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    I was looking for information on early C5 windows where the winder has let go of the glass.

    At the moment all the glass is up (closed) and the mechanisms are working.

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    Hi Bruce, so have the clips let go of the glass where they attach, or maybe the cable broken? Have you taken the door trim off to see or just assuming the mechanisms are working because you can hear them "whirring". Just one window?, which one?. cheers Dave
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    Bruce I purchased the cable replacement kit with no instructions. Pulled apart the drivers window which the cable had jumped off the spindle.

    Had everything set up on the floor but once installed back in the door only went down.

    I've had wooden wedges since then and never attempted to work out where I went wrong.

    Glass and bottom rail has 2 plastic clips that need to be released use 2 x steel or plastic rulers to open the clips and hold them open.

    Window left snd right rail slide need 4 rivets drilled out.

    I don't know any further as I haven't open up the door again.

    Good luck

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    Bruce,

    Check out this cached link.

    Power window failure

    Cheers, Ken

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    Hi Dimistyle, I have struggled with this problem for ages (Had everything set up on the floor but once installed back in the door only went down.)
    & finally worked it out
    I had the mechanism out & works perfectly but wouldn't go up when back in place. When you slide the glass in it's important to get the front of the glass into the rubber guide first, it's about 100mm long & if it's not in there properly the glass will be crooked & bind when going up so will only go about 1/2 way. It's quite easy to get the glass in place when you have missed the guide so you can be misled into thinking it's right . I went through this so many times & the frustration can get to you but when you get it right it's very easy. cheers & good luck. Dave
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    Sounds like the problem I've just solved with my Xantia driver's window. With the Xantia, one nut holds that front guide in place. I removed it while I got everything else lined up, then reinstalled it. Seems to have done the trick.

    Cheers

    Alec
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    Yes, the removable guides need to be removed to do the job.
    Per Ken's link see ... Power window failure

    When testing, be careful not to overrun the track as some regulators do not have a built in stop for the guide and rely on the window being at their limits. It should be obvious which regulators are made like that, so you should be able to avoid breaking a guide clip needlessly.
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