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Help - My car window has dropped open and I can't get it back in place

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
As it says above really. I defrosted my car and as I drove off saw my husband and went to wind the electric windows down to say something to him but they wouldn't wind down, forgot about that, drove for about another 20 minutes and suddenly the window dropped down but now it's out of place and I can't get it back in place so I can't wind it up or down - presumably I need to take it to the garage?
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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[mod]#1
Need to take the door panel off and put it back on the mount. 5 minute job. :)
#2
Awaits VB1's sensible advice .................... :giggle:
suspended#3
Drop the other window to make it even.
#4
Syzable
Need to take the door panel off and put it back on the mount. 5 minute job. :)


lol Yeah you go do it for em then :whistling:
[mod]#5
renown;7457206
lol Yeah you go do it for em then :whistling:


I will..............for a fee. :-D
#6
Syzable
Need to take the door panel off and put it back on the mount. 5 minute job. :)


Not necessarily. I did this last year in the cold weather, and it had snapped off a latch inside the panel. Had to replace the whole lot and cost a fair bit. Lesson learnt - don't force the window in the cold.
banned#7
smithyp1
Awaits VB1's sensible advice .................... :giggle:


probably best fix for this is to buy an iPhone, download yellow pages app and call a car window fixer man.
#8
Just wedge it shut for now and sort it out when the weather breaks.

It will also give you time to work out how your gonna do it
#9
What car is it?
#10
vibeone
probably best fix for this is to buy an iPhone, download yellow pages app and call a car window fixer man.


VB1, i was expecting better, a more sarcastic 'why were you opening windows in sub zero conditions' response ..... :roll:
#11
The window was frozen to the window surround, by opening it, you have managed to force it out of it's locating strip, it need to go to a garage for repair.
banned#12
smithyp1
VB1, i was expecting better, a more sarcastic 'why were you opening windows in sub zero conditions' response ..... :roll:


Sorry, its iPhone fan boy day here at VB1 towers... I thought thats what you were getting at :P

I think the OP has probably double pressed the auto-down button, its stuck, but the motor has probably burnt out.
#13
vibeone
Sorry, its iPhone fan boy day here at VB1 towers... I thought thats what you were getting at :P

I think the OP has probably double pressed the auto-down button, its stuck, but the motor has probably burnt out.


I have noticed the iPhone theme ............. :thumbsup:
#14
pghstochaj
What car is it?


It's an ill-fated Nissan Almera, it's supposed to be going on part-exchange but we haven't had a call from the garage yet to say the new car is ready. It's been money after money and now even more money - ugh! Yes, my own stupid fault.
banned#15
fruityloops
It's an ill-fated Nissan Almera, it's supposed to be going on part-exchange but we haven't had a call from the garage yet to say the new car is ready. It's been money after money and now even more money - ugh! Yes, my own stupid fault.


I was once gonna buy an Almera Sport, then I read the reviews and got a Focus instead.
#16
vibeone
I was once gonna buy an Almera Sport, then I read the reviews and got a Focus instead.


If its going then dont fix it just make it stay up :thinking:
#17
fruityloops
It's an ill-fated Nissan Almera, it's supposed to be going on part-exchange but we haven't had a call from the garage yet to say the new car is ready. It's been money after money and now even more money - ugh! Yes, my own stupid fault.


OK, well I can't be of much help then of your specific car, in a lot of cars it is the window regulator that has failed, either in a minor or major way. Try a Nissan car forum if you can.
#18
pghstochaj
OK, well I can't be of much help then of your specific car, in a lot of cars it is the window regulator that has failed, either in a minor or major way. Try a Nissan car forum if you can.


Weirdly a lot of window regs have plastic clips that snap,you can buy replacement metal ones in most cases so why aren't they fitted as standard:roll:
banned#19
renown
If its going then dont fix it just make it stay up :thinking:


This the garage will be buying it as seen, if they don't check the windows (I doubt in this weather) unless its in the contract that you must tell them of any faults on the vehicle you'll be laughing. Saying this I replaced my wife's electric window mechanism in about 30 mins cost £65 brand new.
#20
lumoruk
This the garage will be buying it as seen, if they don't check the windows (I doubt in this weather) unless its in the contract that you must tell them of any faults on the vehicle you'll be laughing. Saying this I replaced my wife's electric window mechanism in about 30 mins cost £65 brand new.


Trouble is, I can't get the window to go up or down or anything. Quite frustrating as we were expecting the new car to be ready on Monday at the latest and had a feeling something like this might happen.
banned#21
fruityloops
Trouble is, I can't get the window to go up or down or anything. Quite frustrating as we were expecting the new car to be ready on Monday at the latest and had a feeling something like this might happen.


You need to pry the inside door panel off with a screw driver be careful on the paintwork might need to use a bit of card against the paint. Once off their will be sound proofing use a stanley knife to cut a hole through then you'll be able to see the window (hopefully).

sorry this is a more in depth guide
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sierra-xr8.co.uk/How_To/Images/Door_Cards/11_door_card_removed.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.sierra-xr8.co.uk/How_To/Door_cards.htm&usg=__uYyrQJfLa6AwyEE9Oca-Lj_wadQ=&h=756&w=1008&sz=109&hl=en&start=16&um=1&tbnid=U8P6SoxNFCsw7M:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtaking%2Ba%2Bdoor%2Bcard%2Boff%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

it's basically the same for all cars, need to pull the winder off, couple of screws on the handle hidden by a plastic panel.
#22
The first reply was the answer you are looking for.
#23
lumoruk
You need to pry the inside door panel off with a screw driver be careful on the paintwork might need to use a bit of card against the paint. Once off their will be sound proofing use a stanley knife to cut a hole through then you'll be able to see the window (hopefully).

sorry this is a more in depth guide
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sierra-xr8.co.uk/How_To/Images/Door_Cards/11_door_card_removed.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.sierra-xr8.co.uk/How_To/Door_cards.htm&usg=__uYyrQJfLa6AwyEE9Oca-Lj_wadQ=&h=756&w=1008&sz=109&hl=en&start=16&um=1&tbnid=U8P6SoxNFCsw7M:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtaking%2Ba%2Bdoor%2Bcard%2Boff%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

it's basically the same for all cars, need to pull the winder off, couple of screws on the handle hidden by a plastic panel.


PLEASE don't cut through the "sound proofing", that membrane is actually the door inner WEATHER PROOF membrane, that keeps the water etc that enters the door body from progressing into the door inner. In this weather you would need to use a hairdryer or similar on the sealent around the edge of the membrane, and then use a blunt tool to ease it off. Done this way, when you are finished, you can usually just warm the sealent again and stick everything back down, and not have to worry about suddenly developing puddles below the doors in the car... :roll:
#24
Can't you nail it back shut?
banned#25
Funder
PLEASE don't cut through the "sound proofing", that membrane is actually the door inner WEATHER PROOF membrane, that keeps the water etc that enters the door body from progressing into the door inner. In this weather you would need to use a hairdryer or similar on the sealent around the edge of the membrane, and then use a blunt tool to ease it off. Done this way, when you are finished, you can usually just warm the sealent again and stick everything back down, and not have to worry about suddenly developing puddles below the doors in the car... :roll:


Nice tip but mine is made of foam :?
#26
Okay all, I have just returned from the garage. The window had come off the runners and lost it's bonding. He has put it back in place and rebonded it and said it will take a few days to set - charged me a fiver - phewwwwwwww!

Thanks for all the info - I'm sure I'll be back for more advice before it finally goes!

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