Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Front Door

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DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY



Cressida
1983-84 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the front door components-1983-84 Cressida

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the inside door handle bezel.
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  3. Remove the armrest and the courtesy light on the door.
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  5. Pry loose the outside mirror cover.
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  7. Insert a suitable prybar between the door panel retainers and the door panel and pry it loose. Unplug the 3 electrical connectors.
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  9. Remove the speaker assembly.
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  11. Disconnect the power mirror connector. Remove the 3 mirror set screws. Remove the wire clamp bolt and the clamp. Remove the mirror.
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  13. Pry loose the belt molding from the edge of the door panel and remove the molding.
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  15. Remove the inside door handle. Remove the service hole cover.
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  17. Remove the 2 door glass channel mounting bolts and remove the door glass by pulling it upward.
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  19. Remove the door glass regulator mounting bolts. Remove the equalizer arm bracket mounting bolts. Remove the power window motor mounting bolts. Remove the door glass regulator through the service hole.
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  21. Remove the 2 front channel retaining screws under the weatherstripping. Remove the retaining bolt and screw and remove the front channel.
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  23. Disconnect the following linkages:
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    1. Door open control
    2.  
    3. Door lock control
    4.  
    5. Door lock cylinder
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    7. Outside control
    8.  

  25. Remove the outside handle, the door lock cylinder and remove the door lock.
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  27. To replace the door glass;
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    1. Remove the glass channel assembly from the glass with a suitable pry tool.
    2.  
    3. Apply soapy water to the inside of the weatherstrip.
    4.  
    5. Install the door glass channel onto the new door glass by tapping it with a plastic hammer.
    6.  


To assemble:

  1. Place the door lock into the door cavity. Install the inside lock knob and install the door lock.
  2.  
  3. Install the outside handle. Install the door lock cylinder.
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  5. Connect the following linkages:
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    1. Door open control link
    2.  
    3. Door lock control link
    4.  
    5. Door lock cylinder link
    6.  
    7. Outside control link
    8.  

  7. Disconnect the control link. Raise the door handle approximately 0.020-0.039 in. (0.5-1.0mm) from the rest position. Fit the pin into the hole by turning the adjuster.
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  9. Check that the door fit and door lock linkages are adjusted correctly. Adjust the door striker by loosening the striker mounting screws.
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  11. Place the front channel into the door cavity. Install the one retaining bolt and 2 screws. Attach the glass run into the channel.
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  13. Install the door glass regulator through the service hole. Tighten the mounting bolts. Temporarily tighten the equalizer arm bracket mounting bolts.
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  15. Place the door glass into the door cavity. Install the glass to regulator with the 2 mounting bolts.
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  17. Install the door glass belt molding clips to the molding strip and tap the molding strip onto the upper panel by hand.
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  19. Install the outside mirror wire clamp and clamp bolts. Install the 3 set bolts and install the power motor connector.
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  21. Install the speaker assembly.
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  23. Seal the service hole cover with adhesive. Insert the lower edge of the service hole cover into the panel slit. Seal the panel slit with cotton tape. Do not block the trim clip seating with the tape.
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  25. Connect the inside handle control link and install the inside handle.
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  27. Install the trim. Install the outside mirror cover.
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  29. Install the armrest.
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  31. Install the inside door handle bezel and the courtesy door light. Be sure to adjust the door.
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1985-88 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the front door components-1985-88 Cressida

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the inside door handle bezel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 3 armrest retaining screws and the armrest. Unplug the 3 electrical connectors.
  4.  
  5. Pry loose the retainer cover for the outside mirror retaining screws.
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  7. Remove the door panel retaining screws and using a suitable pry tool, pry loose the door panel clips and remove the door panel.
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  9. Remove the 2 inside door handle screws. Partly tear off the service hole cover and disconnect the handle link from the door lock.
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  11. Remove the service hole cover.
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  13. Remove the power mirror harness from the door cavity and then disconnect it. Remove the 3 mirror retaining screws and remove the mirror.
  14.  
  15. Remove the 2 lower door glass retaining nuts. Remove the glass from the door glass regulator and lower the glass on the door cavity bottom. Remove the door belt molding set screws and remove the molding. Remove the door glass stopper retaining bolts and stoppers. Pull the door glass straight up and out of the door cavity.
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  17. Remove the door weather stripping. Remove all the door glass belt molding.
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  19. Remove the door glass runner. Remove the door glass runner clip. Remove the door frame molding.
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  21. Remove the 2 door frame set screws. Remove the 3 front channel retaining bolts and the front channel.
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  23. Remove the rear door frame.
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  25. Unplug the power window motor connector. Remove the door glass regulator mounting bolts. Remove the equalizer arm bracket mounting bolts and the door glass regulator through the service hole.
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  27. Disconnect the following linkages:
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    1. Door open control link
    2.  
    3. Door lock control link
    4.  
    5. Door lock cylinder link
    6.  
    7. Outside control link
    8.  

  29. Unplug the key cylinder light connector. Disconnect the link from the key cylinder. Remove the key cylinder retainer and key cylinder.
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  31. Unplug the outside door handle switch connector and remove the outside door handle bolts along with the handle.
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  33. Remove the door locking knob. Disconnect the door lock solenoid and switch. Remove the door lock solenoid mounting bolts. Remove the door lock with the door lock solenoid through the service hole. Remove the door lock solenoid from the door lock.
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  35. To replace the door glass:
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    1. Remove the glass channel assembly from the glass with a suitable pry tool.
    2.  
    3. Apply soapy water to the inside of the weather strip.
    4.  
    5. Install the door glass channel onto the new door glass by tapping it with a plastic hammer.
    6.  


To assemble:

  1. Install the door lock solenoid to the door lock. Tighten the 2 screws after adjusting the switch so that there is no gap when the door is unlocked. Install the door switch with the 2 screws.
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  3. Install the door lock with the 3 screws. Install the door lock solenoid mounting bolt. Install the door locking knob. Attach the door lock solenoid and key lock unlock switch connectors.
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  5. Install the door lock switch to the outside door handle. Install the mounting nuts. Connect the link to the outside door handle.
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  7. Install the door lock cylinder with retainer. Connect the link to the door lock cylinder. Attach the key cylinder lock connector. Check the door lock and unlock operations and correct as necessary.
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  9. Place the door glass regulator through the service hole. Tighten the regulator mounting bolts. Temporarily tighten the equalizer arm bracket mounts bolts. Attach the power window connector.
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  11. Install the rear door frame assembly.
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  13. Place the front door frame assembly in the door cavity and install the 2 retaining bolts and 2 retaining screws.
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  15. Install the door frame molding.
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  17. Install the door glass runner clips, runner and the weather stripping.
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  19. Place the door glass into the door cavity. Install the door belt molding. Install the door glass to the door glass regulator with the 2 mounting nuts.
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  21. With the door glass pushed against the rear frame side, install the 2 equalizer arm mounting bolts.
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  23. Install the door glass stoppers. Open the door glass 0.20 in. (5mm) from the fully closed position. With the stopper pushed against the lower side, tighten the mounting bolts. Check the door glass operation and alignment and correct as necessary.
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  25. Install the outside mirror and tighten the 3 set screws. Connect the power window motor harness and clamp it to the door panel.
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  27. Connect the inside handle linkage to the door lock. Install the service hole cover with adhesive. Insert the lower edge on the cover into the door panel slit. Seal the panel slit with cotton tape. Do not block the trim clip seating with the tape.
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  29. Install the inside door handle.
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  31. Install the door trim with clips to the door inside panel by tapping it lightly. Install the retaining screws. After pulling out the center portion to install the special clip to the door trim panel, press the head of the clip until it is flush with the surface of the door trim to lock it.
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  33. Install the door armrest and power window along with the door control switch set. Install the inside door handle bezel. Install the outside mirror retaining cover. Be sure to adjust the door as necessary.
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1989-90 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 3 Exploded view of the front door components-1989-90 Cressida

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the inside door handle bezel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 3 armrest retaining screws and remove the armrest. Disconnect the 3 electrical wires.
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  5. Pry loose the retainer cover for the outside mirror retaining screws.
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  7. Remove the door panel retaining screws and using a suitable pry tool, pry loose the door panel clips and remove the door panel.
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  9. Remove the 2 inside door handle screws. Partly tear off the service hole cover and disconnect the handle link from the door lock.
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  11. Remove the service hole cover. Remove the 4 speaker retaining screws, unplug the speaker connections and remove the speaker.
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  13. Remove the power mirror connector from the door cavity and then disconnect it. Remove the 3 mirror retaining screws and remove the mirror.
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  15. Remove the retaining screw from the front edge of the door molding. Pry loose the clips from the edge of the panel and remove the front door belt molding.
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  17. Wind the door glass down into the door cavity. Remove the 2 lower door glass retaining nuts. Remove the glass from the door glass regulator and then lower the glass on the door cavity bottom.
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  19. Unplug the power window connectors. Remove the 4 door glass regulator mounting bolts. Remove the regulator through the service hole.
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  21. Remove the inside door lock link set screw. Disconnect the link from the door lock. Disconnect the opening control link from the door lock. Remove the 2 protector retaining screws and remove the protector.
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  23. Remove the bolt and the rear lower frame.
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  25. Disconnect the 2 door lock links from the door outside handle and door lock. Unplug the connector. Remove the 3 retaining screws and the door lock.
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  27. Remove the 2 door lock cylinder retaining bolts, and the lock cylinder with the link. Unplug the connector.
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  29. Unplug the connector. Remove the 2 outside door handle retaining bolts and remove the handle.
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  31. To replace the door glass;
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    1. Remove the glass stopper, nut, stud bolt and washer and remove the glass assembly.
    2.  
    3. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure.
    4.  


To assemble:

  1. Install the outside door handle along with the retaining bolts. Attach the connector.
  2.  
  3. Attach the door lock cylinder connector. Install the door lock cylinder with the 2 retaining bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install the door lock with the 3 retaining screws. Connect the connector. Connect the 2 links to the door outside handle and door lock.
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  7. Install the rear lower frame with bolt.
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  9. Install the protector along with the 2 retaining screws.
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  11. Connect the opening control link to the door lock.
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  13. Connect the inside locking link to the door lock and install the set screw.
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  15. Place the door glass regulator through the service hole. Temporarily tighten the equalizer arm bracket mounting bolts. Install the 4 regulator mounting bolts. Attach the connector.
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  17. Place the door glass into the door cavity. Install the glass to the regulator with the 2 glass mounting nuts. Install the door glass runner.
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  19. Adjust the equalizer arm up or down and tighten it when the glass is even and secure in the top of the door pillar. With the door glass fully closed, adjust the door glass stopper so it lightly makes contact with the glass plate.
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  21. Insert the claw of the clips on the door belt molding into the upper panel slit and push the molding onto the panel. Install the set screw to the molding.
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  23. Install the outside mirror with the 3 set screws and attach the connector.
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  25. Install the service hole cover with adhesive. Insert the lower edge on the cover into the door panel slit. Seal the panel slit with cotton tape. Do not block the trim clip seating with the tape.
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  27. Attach the speaker connections and install the speaker with the 4 retaining screws.
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  29. Connect the inside door handle links and install the handle with the 2 screws.
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  31. Attach the power accessory connectors. Install the door trim with clips to the inside door panel by tapping. Install the retaining screws and the hole cover. Attach the connector and install the armrest with the 3 retaining screws.
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  33. Install the outside mirror cover. Install the door inside handle bezel with screw. Be sure to adjust the door.
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Van


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Fig. Fig. 4 Exploded view of the front door components-Van



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Fig. Fig. 5 When starting to disassemble the front door on the Van, pull off the snapring with a cloth, then remove the regulator handle



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the door armrest screws, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 7 ... pull the armrest off the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 8 Insert a flat bladed tool with a tape covered end and carefully pry the door trim panel loose



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Fig. Fig. 9 Remove the door handle bezel screws



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Fig. Fig. 10 The door handle bezel can then be removed from behind the handle



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Fig. Fig. 11 Remove the two screws retaining the inside door handle-Van



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Fig. Fig. 12 Carefully pry off the cover trim, then remove the three setscrews retaining the outside mirror to the door



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Fig. Fig. 13 To remove the door glass, raise the window and remove the two guide bolts



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Fig. Fig. 14 Pull the door glass out of the door panel from the top as shown-Van



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Fig. Fig. 15 Remove the door weatherstripping by prying the clips from the edge of the panel, then unfasten the upper door trim



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Fig. Fig. 16 Pry loose the clips from the outer edge of the panel, then remove the weatherstrip ...



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Fig. Fig. 17 ... or molding



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Fig. Fig. 18 Remove the window regulator mounting bolts and pull the unit through the service hole



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Fig. Fig. 19 On the side of the front door, remove the rear lower frame from the glass run-Van



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Fig. Fig. 20 After pulling out the glass run, remove the screws under the weatherstrip. Next, remove the bolts from the panel and pull out the lower frame



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Fig. Fig. 21 Disconnect all the linkages in the door assembly



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Fig. Fig. 22 When assembling the door, place the door lock into the cavity of the door and tighten the mounting screws



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Fig. Fig. 23 Attach all of the linkages inside the door cavity



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Fig. Fig. 24 To adjust the outside door handle, disconnect the control link, then raise the handle from the rest position, and place the pin into the hole by turning the adjuster



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Fig. Fig. 25 Insert the window regulator into the door cavity-Van



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Fig. Fig. 26 Install the outer weatherstrip by inserting the claw into the upper panel hole, and then pushing the weatherstrip onto the panel



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Fig. Fig. 27 To install the belt molding, tap it onto the upper panel by hand-Van



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Fig. Fig. 28 Install the door glass into the door cavity and attach the regulator to the glass



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Fig. Fig. 29 Adjust the door glass equalizer arm up and down, and tighten it so that dimensions A and B are equal



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Fig. Fig. 30 Attach all wiring, then seal the service hole cover with adhesive. Insert the lower edge of the service hole cover into the panel slit



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Fig. Fig. 31 Seal the panel slit with cotton tape, but do not block the trim clip seating



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Fig. Fig. 32 Attach the inside door handle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the inside door handle bezel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the armrest or pull handle.
  4.  
  5. If not equipped with power windows, remove the window regulator handle by pulling off the snapring with a cloth in between the window regulator handle and door panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the courtesy light. Insert a pry tool between the retainers and the door panel. Unplug the wiring connector and remove the door trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the armrest base. Remove the inside door handle retaining screws. Disconnect the control link from the handle and remove the handle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the service hole cover.
  12.  
  13. Pry loose the outside mirror retainer cover. Remove the 3 screws and the mirror. Unplug the electrical connectors from the mirror.
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  15. Raise the window slightly and remove the 2 door glass guide set bolts. Remove the door glass by pulling upward.
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  17. Remove the inner and outer weatherstripping moldings.
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  19. Unplug the power window electrical connectors. Remove the door glass regulator mounting bolts. Remove the regulator through the service hole.
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  21. Remove the rear lower frame from the glass runner.
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  23. Pull out the glass from the front lower frame. Remove the frame retaining screws located under the weatherstripping. Remove the frame retaining bolts and remove the frame.
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  25. Disconnect the following linkages:
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    1. Door inside opening control link
    2.  
    3. Door outside opening control link
    4.  
    5. Door outside locking control link
    6.  

  27. Remove the door lock cylinder.
  28.  
  29. Unplug the connector from the power door lock motor. Remove the door inside locking knob. Remove the 3 screws, 2 bolts and door lock. Remove the 3 screws, 2 bolts and door lock with the motor.
  30.  
  31. Remove the outside handle.
  32.  
  33. To replace the door glass:
  34.  
    1. Remove the glass channel assembly from the glass with a suitable prytool.
    2.  
    3. Apply soapy water to the inside of the weather strip.
    4.  
    5. Install the door glass channel onto the new door glass by tapping it with a plastic hammer.
    6.  


To assemble:

  1. Install the door lock with the 3 screws and 2 bolts. Install the inside locking knob. Attach the connector to the power door lock motor.
  2.  
  3. Install the lock cylinder.
  4.  
  5. Connect the following linkages:
  6.  
    1. Door inside opening control
    2.  
    3. Door outside opening control
    4.  
    5. Door outside locking control
    6.  

  7. Disconnect the control link. Raise the handle 0.079-0.098 in. (2.0-2.5mm) from the rest position. Fit the pin into the hole by turning the adjuster.
  8.  
  9. Install the front and rear lower frames.
  10.  
  11. Install the door glass regulator with the mounting bolts. Temporarily tighten the equalizer arm mounting bolts. Attach the connector to the power window motor.
  12.  
  13. Install the inner and outer weatherstripping moldings.
  14.  
  15. Place the door glass into the door cavity.
  16.  
  17. Install the glass to the regulator with the 2 mounting bolts.
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  19. Adjust the equalizer arm up and down and tighten it when the door glass sits flush on the top of the door pillar.
  20.  
  21. Attach the wire connectors.
  22.  
  23. Install the service hole cover with adhesive. Insert the lower edge on the cover into the door panel slit. Seal the panel slit with cotton tape. Do not block the trim clip seating with the tape.
  24.  
  25. Attach the wire connectors to the outside mirror. Install the mirror with the 3 screws. Install the cover.
  26.  
  27. Install the inside door handle. Attach the wiring connectors to the power windows. Install the door trim panel and courtesy light.
  28.  
  29. Install the armrest base.
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  31. With the door glass fully closed, install the window regulator handle and plate with the snapring. Install the armrest or pull handle.
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  33. Install the inside door handle bezel. Do not forget to adjust the door as necessary.
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