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Old 02-12-2011, 04:53 PM   #88
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I did this last night and noticed that it's much different for a sedan. There is no male Torx bolt that you need to remove, but the rearmost window rail is still in the way. I ended up lowering the window almost all the way, until I saw the little 8mm-head bolt that holds the window to the rail. Remove that, then dislodge the window from the little red clip on the rail. Then remove the two nuts holding the rail to the door, move the rail towards the front of the car and the actuator can come out.

I recommend having replacement door clips on hand. None of mine will hold the door panel tightly anymore. I need to replace all of them.

This was on a 2003 ZHP sedan.
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