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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:32 pm 
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Ive had it with my power windows ! They keep sh*tting themselves. So Im gonna get rid of the power mechanism and put in normal manual ones. Just need to know will any manual ones from EA through to EL fit? They're to go on my EB II Fairmont Ghia.
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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:59 pm 
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yup, any will fit

if you think the E-series regs are a pain, you oughttasee what XE-XF ones are like!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:29 am 
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So what's wrong with the XE - XF setups ??

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:37 am 
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more to the point, is it really worth swapping electric regs for manual ones?? :shock:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:46 am 
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more to the point, is it really worth swapping electric regs for manual ones?? :shock:


Well Im sick of the electric ones playing up all the time. Sick of replacing them! Would now rather get manual ones and be done with it. A hell of alot cheaper too.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:02 am 
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more to the point, is it really worth swapping electric regs for manual ones?? :shock:


Well Im sick of the electric ones playing up all the time. Sick of replacing them! Would now rather get manual ones and be done with it. A hell of alot cheaper too.


just keep replacing them :wink: . Once the rivets are out and your using bolts you will be able to swap a reg in about five minutes!!

if you are serious you will have to use povo GLi door trims which are nasty :o

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:05 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
So what's wrong with the XE - XF setups ??


the gear inside the gearbox on the motor has a bad reputation for stripping out

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:35 am 
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he could always just cut the hole for the handle to go through so it isnt 100% necesary that he used gli trims
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:40 am 
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Interceptor wrote:
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So what's wrong with the XE - XF setups ??
the gear inside the gearbox on the motor has a bad reputation for stripping out
Yeah, probably due to the 3 plastic blocks that are fitted - these tend to crumble or wear out eventually - a good replacement is some wooden dowels cut to shape. I've been running XF motors on the XH regs for some time, and I think they're as good as the E series ones, lifting is probably better as it's a 2 point in lieu of 1 centre point. If the motors are stripped and serviced properly, they should last for a long time.

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just keep replacing them :wink: . Once the rivets are out and your using bolts you will be able to swap a reg in about five minutes!!
Better to find the problem, which may be the cable, may need some washers to stop the swage cutting through the plastic carrier, also correct adjustment of the lower window mount helps with less binding on the motor. Too much load on the motor causes problems, so make sure your window raises freely, before fitting the motor.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:21 pm 
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fairmont599 wrote:
he could always just cut the hole for the handle to go through so it isnt 100% necesary that he used gli trims


Unfortunately, because it's a Fairmont, you would have to remove the arm rests for the winder handle to fit.
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:35 pm 
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Bugger , I didnt think bout the armrests, was just gonna cut a hole. May have to rethink.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:57 pm 
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I thought in the EB's that they where the same shape, just trimmed different.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Samsy wrote:
I thought in the EB's that they where the same shape, just trimmed different.


That is correct. Silly me i didnt see that it was an EB, just assumed it was EL. DOH :x
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:19 pm 
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PUT GRAFIT POWDER ON THE RUNNERS .IT WILL LET THE WINDOW RUN SMOTHER AND LESS STRESS ON THE MOTOR.
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