[MR2] Moving power window with no battery
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Sat Nov 15 23:31:06 EST 2008
The outside door handle can be removed without removing the glass. I have done this several times before taking one of our cars to the painter. From what I remember there are two bolts that hold the door handle in place. One of the access holes is covered with a round piece of tape. Remove the tape to get to one of the bolts. From what I remember the other bolt can be removed from other openings. The bolt head is 10 mm.
You do have to remove the linkage that attaches to the handle. The linkage is held in place with plastic retaining devices. They can be removed by slipping the latch part from the rod.
I'm sorry I don't remember the steps in detail. The painter I usually go to always has me remove stuff like the door handles. That way he can paint the handles and mask that small chorme piece where the key goes. Of course that is only for '88 and '89 MK1s. The earlier ones are always black.
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:09:12 -0800
From: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [MR2] Moving power window with no battery
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I am going out tomorrow to grab some door handles at a p&P - and it would
seem that the window has to be removed to get to the 2 bolts holding the
handle inside - anyone know how to move the window when there is no crank -
a power switch and no battery?
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