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How To Replace Rear Power Window Regulator 09-13 Chevy Traverse

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How To Replace Rear Power Window Regulator 09-13 Chevy Traverse

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a slow, stuck, cracked or damaged window regulator on Chevy Traverse, years 09, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece at the front top corner of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a pick
    • Pry off the trim piece on the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two T30 Torx bolts inside the door pull
    • Remove the T30 Torx bolt inside the door handle
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife and a flat blade screwdriver
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the door handle
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Pry out the clips on the plastic block with pliers
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Regulator
    • Loosen the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator
    • Raise the window by hand
    • Hold the window in place with painter's tape
    • Disconnect the window motor lead
    • Remove the black rubber caps
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Pull the window regulator out through the door
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Regulator
    • Insert one of the bolts into the window regulator
    • Push the regulator into the door
    • Hang the regulator by its bolt
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the regulator
    • Connect the motor lead
    • Remove the painter's tape from the window
    • Lower the window onto the regulator
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Push on the clips on the plastic block
    • Replace the two rubber caps
    • Connect the wiring harnesses
    • Connect the latch cable to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T30 Torx bolt into the door handle
    • Insert the two T30 Torx bolts into the door pull
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece on the door pull
    • Push on the trim piece at the front top corner of the door panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

    Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear window regulator on this 2012 Chevy Traverse. We show you on the driver's side, but the passenger's side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this is a new rear window regulator from 1AAuto.com, a 90-degree pick, T30 Torx bit and ratchet, or a T30 Torx driver, a door panel clip tool, a putty knife, a flat blade screwdriver, and a 10mm socket and ratchet with an extension.

Start off by prying off this triangular panel, and then you want to remove the panel behind your door handle. To do that, use a 90-degree pick, stick it through that hole at the top of the panel, and then just pry out on the panel. Using a flat blade screwdriver, pry off the panel on the door pull handle, and then remove these three T30 Torx bolts. We'll just fast-forward as Don does this. The clips on the back of these door panels are hard to get started, so what we do is we use a putty knife to protect the paint. Then we stick a clip tool up along the putty knife onto the clip. Then, using a flat blade screwdriver in between the two of them, you pry out and it will release that clip. Once you've got it started, reach up behind, pry and out on the clip, and you want to lift up the edges too and then lift the door panel up and over the lock and just pull it forward.

On the back of your interior door handle, you'll see this cable. You want to just push it out of the bracket and pull it up and out of the door handle. Then below it, there's this harness. Using a flat blade screwdriver, pry out this white clip, and then push the tab on the harness and pull it free. Using a pair of pliers, pry out these clips, and you do have to move them back and forth until they work their way out. Once the clips are removed, it will pull right off. Now, you want to carefully cut off your water shield, and you don't want to damage it, because you do need to put this back into place later.

Right here is your window regulator, and you want to start off by removing these two 10mm bolts. There's one right there and one right there. If your window is somewhere else, you just want to push it down to this point so that you can remove these bolts. Once those are removed, lift your window up and tape it into place.

Now, disconnect this harness by pushing on the tab and pulling it free. Now pry off this rubber tab, and you'll see a 10mm bolt right there, a 10mm nut there, and a 10mm bolt right there. We'll just fast-forward as Don removes those. Once those are removed, push the regulator back, down, and then pull it out.

In the back is the old rear window regulator; up front is the new one. You can see they're identical and they'll mount exactly the same. Take your new window regulator, feed it back up into the door, and then push that stud in the middle back through the door, and replace that 10mm nut, those two 10mm bolts, and tighten them up. Reconnect your harness.

Next, remove the tape from your window and push your window back down into the window regulator. You want to line up the holes on the window with the holes on the regulator and replace those two 10mm bolts. Replace your water shield and now replace that block and those two clips. Then replace that rubber cap and the one below it.

To reinstall your door panel, reconnect that harness and then replace the white clip that locks it into place. Take your door handle cable, put it back into the door handle, and then push it back into the bracket. Hang your door panel up over the lock and down into the window seal. Now look back behind the door panel and make sure the clips are lined up, and then hit them into place. We'll just fast-forward as he replaces those two T30 bolts in the pull handle and the one behind the door handle, and then replace the pull handle panel and that small panel behind the door handle. Then you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife
  • Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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