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Re: Replacing a Laguna II window regulator

Originally Posted by goon View Post
I covered this in another thread but here goes:

My regulator went and I bought a new one on eBay for 60. Fitting it couldn't be simpler. I'll give you a step by step:
1. Disconnet battery.
2. Carefully prise off plastic A trim (on the inside where the mirror is.
3.Pry out the circular plastic cover in the door handle.
4. Using a torx drive (I think T15) unscrew the door handle screw and the two at the bottom of the door.
5.Using a panel lifter or flat bladed screw driver, carefully prise off the door card.
6. Feed the door handle through the card and disconnect the speaker, three window switch multiplugs and the courtesy light.
7. It looks a mess but its easy. The regulator is held in with 5 bolts. carefully loosen these and then reach up and edge the window down.
8. The window is held on two runners by blue plastic clips. These have a black clip on them. Carefully pull these off. You can now lift away the window. Support it in the door with a block of wood.
9. Unscrew the bolts fully, the pull the rear runner through the hole towards you, then the front.
10. Unscrew the motor and attatch it to the new regulator. Fitting is the reversal of removal. When you re-attatch the window switches, it may be jerky going to the top. Don't worry, once you get there it will work perfectly.

I did mine in 20 minutes having never done one before. total cost 60 quid! Good luck and have a go!
I had this problem myself recently and would like to add some points to the good advice listed above.
I found there is really no need to disconnect the battery as the only component with a permanent live feed is the courtesy light, which can be easily removed from the door card still live. The only other things I disconnected were the power to the wing mirror and the door lock cable (the cable is disconnected simply by popping off the plastic cover at the rear of the handle without removing the handle itself from the door card. To refit simply push the handle back and snap the plastic cover back on), there is enough play in the wiring harness to give access to remove regulator without totally removing the door card if you don't want to.
There is also no need to buy a complete regulator mechanism as it's most probably only snapped or frayed cables that are the problem. I bought new cables complete with fittings for only 5.70 inc. postage from ebay (a little more if you need a new pulley wheel) and there are videos on youtube showing how to easily replace them (passenger and driver's side cable refit is exactly the same as it's the motor drive wheel that turns in opposite directions for each window) I hope this is of some assistance as I had difficulty finding information myself recently and was not prepared to pay 200+ to fix it. As above I had never attempted electric window repair but it was pretty simple and only took about an hour in total (including cable refit) and cost only 9.70! (5.70 for cables and 4 for torx bits) so give it a try!!
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