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As the title suggests, I'm trying to replace the passenger side rear vent/quarter window. My wife had a run-in with auto-start, power locks and an infant in the car. For van vs. car you can bet on my wife anytime. She yanked that window right out, breaking the regulator motor and shattering the glass in the process.

SO I have new (used) glass with the metal "hinge" already on it and a motor in the mail. I see plenty of tutorials on replacing the motor but none on the window hinge other than "remove interior trim." Sure, any orangutan could remove the trim but I want to be able to put it back in afterward, is that too much to ask?
I can get the trim piece beneath it popped out without a problem and the bottom part of the piece itself, but at the top near the ceiling there's something catching it. I can see behind it a little bit and the plastic is getting near tearing instead of breaking loose. Anyone have some advice or gotten to take one apart in a junkyard?

It might be worth mentioning here that I have the removable chairs that spin, not the stow-n-go.

Thanks, all!
 

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for some reason can't edit OP

*"...and an infant in the van. For van vs. wife you can bet on my wife anytime."
 

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1.Remove the quarter trim panel. (Refer to 23 - Body/Interior/PANEL, Quarter Trim - Removal) .

2.Remove the third row upper turning loop anchor bolt.

3.Using a small flat bladed screwdriver or equivalent, carefully pry off the SRS Airbag logo button at the C-pillar and remove the screw.

4.Using a trim stick or equivalent, gently pry out on the upper C-pillar trim (1) and remove.
 

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Thank you, ted928! If I could see how to do THANKS in here I would!

Here are the steps in picture form for anyone who would need to do this themselves, didn't see ted's post till after church tonight so kinda dark and mosquitoey pictures:

this is where the only screw is for the trim
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everything else you can pull apart like this
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you'll need to kind of tug this piece down some in order to make it clear the ceiling piece
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FYI about what it looks like in there
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be so careful not to drop the nuts down inside. the top nut can only fall so far inside that pillar, there's some foam insulation in there. The bottom one, as mr butterfingers himself discovered tonight, will drop all the way to the floor. Thanks God that it fell outside the pillar, not inside, or it would be gone forever.
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now if you DO happen to drop the lower nut, here's what you'll get to see

sorry this one is sideways. i first dropped the top nut and it only fell a few inches to where foam insulation stopped it
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Do you know how to magnetize your screwdrivers? I didn't until tonight. Take a strong magnet (rare earth ones here) and slowly slide it up the screwdrive from the handle to the tip about 10 times.
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to pull off the big trim piece below you first pop off the part over the cupholder. there are two philips head screws in there. this also reveals the speaker, very easy to replace if need be.
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a word of caution though. the a/c vent from the rear to just behind the sliding door runs in here. my vent pipe wasn't bolted down, just sitting on the stud. be careful to not take it off its stud while you remove this panel

looking down the c-pillar. that's the silver a/c lines in the top right, partially obscured by the black vent pipe i mentioned above
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this is what mama bear did to the motor. Thumb22.jpg

i'm used to working on GM cars and their clips a l w a y s break off, none of these did and I can see that it would be easy to get to the rear blower motor to replace it if I had to.
 

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You are welcome.
The main reason I purchased the factory repair manual was because of the hidden screw - and the pull up then out, not out then up. LOL
Thanks for posting the pictures!
 
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