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Old 03-08-2019, 07:27 AM   #1
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Cool Window on Boxster doesn't drop enough to open door

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My Porsche 2002 Boxster passenger side door window doesn't drop enough to open the door without the window hitting the roof. The window does drop, and it can roll all the way down, it just doesn't go down that extra 1/8th of an inch to make it a clean open, is there a way to adjust this?

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Old 03-08-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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I ended up replacing the door lock mechanism Pelican 8N1-837-015-C-oem to solve this problem.

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Old 03-08-2019, 08:35 AM   #3
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OOPS mine was drivers side, check part number
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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This has nothing to do with the door latch mechanism. If the window weren't dropping at all, then yes. The "dropping, but not enough" is due to a broken cable guide creating slack in the cable, often mistaken for a stretched cable.

Search "window stretched cable fix".

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Old 03-08-2019, 12:18 PM   #5
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What Particlewave said....

I had the same issue on my 2002 S passenger side. I opted to just drop in a new regulator rather than do a “fix.” I rolled the dice on a URO brand from Pelican rather than pay the ransom for the stock part. It’s been working beautifully for over a year now.

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Old 03-08-2019, 01:43 PM   #6
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I have this same problem... bought a regulator and motor from Woody, that just arrived today. the one he sent looks to have been recently replaced due to its condition. I would check with him to see if he has anymore... it was a great price shipped to me in Orlando...
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This has nothing to do with the door latch mechanism. If the window weren't dropping at all, then yes. The "dropping, but not enough" is due to a broken cable guide creating slack in the cable, often mistaken for a stretched cable.

Search "window stretched cable fix".
What PW said. I did ‘the fix’ a couple of weeks ago (search the site, my pics are here somewhere). Working well now. Just wanted to reinforce that this is not ‘cable stretch’. There’s no way a cable could stretch to create as much slack as I had. It’s definitely due to a broken cable guide (I think Pedro B confirmed this too). At any rate, I’ll roll with the hack until the regulator goes belly up
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What PW said. I did ‘the fix’ a couple of weeks ago (search the site, my pics are here somewhere). Working well now. Just wanted to reinforce that this is not ‘cable stretch’. There’s no way a cable could stretch to create as much slack as I had. It’s definitely due to a broken cable guide (I think Pedro B confirmed this too). At any rate, I’ll roll with the hack until the regulator goes belly up
what is this "hack?" I've got the same issue, but didn't see anything irregular when I opened it up. then again, I am not sure what I am looking for.
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I had this problem

My drivers window would not drop enough and I searched the site and got the same advice being given in the thread. I got real good at replacing regulators and it wasn't solving the problem after the second new regulator, I replaced the regulator motor and instantly went from almost no movement to the near 1/2 inch drop of the window.
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I have the same problem with my car....

The passenger side regulator was going bad and making noises so I replaced it. The window drops when the handle is pulled but not enough to always clear the roof trim as there is slack. I am going to check the cables for slack like some suggested but what I have noticed when I took the window motor apart is that there is a rubber bushing that seems to degrade. This "bushing" seems to provide a bit of shock cushion between the drive gear of the motor and the window regulator when the motor is engaged. The bushing seems to have degraded to the point that there is too much slop now which allows for some extra slack in the window regulator drivetrain.

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