in this Section for models with manual windows.

Refitting
29 Refitting of the door glass is the reversal of the removal procedure. On completion check that the window operates freely before refitting the waterproof sheet and trim to the door.

Rear door fixed window glass Removal
30 Remove the door trim panel, as described in Section 11.

31 Carefully peel back the waterproof sheet from the door.

32 Prise off the inner and outer glass weatherstrips.

33 Lower the sliding window so that the regulator connector is level with the door lower aperture.

34 Remove the upper and lower screws which secure the divisional channel and quarter window in position.

35 Remove the door quarter window (see illustration).

14.35 Removing the rear door quarter window
14.35 Removing the rear door quarter window

Refitting 36 Refit in reverse order of removal. On completion check that the sliding window can be freely regulated before refitting the waterproof sheet and door trim.

Manual window regulator (all except Cabriolet rear quarter window regulator)
Note: Seven M6 x 10 mm screws will be required to secure the regulator on refitting.

Removal
37 Remove the door trim panel, as described in Section 11.

38 Carefully peel back the waterproof sheet from the door (see illustration).

14.38 Peeling back the door waterproof sheet
14.38 Peeling back the door waterproof sheet

39 Lower the glass so that the channel and regulator attachments are accessible through the door aperture. Detach the ball and socket joints (two for the front door, one for the rear door).

40 Lower the glass to the base of the door, then undo the seven screws, or drill out the seven rivets on later models, which secure the regulator in position. Note that on some models only five retaining rivets may be used (see illustrations).

14.40a Removing the regulator retaining screws
14.40a Removing the regulator retaining screws

14.40b Regulator retaining rivet location (arrowed)
14.40b Regulator retaining rivet location (arrowed)

41 With the screws or rivets removed, the regulator unit can be withdrawn from the aperture in the door (see illustration).

14.41 Withdrawing the window regulator
14.41 Withdrawing the window regulator

Refitting 42 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. Align the regulator with the respective holes before screwing or pop riveting it to secure. The ball and socket joints are a push-fit to the glass channel, but support the channel when pushing on the joint.

43 Since the screw fixing regulator is no longer being manufactured, replacing the regulator on early models with the later type regulator necessitates drilling out the retaining holes to 7 mm (0.276 in). Special J-nuts must then be fitted to the regulator positioned in line with each of the seven securing holes.

The regulator can then be attached to the door shell using seven M6 x 10 mm screws.

Do not use any other screw type.

Electric window regulator All models except Cabriolet Removal
44 Lower the window fully.

45 Disconnect the battery.

46 Remove the door trim panel as described in Section 11.

47 Disconnect the motor wiring multi-plugs and retaining clips.

48 Remove the mounting screws from the motor and the regulator - three screws each (see illustration).

14.48 Electric window regulator mechanism
14.48 Electric window regulator mechanism

A Regulator mounting screws B Motor mounting screws
C Glass channel fixing screw

49 Extract the retaining screw from the door glass channel. Detach the channel from the door and remove the door glass as described previously in this Section for models with manual windows.

50 Grip the motor mounting plate in one hand and the regulator in the other. Raise the regulator and at the same time pull the motor towards the hinge end of the door.

51 Slowly twist the motor in a clockwise direction and at the same time fold the regulator over the top of the motor so that it comes to rest on the lock side of the door (see illustration).

14.51 Twist the motor clockwise to clear the door aperture
14.51 Twist the motor clockwise to clear the door aperture

52 Rotate the motor mounting in an anticlockwise direction until a corner of the mounting comes into view in the cut-out of the door.

53 Move the assembly so that this corner projects through the cut-out and then turn the whole assembly in a clockwise direction and guide it out of the cut-out (see illustration).

14.53 Withdrawing the window motor and regulator from the door
14.53 Withdrawing the window motor and regulator from the door

54 Remove the two Allen screws from the regulator travel stop, and the single screw from the regulator gear guide (see illustrations).

14.54a Removing the window motor regulator travel stop - Allen screws arrowed
14.54a Removing the window motor regulator travel stop - Allen screws arrowed

14.54b Window motor driveshaft circlip (A) and gear guide retaining screw (B)
14.54b Window motor driveshaft circlip (A) and gear guide retaining screw (B)

55 Extract the circlip from the motor driveshaft and remove the drivegear.

56 Move the regulator to expose the motor mounting bolts. Extract the bolts and separate the motor from the regulator (see illustration).

14.56 Window motor mounting bolt locations (arrowed)
14.56 Window motor mounting bolt locations (arrowed)

Refitting 57 Reassembly and refitting is a reversal of the dismantling and removal procedures.

Before refitting the door trim check that the wiring is secured out of the way of the window regulating system.

Cabriolet models
Removal
58 Proceed as described in paragraphs 44 to 47, then lower the window so that the window securing channel can be seen through the lower opening in the door. It may be necessary to temporarily connect the wiring to do this.

59 Remove the regulator securing bolts and nuts (see illustration).

14.59 Electric window regulator securing bolts and nuts (arrowed) - Cabriolet
14.59 Electric window regulator securing bolts and nuts (arrowed) - Cabriolet models

60 Release the regulator mechanism rollers from the window securing channels and remove the glass from the door (as described previously in this Section).

61 Release the wiring loom and remove the regulator mechanism from the door (refer to the previous sub-Section describing the procedure for non-Cabriolet models).

Refitting
62 Begin refitting by locating the regulator mechanism loosely in position in the door.

63 Refit the wiring loom.

64 Refit the window glass and insert the rollers of the regulator mechanism into the window securing channel.

65 Fit and tighten the regulator securing bolts and nuts.

66 Fit the inner and outer door weatherstrips.

67 Raise the window fully and check that the edge of the glass is in alignment with the roof seal.

68 Adjust the height and alignment of the glass using the screws indicated (see illustration).

14.68 Adjusting screws (arrowed) for electric window glass on Cabriolet
14.68 Adjusting screws (arrowed) for electric window glass on Cabriolet models

A Glass height B Glass alignment

69 The remainder of the refitting procedure is a reversal of removal.

Rear quarter window glass and regulator - Cabriolet models Removal
70 Fully lower the roof and remove the weatherstrip and window channel from the centre pillar.

71 Extract the clip and pull back the trim to expose the upper seat belt anchorage.

Unscrew the bolt and place the seat belt to one side.

72 Lower the window and remove the regulator handle.

73 Fold the rear seat cushion forwards.

74 Remove the inner and outer window weatherstrips and the quarter panel rubber end block.

75 Remove the front quarter trim panel.

76 Remove the roof lever knob and bezel, then remove the trim panel (3 screws) with the lever in the locked position and disconnect the speaker wires.

77 Peel off the waterproof sheet then, working through the aperture, unbolt the window rail from the regulator.

78 Move the window rearwards from the regulator then lift it from the car.

79 To remove the regulator, extract the six screws and withdraw it through the aperture.

Refitting
80 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but adjust the glass so that the upper and rear edges touch the weatherstrip using the screws shown (see illustration).

14.80 Rear quarter window adjustments - Cabriolet models
14.80 Rear quarter window adjustments - Cabriolet models


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