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Old 08-27-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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Window Crank/Winder Issues

Hi there, Sorry if this is a double post but I cannot find anything on this, even on Google.

I have just bought a new door card for my Ford Focus MK3 2012 for the rear passenger door as it had scratches from a dog from the previous owner.

Ive unclipped the door card but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the Window Crank/Winder so the door card can be removed.

It seems to be attached to a pole that runs through the door card and from older models I'm guessing theres a sprung clip but even with a flat head, I cannot prize it away.

If anyone knows how to do this or a video showing this, would be much appreciated!

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Old 08-27-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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.. oopps nevermind this post. I seen you already got the panel off but need help with the manual window cranker.
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Older models are easiest to disconnect with an inexpensive tool that pushes both sides of the clip out at once and is thin enough to slide behind the handle.
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The problem is that I dont know if sheer force is needed or whether I would break something.
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Sheer force is not needed, pushing the clip out on both sides is difficult to do by feel with a single screwdriver that doesn't fit in there well to even hit a single side where needed.

Std. clip is in the handle itself, the cylindrical portion that goes over the winder shaft, tight against the back of the wide/flat portion of the handle.

We're assuming a std. type clip here, but that is typical for any without a screw in the handle to the winder shaft.

Slotted flat piece of metal with an end bent up for the handle is the official tool, points in the slot are angled to push the clip outwards to free both sides. (best description without a picture)

You NEED something similarly flat, OR a door card pushed WAY back to get at it with something not as slim.
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Thanks guys for the input. Managed to get a duster in between and pop the spring! All sorted :)
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