power window repair (swivel pins)

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sun Feb 17 13:31:06 EST 2002

At 11:36 AM -0600 2/17/02, Rob Andrews wrote:
>Yep...worked great on my 5000 for many years after the fix...

Hi Rob,
Yes, your write up was helpful and has been the only thing I've found
(aside from the Bentley) that indicates use of these pins. But in
your case,  replacing the entire cable gave gave you a pair of
cable-ends  to be inserted into the pins; hence you had no need to
cut a groove through the pins (right?) Also, by using the pins to
join the cable ends, you had two sections of cable inserted into each
pin. That (doubled-up cable) may help avoid some damage (i.e.,
cutting of the cable) that I worry could be caused when tightening
down the set-screw. Yeh, my usual paranoia. :-)

The problem with those swivel pins (IMO) is that the screw can't
clamp the cable against a solid surface. Instead, the cable is forced
against the sharp edges of the M5 threaded hole that runs completely
through the pin. I might  try to "back up" my regulator cable by
inserting a short section of bicycle cable through both pins in the
hope that this will protect the cable against damage from the
clamping action. It's also obvious that tightening needs to be
sufficient, but not excessive.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q	(130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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