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Old 07-31-2016, 07:19 PM   #31
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The plastic part is attached in such a way that you can't replace it (its riveted in place). I have made up parts like this from 1/8 inch aluminum that work fine (install with the notch side facing down). Liberally smeared with lithium grease.

Keep in mind that the manual crank doors use an all metal riveted in part, not using a plastic slider at all.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:17 PM   #32
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Here are some pictures of the actual plastic slider part with a ruler on it.

The part looks to be approximately 3 cm X 1.5 cm. It has a 6mm hole in the center.

The 1/8 inch thick aluminum part I make is 2x longer (1 3/4 inches) X 5/8 inches. I taper the ends slightly.

6.35 mm = 1/4 inch - so I use a 1/4 inch drill to make the hole and grind out the notch (you could cut it with a hack saw too).
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:58 PM   #33
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Awesome! Thank you! Going to try and make it tomorrow

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Old 08-03-2016, 02:12 PM   #34
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Made my version of the fix based on jmoller's idea. Working great so far and wasn't terrible to make. I like that you don't to do any permanent changes to the regulator or track.



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While my '02 has had the shower door roller on the driver's side for a few years, thought I'd share this here:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:683339
I'm getting ready to drop the hammer on a $350 Printrbot 3D printer, love that someone has already created the CAD file for this part.
Well this thread just saved me, my window dropped and I discovered the broken guide clip. Called dealer and they dont sell just the plastic guide, they wanted $350 for the entire mechanism. Now I undertstand why they dont sell the plastic guide, as it cant be installed...what a poor design.

Thanks for all the excellent info in this thread and especially the link above I was able to 3D print the part. I then used a hybrid of all the techniques here. I drilled out the exiting post and replaced it with a 1/4 x 1 carriage bolt, a washer and nut...O and some locktite. I then used a dremmel to shave off the excess, added some grease and its now like new.

Thanks everyone for sharing.

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Old 04-27-2017, 02:25 PM   #37
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While my '02 has had the shower door roller on the driver's side for a few years, thought I'd share this here:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:683339
I'm getting ready to drop the hammer on a $350 Printrbot 3D printer, love that someone has already created the CAD file for this part.


When you printed this how did you get it on ?


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:43 PM   #38
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I just put a 1/4 20 bolt in there with proper washers the size of the channel, and a nylon lock nut

had parts in the bin

cost might be $1 if you go to ace hardware
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Yes,LAM_PARK..was the Dormon74442 solution a success and how did you secure the guide?Thanks
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ZEB,Thanks, the photos were helpful,hope it's holding up.
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