Rear electric window has died

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Hi,

The rear window on the passenger side of our Pluriel doesn't move any more. I've verified that the problem isn't with the switch (swapped it with the driver's side switch and driver's side window remains operational).

Having followed the rear-passenger-side panel removal instructions elsewhere on the forum, I now have full access to the regulator and its cables.

The symptoms are: Whenever I engage the switch for the passenger side there's a very quiet 'doonk' from the regulator assembly as if it's trying to do something, but there doesn't seem to be even the slightest movement / tension applied to any of the cables - as if the winding motor is trying to do something but for some reason hasn't got enough oomf.

Does this sound like I should head for the breakers and order up a new regulator assembly?

Thanks,

Steve
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steveharman wrote: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:11 pm Hi,

The rear window on the passenger side of our Pluriel doesn't move any more. I've verified that the problem isn't with the switch (swapped it with the driver's side switch and driver's side window remains operational).

Having followed the rear-passenger-side panel removal instructions elsewhere on the forum, I now have full access to the regulator and its cables.

The symptoms are: Whenever I engage the switch for the passenger side there's a very quiet 'doonk' from the regulator assembly as if it's trying to do something, but there doesn't seem to be even the slightest movement / tension applied to any of the cables - as if the winding motor is trying to do something but for some reason hasn't got enough oomf.

Does this sound like I should head for the breakers and order up a new regulator assembly?

Thanks,

Steve
It does sound like its jammed or a mechanical part has broken.

There are now parts for the pluriel rear window winders available on ebay (here, have a look) at the wires, springs and plastic parts.

There are some pictures in this topic - Pluriel 2-door rear elec window.
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Thanks Arfur. I'm on the hunt for parts.

At least the roof now works! :-)
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All the parts are in my ebay link above :D
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I finally found a complete regulator / motor mechanism for not very much money (with a 30 day warranty). Has anyone ever done a removal & refit of these? (Passenger side rear). I've done them on our old Renault Kangoo & Scenic in the past but never on the Pluriel.

I was considering taking the [working] driver's side panels off and seeing how the window glass attaches to the mechanism but if anyone knows what to do it would save me the hassle! :-)

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Steve
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It ain't difficult, it is almost more difficult getting to it. Take the seat out and the panel off being careful about the speaker, once you get to the mechanism you'll probably find one of the plastic connectors to the wire that puls it up and down has broken. Ensure you put plenty of rags in the bottom of the space to catch any nut/washers you drop, there are three that connect it to the window glass which you will need to tape up out of the way. Get the mechanism out and replace the broken bit(s). do not be tempted to change the springs, if you do reassembly is much harder and that is why there are notches on the frame, to allow you to use a tool to tension the springs to allow the end of the reassembly.
I've done both sides with just one repair kit as in each case the problem was abroken plastic/nylon connector. But if you try to run it up and down too much you may damage the wire. And don't put the motor back in the wrong way round or the switch will work in the opposite direction!
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