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Buick LeSabre Rear Window Off Track

Q. I have a 2001 Buick LeSabre. My back passenger window is out of the track. How does the panel come off? I can only guess that it clips in. I'm not even getting into all the lights that just started coming on last night.

Thanks...
Dave

Buick LeSabre Rear Window Off Track

A. Here you go Dave!

Trim Panel Replacement - Side Rear Door

Tools Required:

  • J 36796 Clip Zip Clip Removal Tool
  • J 38778 Door Trim Pad Clip Remover
Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the inside door handle bezel. Refer to Handle Bezel Replacement - Inside.
  2. Remove the fastener (1) located in the inside door handle opening.

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  1. Use a small flat bladed tool, inserted at the rear edge, in order to remove the door reflector.
  2. Remove the fastener located at the rear of the door reflector opening (2).
  3. Use the J 38778 in order to release the retainers (3) around the outside edges of the door trim panel (1).
  4. Slide the door trim panel upwards in order to disengage the door trim panel from the window inner belt seal strip.
  5. Disconnect the door trim panel wiring harness.
  6. Remove the door trim panel from the vehicle.

Installation Procedure:

  1. Install the door trim panel (1) with the two load assist fasteners at the lower edge of the door trim panel.
  2. Connect the electrical connector.
  3. Secure the outside edges of the door trim panel by pushing in the retainers (3).
  4. Press outboard midway between the top of the door trim panel and the armrest in order to secure the door trim panel to the window inner belt seal strip.
    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
  5. Install the fastener at the rear of the door reflector opening (2).
    Tighten
    Tighten the fastener to 2 Nm (18 lb in).

Buick LeSabre Rear Window Off Track

  1. Install the fastener (1) in the inside door handle opening.
    Tighten
    Tighten the fastener (1) to 2 Nm (18 lb in).
  2. Snap the door reflector into the door trim panel.
  3. Install the inside door handle bezel. Refer to Handle Bezel Replacement - Inside

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