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    **** Window Roller

    I won't lie...I'm a n00b when it comes to car audio, but I'm currently in the process of removing my front door panel in my 95 Grand Am, and the one thing holding me back is the **** window roller. How do I get that off? I've pushing up against the panel trying to see how it's connected, but I can't see it well enough. Anyone have any experience with GA's?







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    Re: **** Window Roller

    Most manual window cranks have a little clip on the backside called a horseshoe clip. It has a very bad habit of flying away and never being found when it is removed, so be careful. If you do not have the proper tool for this, it can be removed by a long slender common screwdriver. The open end of the horseshoe is usually facing the round end of the window crank, thus the need for the long screwdriver. Gently pull the window crank away from the door panel and look for the really small clip, it may be silver or gold in colour. Once located, if you push on one side of the clip with gentle pressure, it is usually enough to dislodge it without it going flying. Sometimes the clip is located between to layers of plastic on the crank itself, one acts as a plastic washer against the door panel, the other is the crank itself. Hope this helps.



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    Re: **** Window Roller

    ok...which side of the washer would it be on...the crank side or the panel side?




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    Re: **** Window Roller

    Panel side, usually.

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    Re: **** Window Roller

    Some cases it is the crank side. The plastic washer if it is there, will separate from the crank as well, sometimes it needs to be held apart with a second screwdriver.



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    Re: **** Window Roller

    I'm still not seeing anything. How big is it?




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    Re: **** Window Roller

    It would fit around your pinky finger (assuming you are not basketball jones). It is no thicker than 1/32" usually.



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    Re: **** Window Roller

    okay....well, how close is it usually to the crank?




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    Re: **** Window Roller

    Sorry bout that, **** fire alarm went off in the complex, of all things. The clip is attached to the window crank and recessed into the shaft, it can be very hard to spot, matter of fact you may only see the tips. Get a flashlight.

    Another small chance here is that the crank is held on by a screw that is buried under the casing of the crank. In this case the crank shaft cover slides apart, it is held together by the end of the crank but comes apart at the base of the crank. Gently prying on this casing will remove it from the crank base and reveal the screw.



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    Re: **** Window Roller

    in this car though i'm sure you have a clip... go 2 autozone or walmart and they should have a window crank tool u can buy... it's not expensive and it's very handy to have around in case you have to take it off again




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    Re: **** Window Roller

    Quote Originally Posted by Slody4Futbol
    in this car though i'm sure you have a clip... go 2 autozone or walmart and they should have a window crank tool u can buy... it's not expensive and it's very handy to have around in case you have to take it off again

    I called autozone earlier and the guy said they didn't have one. I think I'll save myself the trouble, call it a night, and check around town tomorrow.



    *breathes a large sigh of disappointment*




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    Re: **** Window Roller

    no no, it can be removed with needle nose pliers, in reverse of there regular usage.
    instead of squeezing, plie, they are a b*tch sumtimes, usually pretty flush with the inside of the crank arm. good luck anywho




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    Re: **** Window Roller

    okay...well, I went over to my friend's dad's house today and he basically got it off in 5 seconds. Apparently I just **** at finding things. But we got the door panels off and now I'm replacing the speakers.




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