Pull these two knobs on each side under the back seat and lift it.
There are bolts on #2 spots, so remove them. Top of the back seat slides into #1 brackets, so you can unhook it by lifting it up.
Remove these 2 screws on the side of interior panel. They are fairly long.
Remove #1 snap button. Metal is soft, so use the screw driver gently here. Inside of #2, there's a plastic clip that you have to yank it out. Remove #3 screws facing front.
There's only one plastic clip on interior panel, and it looks like this.
There's a small screw underneath interior panle that you just removed. Remove that one and the other snap to remove small plastic trim.
All trim and panel removed.
Raise the window half way up and remove this small clip. There's no space to pull it from the top, so you should push it from underneath. Once clip is out, disconnect the arm and slowly lower the window. If you drop the clip, don't worry. You can fish it out later.
There are 3 nuts with huge flares holding the quarter window assembly. Remove all of them.
***** IMPORTANT *****There are 3 bolts attached to the assembly, so remove all of them too. You can use star(?) shaped wrench to remove them, but they are not that tight, so you can remove them by hands. This step is critical because if you don't remove them, you won't be able to get the whole assembly out.
The whole unit is out.
Window will slide out from the rail.
You want to separate window and bottom metal bracket because it's easier to work on it that way. Spray some PB Blaster or WD-40 to the center, put a '-' screw driver like this, and hit it with a hammer to loosen. Window is very strong, but make sure not to break it.
Once it's loose, use a plier to remove big round nuts.
There are 2 plastic spacers on each of them (total 6). You don't want to mess them up, so put them back. Bottom of the window will be dirty, so it's good time to clean it up.
I cut a soda can to make a template.
Here's my plan. I'm going to brace the broken piece like this.
I went to Home Depot to find a material and bought this support bracket for wooden posts. Basically, this is what you need. You need something that's strong, but at the same time it should be soft enough to cut it with sheet metal cutter. I think this is perfect material for the repair.
I cut it with a sheet metal cutter and got 2 good sized plates out if it.
Cut and test fitted it.
I used a Dremel with a wheel to cut the folding line 1/3 way, so I can bend more easily. Unfortuntaley, I couldn't bend these wings(?) perfectly, so I ended up removing them.
I created a small box to hold the broken piece into place.
It's finally done!!
There's another way to fix it. You don't have to use the broken piece. You can throw it away and bend the metal piece just like in the below picture. I fixed my passenger side guide this way and it's been holding up just fine for years.
I don't know what to do with this piece yet. I just glued it back and am trying to figure out what's the best way to fix it. Obviously, super glue won't be strong enough. I'll update this thread once I fix it. I'll also include how to install and adjust the window. It takes some time to adjust the window perfectly.
--------------------------------------------------This is the solution that I came up with to fix the other clip.
I cut paper like this and put it at the bottom of plastic clip.
A drop of super glue will secure them.
A clip on the left side is a good one. As you can see, its shape has been changed due to curved rail. That's what it was supposed to happen to one on the right side, but it snapped instead.
I got this from Walmart.
Used a small straw to drop it into the clip.
Carefully fill it with Epoxy. It dries up pretty fast, so you have to keep mixing new batches.
I filled up the middle slots too.
It's cured 100% next morning, and they are hard as rock, so there's no way they will break.
Modified by 94_240sx at 7:08 AM 11/14/2008
Modified by 94_240sx at 8:48 AM 11/14/2008