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Door window glass - removal and refitting
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Removal
Front (manual/non-electric) 1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

2 Remove the door inner trim panel (Section 11).

3 Remove the door exterior mirror (Section 16).

4 Temporarily refit the regulator handle on its splines.

5 Lower the window until the glass support bracket is visible through the holes in the door inner panel. Remove the regulator handle.

6 Carefully prise off the weatherstrip from the outside of the door.

7 Support the glass, then unscrew the bolts from the support bracket.

8 Lift the glass from the door while tilting it at the rear, and withdraw it from the outside.

Front (electric)
9 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

10 Remove the door inner trim panel (Section 11).

11 Remove the door exterior mirror (Section 16).

12 Temporarily reconnect the battery and the window operating switch. Lower the window until the support bracket and bolts are visible through the holes in the door inner panel (see illustration). Disconnect the battery lead and the operating switch again.

12.12 Window support bracket bolts (arrowed) viewed through the holes in the
12.12 Window support bracket bolts (arrowed) viewed through the holes in the door inner panel

13 Carefully prise off the weatherstrip from the outside of the door (see illustration).

12.13 Removing the weatherstrip from the outside of the door
12.13 Removing the weatherstrip from the outside of the door

14 Support the glass, then unscrew the bolts from the support bracket.

15 Lift the glass from the door while tilting it at the rear, and withdraw it from the outside (see illustration).

12.15 Lifting the glass from the front door
12.15 Lifting the glass from the front door

Rear (manual/non-electric) 16 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

17 Remove the door inner trim panel (Section 11).

18 Temporarily refit the regulator handle on its splines.

19 Lower the window until the glass support bracket and bolts are visible through the holes in the door inner panel. Remove the regulator handle.

20 Support the glass, then unscrew the bolts from the support bracket.

21 Unscrew the screws, and remove the air vent grilles from the rear of the rear door (see illustrations).

12.21A Unscrew the screws . . .
12.21A Unscrew the screws . . .

12.21B . . . and remove the air vent grilles from the rear door
12.21B . . . and remove the air vent grilles from the rear door

22 Carefully prise off the weatherstrip from the outside of the door.

23 Have an assistant raise the glass from the outside, and hold it near its shut position.

24 Loosen (but do not remove) the three regulator mounting bolts, then slide the top bolts to the right, and push them out. Slide the bottom bolt upwards, and push it out. Lower the regulator assembly inside the door.

25 Working inside the door, lower the glass until it is below the regulator position, and move the glass to the outer side of its channels.

26 With the help of an assistant, lift the glass out of the door, and withdraw it from the outside (see illustration).

12.26 Lifting the glass from the rear door
12.26 Lifting the glass from the rear door

Rear (electric)
27 The procedure is as just described for manual windows, making allowances for the difference in the regulator mechanism.

Refitting
All doors
28 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, making sure that the glass is correctly located in the support bracket.


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