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how to remove rivet attatched to glass

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by tonydp, July 19, 2011.

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  1. tonydp

    tonydp Active Member

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    I am ready to replace the driver rear window regulator but the glass is attatched via rivet. how do i get it off? I have do direct access to drill it
     
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  3. Turdle

    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Not sure about your year, but on the 2nd gen you raise the window until the rivets line up with holes in the door panel.
     
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    Haven't looked at the rear windows, but there is no need to remove the rivets in the front ones, I didn't remove rivets when I took mine off.
    Read the how to, it was made using a front window as an example, but might apply to the rear ones as well, good luck
     
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    nevermind, it drilled out. Dorman replacement part was dead easy to fix. Minus the rivet about 10 min install
     
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    cool, you should have taken pics and written a how to :)
     
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    Hey how long did it take?

    Where did you order the regulator?

    How much...mine been broke for 2 years now...Im bout to fix it anyday now...lol
     
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    total about 40 minutes

    you can get them from rockauto, i got mine froma local shop off the Dorman site... I'm in Canada :chug:

    Local cost was $120 vs $225 dealer. Rockauto is $90 shipped.

    The speaker needs to come out. That's where you pull out the old and enter the new. I drilled the rivet on an angle from severla different point until it looked weak enough to pry with a screwdriver. I attatched the drilled out point with a new bolt, washer and nut.

    This is the forth regulator i've done now, 3 on my lincoln LS :mad:

    BTW I have an 02 XLT
     






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