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By fpena944
#56243
Took my car on a 300 mile round trip yesterday which was most miles I've racked up in quite some time.

Noticed when opening the passenger side door that it wasn't dropping to clear the top frame. Now about 10 years ago I had to replace this regulator so I know how to fix it, but what I don't understand is why this side?

My driver's side window regulator has never been changed yet here I am needing to fix the passenger side again. What could possibly cause this? Is the passenger side just more prone to failing?

And yes I realize I really can't complain that I have to do this once every 10 years. :biggrin:
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By Cuda911
#56256
Have you tried the reset procedure? I think hold down for 10 seconds, then up for 10, or similar. Anyway, those regulators crap out a LOT!
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By fpena944
#56314
Cuda911 wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:33 pm Have you tried the reset procedure? I think hold down for 10 seconds, then up for 10, or similar. Anyway, those regulators crap out a LOT!
I forgot about the reset procedure, will give it a shot later on today. If not then I guess I'll be taking the door apart soon.

Thanks!
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By fpena944
#57347
It's the regulator. I was trying to reset it and got a bunch a crunching and grinding when pushing the window down. Was lucky it made it back up again so will order a new one and see if I remember how to do it again from so many years ago.
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By XR4Tim
#57657
I've done quite a few 996 window regulators. They fail often, but seeing as they operate every time the door is opened or closed, it's not too bad.
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