Re: Side Pop Out Window Repair
I had the same problem, I just replaced the small mesh gear housing unit that the handle atatches to. Call up Peter at Sportsmobile for a replacement. You have to pop the window out, not the easiest job in the world, but can be done with a little patience. Sorry, no pics. You have to take all the trim pieces off and your shade to get to all the little screws that are around the window frame, make sure that the window doesn't fall out after the last screw is pulled, my window needed a little coaxing, but came out easily. Unscrew the 2 screws on either end of the round bar that ties into the gear housing and slide it out, put in the new one and reverse your steps. I noticed that the original screw holes through the window frame did not line up right with the holes in the gear unit, I believe that is one of the reasons we had this issue, it torqued the gear housing unit and created enough stress to help separate the halves and strip the gears. Drill out the holes as needed and use a torque drill to put the screws in. I used some small washers just in case. Have fun.....
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