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danpan93

Focus Mk1.5 Electric Windows?

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Ok so I haven't posted on here for quite a while but I'm in need of some advice, hopefully someone can help.

My driver side window recently decided to stop working as it should, so I took the door card off, to be greeted by what used to be the window motor cable, now tangled up into a massive knot. The cable itself is now useless due to the knots and creases etc, but I have found two options for repairing it; either a complete new assembly (motor and cables all pre-assembled), or a cable repair kit for repairing the existing components. So has anyone had any experience with these kits? It seems like the way to go as it is massively cheaper, but I am unsure to difficulty and how to actually fit it?

Any help or suggestions or thoughts greatly appreciated as always, thanks in advance!

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hi mate i had the same problem i changed the whole unit and put my old motor back on it.the job took me about 2 hours as its very fidly i didnt go for the repair kit and glad i didnt cos i think i hindsight it looked hard work.The part cost about £68 inc vat from Andrew Page if there is one near you,Ford wanted double!

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Ok I haven't seen just the assembly without motor, only the complete unit, which from ford is over £200! The kit I was looking at was this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ELECTRIC-WINDOW-REGULATOR-FRONT-RIGHT-/220766159689?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Model%3AFocus%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK%20I&hash=item3366b04349&_uhb=1

Which comes with video instructions, although I have been told its very important to wind the cable correctly or else!

I just figured I might be better off spending £15 and chancing it because it might just work, then saving myself lots of £.

I'll phone around and check if my local motor factors provide the part you described.

Thanks for your help (:

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Oh just another thought..

How easy is it to actually remove the assembly? I took the foam liner off about half way, but didn't really see any simple way of it all coming out of the door!

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its 4 bolts 2 at the top 2 at the bottom the foam didnt look to clever when id finished so used duct tape to hold in place,i set it up on the floor so i knew it was the right way up before shuffling it into place.The glass is held on with 2 bolts i loosely tightened these while i sent the window up and fastened tight after it was in the correct position.

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didnt fancy that kit,there are a couple of vids on youtube as well,worth a watch anyway

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Ok thanks (: I think I'm going to try one of the repair kits first,just to see if it solves the problem, if not then I found an Andrew page branch about 10 mins from me, so ill get on to them for the parts and replace everything!

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Ok we're there any other kits that looked better? I'll have a look on YouTube and see how much of a job it looks

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think there maybe other kits but still didnt fancy it give yourself plenty of time good luck and hope it dont rain lol

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Thanks haha, I'll have a go and post up on here when it's done, if I remember I'll take some pictures as well

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