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I took my c6 door panel off and did some insualtion on the door. No problem in removal or insualtion work.
Is there some trick to installing the door tirm back so the top clips hook and the seal fits properly. I got it on but it doesn't seem to fit as tight as it did at the window seal. I pushed the flap under the panel top edge and that helped but it seems like I almost shoudl have removed the top inside seal along with the door panel. It's not the grommets as they are all good and tight.

What am missing and is there a sequence or trick to this????
 

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http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2621

BTW heres a similar bit of info from an older post

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2072

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2621

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=103&p=7331&hilit=window+regulator#p7331

BTW I think theres screws under the door handle and curtesy light cover that may be a bit hard to find and heres some info

http://webpages.charter.net/khastin....charter.net/khasting/techinfo/windowreg.html


http://www.corvettemagazine.com/2001/october/window/win-1.asp

replacing left 1996 window motor, need info



well, I get into the 1996 vette this A.M. (its parked in my garage)and the left window is down, as is the right side, I hit the right side switch and the window goes up, I hit the left side rocker switch NADA!ZIP!, I start checking fuses and then test the switch with a V.O.M. meter and the switch seems to be good, so off to the local chevy dealers parts dept, I go, cost of new switch is $150, motors $148, so since IVE tested the switch, Im reasonably sure its the motor, I buy that ONLY,mostly because Im reasonably sure its original and about due anyway,and now IM about to install it and while Ive done it on my 1985 vette Ive yet to do it on my 1996 and was wondering if theres any tricks, potential things IVE OVER LOOKED or info you guys might care to let me in on BEFORE I jump into this little project today...ANYONE???

BTW IF YOU CAN WAIT A WEEK, ECKLERS SELLS THOSE DOOR MOTORS FOR $80 EACH





BTW, the motor AND THE BRACKETs and ROLLERS in the window track assembly were worn past the point of use, I needed the complete assembly, cost from chevy $350, (I can't see how they lose money charging those prices for $40 worth of parts you can't find elsewhere.) but it was really a better deal in that it was far easier to install as a complete unit vs. replacing the motor...and yes I'm well aware they are listed far cheaper elseware!, but you pay thru the nose when you want the parts NOW, and are not willing to wait.

yeah, at times I pay retail. just to get the damn thing over with, if it could wait, I could have knocked 40% off the price.



this I see I failed to post the part number...ITS GM# 22063225 for the assembly with the motor and ID STRONGLY ADVISE you go that route vs the motor alone as its far less aggravation and well worth the differance in cost

this may help
 

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on a newer C6

The door panels on a newer C6 are really quite different than the C5 or earlier vettes I have owned. The C5 seal was attached on permanent fasteners on the door with a slotted section on the seal so you could remove the seal by sliding it a bit.
The C6 has a seal that has a return edge that appears to want to go under the door panel top edge. WHen I removed the panel it came straight up form the metla edge and the rubber seal stay put.

I can seem to get the panel pushed in far enough so the metal tabs that hold the door panel to the door engage with the door fram inner edge. It's like something is stopping the panel from moving inward enough. That was why I asked if someone knows a trick involved. I even tilted the door panel pretty high to engage teh rubber seal and then push down on the panel in hope to get the metal tab to engage the metal top edge of the door.
 
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