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window cable replacement

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by scaramanga22, May 3, 2012.

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  1. scaramanga22

    scaramanga22 New Member

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    Hi all new today, having just recently aquired my first freelander took her for a very long run to devon,all was fine apart from the window cable snapping in the passenger door, (the drivers side had already snapped when i purchased the vehicle) so ive purchased a s/steel kit on ebay,just wanted to know if the repair can be done in situ or do you have to remove the workings/repair/then replace, have searched and found videos on youtube/and photos indicating it has to be removed....any advice gratefully received
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  2. Kizzeh

    Kizzeh Well-Known Member

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    You will need to remove the window reg. I brought a repair kit for mine. Got ****ed off with it and brought a whole new reg
     
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    there is a video on you tube shows you how to do it. mine snapped the other week landrover wanted £99 for the reg got mine off ebay £44 with postage hope this helps
     
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    Mantamad New Member

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    Once removed get the whole mechanism on the bench, they are not difficult to replace just make sure you get the cables tight around the winding cog when re-fitting, its a bit of a faff but fine when you get the hang of it.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies very helpfull:)
     
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    I replaced a rear side windows regulator recently. 10 mins to remove - looked at replacing just the cables, but he little spool wheel on the motor was damaged by the old cable, so I bought a complete replacement regulator with new motor ready for fitting off ebay for £38. Really quick and simple to fit - only 4 bolts once the door trim is removed.
     
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    Mantamad New Member

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    Most kits come with a new spool wheel
     
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    OldIrishWulf Well-Known Member

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    Next time I do mine I will use the pre made kit .I have used bicycle gear cables ,solder and heat .Cheap but I would feel more confident with one of those cable kits .No way will I pay 4 times more for a complete regulator when there's still lots of life in the motor.
     
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