Replaces

1997-1999 Olds Cutlass Window Regulator Sash Connectors

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 38480

  • New

These are the plastic connectors that connect your window regulator to the bottom of the window. If you are replacing the window regulator you may find these pieces are missing or broken.

Specifications:

  • Comes as a 4 piece set
  • Correct for 1 Window front or rear, driver or passenger side
  • Direct replacement
  • Replaces dealer part number: 22541970

Please Note: This High Quality power window regulator is a new aftermarket replacement part that is built to strict quality control standards. It is far superior to the lower quality window regulators which have begun to appear on the internet. Although this window regulator is produced overseas, it was designed in the U.S. and the tooling is owned by a large U.S. manufacturer. That is why we guarantee this high quality window regulator with a superior warranty! If price is your main concern, we do offer the lower price overseas designed and built window regulator in our other listings.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Disconnecting the Battery (1:02 in the video)
    • Disconnect the Negative battery cable with am 8mm wrench
  2. Removing the Door Panel (1:15 in the video)
    • Pry off the trim behind the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Pry off the mirror base bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from inside the door handle
    • Remove the two 7mm bolts from behind the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness from the door handle bezel
    • Pry the door panel off by hand
    • Carefully peel back the water shield
    • For more detailed instructions, please see the 2001 Malibu door panel replacement video
  3. Removing the Window (2:41 in the video)
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts from the window sash connectors
    • Lift the window by hand
    • Connect the negative battery cable
    • Connect the power window switch
    • Lower the regulator with the switch
    • Pull off the window weatherstrip
    • Lower the window slightly
    • Tilt the window forward
    • Lift out the window
  4. Removing the Window Sash (3:50 in the video)
    • Pop out the middle of the sash rivet with a punch and hammer
    • Drill out the rivet with a 1/4" drill bit
    • Hold the rivet with pliers if necessary
    • Pull out the rivet with pliers
  5. Installing the Window Sash (5:10 in the video)
    • Put the window sash onto the window
    • Use a rivet gun to put a rivet into the window sash
    • If you do not have a rivet gun, put a bolt and locking nut through the sash
    • Tighten the nut onto the sash
  6. Installing the Window (6:04 in the video)
    • Tilt the window forward
    • Lower the window into the door
    • Straighten out the window
    • Lift the window up by hand
    • Raise the window regulator with the window switch
    • Lower the window sashes onto the regulator
    • Fasten the two 10mm nuts onto the window sashes
    • Test the window with the switch
    • Push on the window weatherstrip
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
  7. Reinstalling the Door Panel (8:51 in the video)
    • Put the water shield back on, pulling through all the wiring harnesses
    • Put the door panel into place, pulling through all the wiring harnesses
    • Reconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push the window switch panel into place
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness to the door handle bezel
    • Push the door handle bezel into place
    • Insert the Phillips head screw into the door handle
    • Insert the two 7mm bolts behind the door pull
    • Push in the trim piece behind the door pull
    • For more detailed instructions, please see the 2001 Malibu door panel replacement video
  8. Reconnecting the Battery (9:19 in the video)
    • Connect the negative battery cable using an 8mm wrench if you have not already done so

Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 1/4 Inch Drill Bit
  • Drill

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Hammer
  • Rivet Gun & Rivets

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(10:20 min)

Tools List:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 1/4 Inch Drill Bit
  • Drill

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Hammer
  • Rivet Gun & Rivets

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 38480

Vehicle Fit

  • 1992-1998 Buick Skylark Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 2004-2005 Chevy Classic Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 1997-2003 Chevy Malibu Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 1992-1998 Olds Achieva Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 1997-1999 Olds Cutlass Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 1992-1998 Pontiac Grand Am Window Regulator Sash Connectors
  • 1995-2005 Pontiac Sunfire Window Regulator Sash Connectors
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