Help with Pluriel side rear window replacement cables

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Help! have been can't balance the cables from replacement kit. Should they be the same length? Have a 54 plate pluriel cabriolet, and which every way I do it they aren't the right length
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Delores wrote:Help! have been can't balance the cables from replacement kit. Should they be the same length? Have a 54 plate pluriel cabriolet, and which every way I do it they aren't the right length
Hello Delores

There is a Left and a Right kit, are you fitting the correct kit to the correct side of the car? (some suggest there is no difference, but it may be worth checking).

There is another topic that has Pluriel window regulator information (here).
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Rear Right Window mechanism
Specialist Tools not required, but a window sucker or dent puller, suction kind will help.
This is not to be attempted by the faint hearted. What a pain!
Great youtube clip of dismantlling, watch that first. Dismantle all trim/seatbelt etc as in clip
Next take a pricture of where everything is before you start, this is important for 'balancing the cables
Put/pull window into fully up position
Deploy sucker to hold in place
Unbolt the three bolts that hold the metal carrier to car, don't need to remove window from carrier
Remove the motor- three size 10mm nuts behind plate, little hands help here
Remove three strange spacer bolts and take cap off motor
At this point you need to again take a photo to record the position of the round cable drum
Upper cable - bottom to motor - Lower cable - upper to motor
At this point methodically strip out and replace the cables keeping both spring clips and tiny springs as they aren't replaced in the kit
It is obvious which cable goes where as you will have noticed as you take them off, but a good tip is to just take pictures of everything before you take anything apart
Fit cable to strange cam things first, take round wheels, and fit clips, using tiny bits of duct tape to keep the cables in place
Now the ridiculous bit! At this point I moved the window to the mid way position, because it said somewhere that this is the position where both cables are under some tension ie stupid white nylon things engaged in the holes and springs under some compresion
You now have to balance the cables because which ever kit you buy they don't seem to be the right length
Fit to round orange drum thing, the trick seems to be to get the cables wound onto the drum and the drum in the correct set of locating dips in the motor
Upper cable to bottom, two turns ish, top cable one turn ish
Six hours later you should have equal tension on both cables, and both springs engaged
At this point I reassambled all the bits
Don't quote me on this but I supect that it would be cheaper to take it to a garage, although do check they CAN do the job and get a guarentee, because this mech is so stupid it will probably go again first time out! Personally I just wanted the window to stop falling every time I drove my car.
And yes, it is up, but I am taking the red window suction thing with me!
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Great instructions. Thank you

Well done tackling the job.
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Just completed the job on the left rear window of my Pluriel, what a hassle!
Thanks for posting this, it really helped.
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