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Old 12-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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Write up w/Photos ZX3 Power Window Regulator Install

This will apply to 2001-2006 ZX3s
This is for the drivers side & took me about 2 hours. Got new regulator for $69 plus shipping



Follow these instructions for door panel removal.

Unscrew speaker and then unplug.

Take out Door Latch: The screw hole is a tab that will pull out the back of the plate has an l shaped tab

Take out the crash foam It's on hooks it sort of lifts up and back

Carefully use a utilty knife to peal back the moisture barrier. It's very easy to tear.

Once you have that off here's what you have

the numbers refer to the Images below

Position the window so that the rear rail screw is accesable and secure with tape
Image 1



Reposition the window so that the front rail screw is accesable and secure with tape
Image 2



Pull out window from the exterior side of the door
it will come out at an angle front side down


Unscrew the 5 bolts of the regulator

Image 3



Pull out the regulator


Install new regulator



Put back in window it will go in at an angle front side down
Put back the moisture barrier
Put back Door latch
Screw in speaker and then replug.
Reinstall crash foam
Put back panel


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Old 12-17-2008, 04:39 AM   #2
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Not too shabby. Sending the link to Chad (S2) to add to the FAQ. Thanks for the effort, it is quite appreciated, rep'd.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:09 AM   #3
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FWIW....I've done this exact job on many different cars. It's really not necessary to remove the window itself. You lower the window far enough to remove the screws/bolts (usually just two) that hold the window to the regulator. Then you push the window upward in it's tracks by hand. Wrap several pieces of long duct tape around the top of the window frame attached to both sides of the window (to keep it from falling down while you're working).

This simplifies the operation, and avoids possible scratching of the window or the door frame.

If the window regulator is hopelessly jammed, you may not be able to get the window far enough down to get to the attachment bolts. In that case you may need to cut the control cables.

A while back, Nissan had a massive recall of all the regulators on several models. They paid the mechanic about 1.4 hrs labor time to do all four doors. I got pretty good at that......
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Thanks Bluefront
I'd add that as an alternate
I was going to tape it up, but the window was pretty wobbly
It only took a minute to take out and 3 to put back

You could probalby do this in your sleep...but then again i only did one
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Added to the 'HOW TO' Archive........
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Hello, im new here.. ive been looking for a window regulator! i need the passenger side! i couldnt find the same one as in the picture! i know this is and old topic. I want to ask where did you get that window regulator?
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Nice write up, I had to do this blind. BUT one problem I had that you did not adress, is running the new wiring into the car, they use these stupid plastic modular connectors in the door, so ya have to drill new holes. I have the tracks and motors in but havent ran the wires yet. I cant open the doors all the way in my small garage. lol. :(
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Nice write up, I had to do this blind. BUT one problem I had that you did not adress, is running the new wiring into the car, they use these stupid plastic modular connectors in the door, so ya have to drill new holes. I have the tracks and motors in but havent ran the wires yet. I cant open the doors all the way in my small garage. lol. :(
doing the same thing... did you find some info on how to wire it up? i got all the goodies from a DOA foci and i am going to transplant.
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No I still havent gotten to it, just finished all the chasis. it shouldnt be to difficult, most of the wires were on harness's and you just unplugged them, helps to label them with tape, the only cut wires you would have to adress are the ones going in the door, so just reconnect them. Sounds easier then it is I know but, hope that helps.
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just wondering, can you give more details about removing the door latch, can't get it off, grrrr....

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