Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Window lifting mechanism - removal and refitting


1. Remove the door trim panel.

2. Various types of mechanism may be fitted: scissors or cable, manual or electric. In all cases the principles of removal are similar.

The electric motors cannot be repaired, though sometimes they can be renewed separately from the lifting mechanism.

Note: On Convertible models with electric windows, prior to removal position the window lifting mechanism and secure it in position with some stout wire as shown (see illustration).

This will prevent the mechanism being suddenly released as it is disconnected.

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Convertible electric window lifter arm secured (1) prior to removal of the regulator unit

3. Lower the window to the halfway position and wedge it securely.

4. Disconnect the wiring harness from the electrically-operated mechanism.

5. Drill the heads off the rivets and remove the mechanism from the door. The cable mechanism lifter must also be unbolted from the window channel (see illustrations).

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Two window lifting mechanism securing rivets (arrowed)

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Window lifting channel bolts (arrowed)


6. Refit in the reverse order to removal, using new blind rivets. Lubricate the sliders and channel of the scissors type mechanism with silicone grease (see illustration). Tension the cable on the electric mechanism by turning the adjusters through 90º.

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Scissors lifting mechanism slider

7. Check for correct operation before refitting the door trim. On Convertible models the operation of the window can be adjusted by slackening the mounting bolts and repositioning the window guide. Find the place where the window operates the smoothest the securely tighten the bolts.

Door window - removal and refitting


1. Remove the door trim panel.

2. Remove the window weatherstrip from the top of the opening in the door.

3. In the case of the rear door, unbolt and remove the rear guide rail, then remove the fixed part of the window complete with seal.

4. If a scissors type lifter is fitted to the front door remove the rear guide rail. If a cable type lifter is fitted, unbolt the lifter from the glass channel.

5. Carefully lift the window out through its opening in the door. It will have to be tilted at a considerable angle.


6. Refit in the reverse order to removal. Adjust the angle of the rear door window guide rail by means of the adjustment screw and locknuts until smooth operation is achieved (see illustration). Note that there are two locknuts, one on each side of the panel.

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Adjusting the rear window guide rail There is another locknut behind the panel

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