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Old 02-17-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Red face Replace the cable on window regulator.

Hi. New to the forum. I have seen many posts about this, but none that try the following, so I want to document it, in case it actually works.

The cable on the window regulator became loose and tangled around the motor, becoming an unusable mess. I am going to try to remove the terminals, buy steel cable from the hardware store, and actually replace the cable on the regulator.

Wish me luck!
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:59 AM   #2
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check the end of the cable; if the metal end pulled through the plastic end cap,it may not be as simple as you think...there is a reason the cable came loose. Good Luck!
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A better use of time and resources would most likely be to just buy another regulator. They honestly aren't that much and any home-made repair has a high possibility of not functioning correctly and giving you headaches down the line. Or it could work perfectly, you never know.
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A better use of time and resources would most likely be to just buy another regulator. They honestly aren't that much and any home-made repair has a high possibility of not functioning correctly and giving you headaches down the line. Or it could work perfectly, you never know.
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