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    ott4deville is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 Deville Window Regulator Fix

    Great info, my RR regulator went four months ago.. replaced with a new one and did not do the cotter pin trick.. This time I'm doing the cotter pin trick on my LR regulator that just did the pop and drop as well..
    Thanks again!

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    If you are going to just tape it up make sure to use painters tape. It is the blue colored masking tape. Any other tape will take days to come off after baking in the sun... If your in the Orlando area make sure to use Power Window Repair 407-415-5401. The owners name is Bob and is a super nice guy and gets the parts factory direct and cost far below 1/2 of what the stealerships charge for the parts and installation. They even cheaper than the jerks who say the rebuild your broken parts [with super glue and pipe cleaners] Orlando Power Window Repair did all my windows.

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    Several years since the first post in this thread, and I just wanted to say that I used all the above info. to solve this exact same problem tonight. This is by far the most useful, and well-contributed post I've ever read about ANY topic in ANY forum. THANK YOU to each and every one of you who contributed to this post!

    I've had my '01 Deville DTS door panels off previously for another reason, so I was familir with that process, making the removal of the regulator arm an absolute cinch! It took me longer to run to the hardware store for some cotter pins, and to fit/bend them into place on the lifting arm working on the kitchen table, than it did for me to take the regulator arm out and put it back in. Working great now! Easily a $300-$600 mechanic bill saved by $0.55 in cotter pins!!!

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    Hey I couldn't find the cotter pin fix guide from the links posted in this thread. Says it's invalid link. Any help? My regulator broke and it's been raining here so I have to cover my window with a plastic bag

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    funny that this always happened to me when it rained. instead of using a bag..i just jammed a magazine between the window and the inside of the car weather stripping and it forced enough pressure on the window to keep it up.

    hope it helps in the meantime.

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    We are interested in your sheet metal fix please! Thanks

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    It would be awesome to have a nice DIY tutorial for cotter pins... I'll try anyway to fix the regulators with my two left hands!

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    For folks that simply want a new reliable regulator for your Caddy, you can get them for as low as $25 on the link below, it comes brand new with motor. I bought 2 of these at different times, 1 for the drivers side and left rear passenger over 3 years ago and they work like a champ.


    Take a look,

    http://tinyurl.com/blf6ygp

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    Update: My cotter pin fix worked for 5 months, then gave way. The reason: I didn't use heavy-enough gauge cotter pins! The regulator pulls the window up and down with significant force. Over time, that force bent the cotter pins such that they pulled right through the holes on the arm they were bent around. So I have performed the same operation again, this time using larger, stronger cotter pins. My advice is to use the largest (heaviest gauge) cotter pins you can find that will still fit through the holes in the arm. Working great once again, and I have much more confidence in this solving the problem for the car's final years. (12 yrs. old now, I don't plan to keep it many more)

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    I took the regulator out, seen my cable was rat nested and kinked, took off the motor, drilled out the rivets holding the cable guide spool together (use 5/16" x 1/2" long machine bolts to replace rivets, can access 3 out of 4 rivets drilled, but will be plenty to hold guide in place), bought new 1/16" cable and 1/16" cable stops (need 7' cable $0.26 per foot, stops $1.24 per bag at L_o_w_e_s). When taking apart, pay close attention to notice a short and long side of the cable beyond the middle cable stop that carries the window clamp and the cable covers are also different lengths, the short one going to the bottom side of the regulator, long to the top. As far as the window clamp (which had the busted white plastic lock down for the middle carry stop) if you look close you'll see two metal tabs looking up at you where the plastic broke (might have to break away a little more plastic to reveal), I just folded them over onto the new cable to lock the middle stop in place and works better than ever, total fix for all 4 windows $12, just took more time with panels than fixing regulator.

    The whole regulator comes apart pretty self explanatory, I mean if its broke to begin with, and plan to buy a new one anyway, what is there to lose in breaking it down. The hardest part I had was adjusting the cable for its proper length between the stops. I found putting the window clamp all the way down, and winding the cable up 4 wraps on the blue spool, saving 1 wrap for the opposite end of the cable gives you 6" per wrap and there's only 1' 4" of total (rear) window travel. Be sure to have the window clamp all the way down, and when wrapping the spool you'll have to set the lower cable cover so the spring that goes into the black cable guide is almost completely compressed, if not, it allows too much slack in the cable and will just backlash again or reverse onto the spool and more than likely kink again leaving you starting all over again. Good luck, hope this helps some for the do it your selfer like myself.

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    Did we evrr figure out why my posts are being moderated on some theads/sections? Thanks.....

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    This thread has been a great resource. I did the cotter pin fix on my 2004 Deville and now the window is a little noisy when I roll it up and down which I guess is because of the cotter pins running along the track. Not sure if there's anyway to fix the noise BUT I can roll the window up and down. It's the passenger side anyway and I very rarely roll it down so it's all good. Beats buying a regulator. I can put that money into these door speakers. Might as well upgrade while I have the panel off!

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    I have found a place on the web that sells both the regulator/motor assy or just the regulator...autopartswarehouse.com.....OEM parts, wwwaaayyy below dealer cost!!

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    I did mine about 4 months ago,, passenger rear... I bought a new one for $33... and found this video and did it myself in about 1 hr.. this video is perfect... it takes 10 mins to do it now..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2qsjXrzmgA

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    Re: DeVille Window Regulator/Motor Repair - HOWTO pdf

    I know this is an old thread but does anyone have a copy of the .pdf from the 1st post? Surprisingly after 5 years, the link doesn't work! Thank you all in advance.

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