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Old 10-26-2012, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MatWiz View Post
Without the spring or without tension (when the cable is loose), you should be able to push and pull the black piece by hand.
I was pounding with the mallet but at that time, the spring was still engaged - so I was fighting the spring.

I agree, it goes much more easily without the spring!

Originally Posted by MatWiz View Post
"We", can not adjust it in one place because the spring will always push it out, to the maximum tension
This is good information to get my bearings on how the thing works.

Originally Posted by MatWiz View Post
You push it in to loosen the cable just so that you can reassemble it. Then when you let go of the spring, out it goes to full tension.
In hindsight, that's what I should have done to loosen the cable tension in the first place!

BTW, in my googles, it seems the Germans use this particular type of window regulator:
- VW
- Boxter
Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

Last edited by bluebee; 10-27-2012 at 06:35 AM.
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