GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Door Glass and Regulator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Glass

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Common window attachment

  1. Remove the door panel.
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  3. Remove the water deflector from the door.
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Be careful not to tear the water deflector when removing it from the door.

  1. Connect the power window switch/window regulator handle.
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  3. Lower window to full down position.
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CAUTION
Use extreme caution when operating the window with the door panel removed. The window regulator can cause severe personal injury if body parts become entangled in the mechanism.

  1. Remove the window run channel.
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  3. Move window to the half down position.
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  5. Remove the window retaining nuts.
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  7. While holding onto the window, lower the regulator to the full down position.
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  9. Remove the window by sliding it towards the rear and rotating the front of the window upward.
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To install:
  1. Position the new window in the door.
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  3. While holding onto window move regulator to half up position.
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  5. Install the nuts. Roll the window to the full up position.
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  7. Install the rear run channel.
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  9. Install the plastic water deflector. If necessary, secure with waterproof adhesive.
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  11. Install the door trim panel.
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Window Regulator

See Figures 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the front door window regulator-1995 vehicle shown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the rear door window regulator-1995 vehicle shown

  1. Remove the door panel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the plastic window deflector. Be careful not to tear the deflector when removing it from the door.
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  5. Remove the door window assembly.
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  7. Remove the bolts securing the regulator to the door.
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  9. Remove the nuts securing the upper regulator guide.
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  11. Using a 1/4 in. drill, drill out the regulator rivets.
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  13. If equipped with power windows, detach the electrical connector.
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  15. Remove the regulator through the large access hole in door.
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To install:
  1. Install the regulator to the door, and attach the electrical connector if equipped with power windows.
  2.  
  3. While holding the regulator to the inner door panel, insert the rivets, and secure them with a rivet tool.
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  5. Fasten the regulator bolts and upper guide nuts.
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  7. Install the door glass, and inside door plastic panel.
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  9. Install the inside door trim panel.
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  11. Install the plastic water deflector. If necessary, secure with waterproof adhesive.
  12.  
  13. Install the door trim panel.
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