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Old 03-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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Window Stuck - 1985 W123

Tried rolling up the window, jammed, now will not go down, even with loosening the regulator?

It is coked off, nothing broken.

Break the glass, or what?

Thank y'all in advance!

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Old 03-10-2015, 05:58 PM
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I have no idea what coked off means haha
I would get in there and figure out where it is jamming.
The regulator isn't what's jammed? If you loosened it I assume you meant that it's loose yet the window still won't budge. Something must be binding or crooked.
I wouldn't break a window unless there was no way to get it loose, but if it got into that position then it must be able to be reversed, maybe gently with a rubber mallet to tap it loose.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:11 PM
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I have no idea what coked off means haha
I would get in there and figure out where it is jamming.
The regulator isn't what's jammed? If you loosened it I assume you meant that it's loose yet the window still won't budge. Something must be binding or crooked.
I wouldn't break a window unless there was no way to get it loose, but if it got into that position then it must be able to be reversed, maybe gently with a rubber mallet to tap it loose.
Rob, thank you so very much for the help!

Sorry... What I mean is when the regulator started pushing up on the glass, it jammed the forward so the glass sits about 10mm from the edge of the track where it should be.

This means the two 10mm bolts holding the glass unit to the regulator can't be easily accessed. I cooled down, and will order a set of extra long wrenches so I can reach.

I tapped the glass, that is what I meant by break. I am a clutz, so...

Instead, will put the bread to the wrenches, and then once here, give it a try again.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:19 PM
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hope it works out! Yeah these old cars require some patience for sure. Sometimes you just have to park them for a few days and that's all there is to it.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:29 PM
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Got the idea the window switched might have failed, and sure enough, swap front and back, and little fiddling, got the bolt aligned and out! Got the regulator out with some fuss, as can't figure out what happened. For now, wedged the window closed with a 2x6 I got from a pile I picked up from disposal last year. And yes, I can't resist free wood!

I am seriously considering splurging and ridding the annoying whistle by replacing the window felt. Part of the reason I also didn't put the regulator in.

In summery, if the window is stuck, enough current generated, can weld the contacts in the switch.

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