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    Is it possible? Is it as easy as buying the motors and switches and the loom being in place already or is it more involved?

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    Basically somewhat more involved as IIRC the looms aren't in place on a car that didn't have them fitted as standard. There's a long thread on exactly this, which a couple of people have successfully done. Have a search and you should find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Basically somewhat more involved as IIRC the looms aren't in place on a car that didn't have them fitted as standard. There's a long thread on exactly this, which a couple of people have successfully done. Have a search and you should find it.

    what does iirc stand for duncan?

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    If I Remember Correctly

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    Am part way through doing mine, I got the looms and regulators and switches from a breakers off an elite I think.

    Have installed the door looms and the switches and had the "power" to the rear doors switched on via TECH2.

    I found the looms tough to install as I have big hands, I think little girly ones are definately an advantage.

    "All" I need to do now is drill out the old regs and rivet in the new electric one, and all being well, hey presto !!!!!

    I keep putting this bit off because I am a bit concerned about breaking the glass, so I am waiting till I have got a full weekend without my 3 year old around so I can give it maximum concentration.

    Cheers

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    Damian, did you ever get around to doing this?

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    Funnily enough finished at the weeknd as the nipper was away.

    Apart from damaging a plastic clip which holds the glass to the regulator (Which hopefully will hold) it went pretty darn well.

    Having done the looms already and had the power switched on, each door took me about 2 hours and that was working very slowly and carefully.

    Never used a pop rivetter before ans it didn't half scare the poop out of me when it popped the rivet in.

    The old regs drilled out okay and fairly easily, and just made sure after releasing the glass frmo the reg clamp that it was well masking taped shut so it didn't fall down whilst drilling.

    The only bit I found difficult was getting the plastic clips back into the new reg and the glass, it's a very small space to work in and I have big hands and arms.

    Any issues hopefully I can assist in helping

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    mind me asking how much you paid all together for the parts, and do you have any part numbers?

    Cheers

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    I think I paid about £100 for the looms and regs, and then another £35 for the rear switches and the front drivers switch. I then bought another drivers switch off here as it had the electric mirror logo on it which is my next task when I can raise the funds.

    Plus the £50 TECH2 activation as well

    The part numbers are

    Rear Regulator (Rear window regulator Right Hand Side - 24451522)
    Rear Regulator (Rear window regulator Left Hand Side - 24451521)
    Rear Wiring Loom (Rear Door Wiring Loom Right Hand Side - 13139952)
    Rear Wiring Loom (Rear Door Wiring Loom Left Hand Side - 13139950)

    Try Autobreakers - 01772 253368 or LVM Ltd - 020 8345 5148

    I do not have the part numbers for the switches but have the drivers switch for sale here

    I tell you something, it was a mistake buying an SRi and trying to turn it into a Design, must be a lot cheaper the other way round !!!!!!!

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    Did you take any pics while you were doing all this?
    Does the new loom just connect to the existing loom?

    I'm going to do the mirrors too, so will need a new DDM I had a part number for this but I guess that may need to change to include the rear window controls?

    Hope it will be worth all the work :-)

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