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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #10 on: 03 September 2012, 02:27 »
Great write up, worked a treat thanks!


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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #11 on: 05 September 2012, 15:26 »
I put a full set of lecky windows in my 5 door when I was doing the engine conversion. I took all of the motors apart, checked and greased them before installing because I had heard they get crusty like this inside. One of them didn’t work so thought the motor was up the creek, I took it apart and magnets looked good and there was no play etc so wasn't convinced it was a gonner (it's a right hassle to put back together thought!). I looked to see how much replacements are and thought chuff that, took it to a local old school HiFi repair man and he found that the resistor on the motor had burnt out, £5 later a new resistor had been soldered on and was as good as new!  :laugh:
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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #12 on: 23 April 2013, 11:37 »
How did you prise the plastic cog away from the spindle it's on, I'm scared of breaking it if I apply too much pressure

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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #13 on: 23 April 2013, 12:01 »
How did you prise the plastic cog away from the spindle it's on, I'm scared of breaking it if I apply too much pressure

used a small screwdriver and gently prized it off.

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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #14 on: 24 April 2013, 22:42 »
That worked with one but not the other, greased around it in the end as I'm sure it would snap before it worked free.

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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #15 on: 24 April 2013, 22:50 »
That worked with one but not the other, greased around it in the end as I'm sure it would snap before it worked free.

Have you tried soaking it in WD40 overnight??? then gently prizing it in 90 degree movements. I had one that was seized like this and got it off with trial & effort but don't force it as you can't get replacements..

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Re: Electric Window Mech's - "How To"
« Reply #16 on: 25 April 2013, 10:56 »
Tried that but it still wouldn't budge. In the end I just sprayed loads of grease in the spindle and it span freely when I connected the motor. As you say there's no replacements so better safe than sorry I thought.