'93 405 electric window

Discussion in 'Peugeot 405' started by David W.E. Roberts, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    just aquired a '93 'K' Reg 405 1.8 GLi Estate.

    There was a problem with the electric window on the driver's side (cable
    broke) and the vendor's garage fixed the window shut temporarily.

    So now I have an electric window with a broken cable which seems to be held
    shut by some wad of plasticky stuff wrapped around the top of the electric
    window mechanism where it meets the bottom centre of the window.

    I intend to replace the electric motor and window mechanism.
    Unfortunately you need to get the window down most of the way to release it
    from the winding mechanism.

    I am contemplating reaching up inside the door with a Stanley knife to
    remove the stuff around the base of the window.

    Just thought I would check to make sure that this isn't actually meant to be

    What I expect to be there is a slightly angled vertical runner with a block
    in it which connects to the base of the window. Presumably nothing else.

    What I can feel (up around the bolt which holds the top of the runner) is a
    large amorphous plasticky wodge - I am assuming lots of gaffer tape or

    So has anyone changed a RHS front electric window motor on a 405?

    I think the motor assembly changed around '93 - the picture on Page 11.10 of
    the "Haynes Peugeot 405 Diesel 1988 to 1997" manual where the motor is
    seperate from the vertical riser and has wire seems to match what I have got
    but the picture here
    seems to have an arm connected directly to the electric motor.

    Also, is it worth buying second hand from an online parts supplier?

    The units come with 3 months warranty (but I would like it to last for
    years) and are abouit £40 delivered.
    New ones (on line) are about £80 delivered.
    Local Pug dealer said £150 {ouch}.

    Dave R
    David W.E. Roberts, Mar 21, 2005
  2. David W.E. Roberts


    Sep 12, 2022
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    That sounds like a complicated job. Problem you have here is you need to strip it out to investigate the overall problem. Once you have everything out. Get a bit of dowel to anything similar. 2 foot or more. Put the glass back in the door. Then use dowel to wedge the Window up in position as you inspect and motor and winding mechanism. Unless you can get another motor and mechanism and hope that solves the problem. Other than that it’s a question of stripping the motor and cleaning it up as you go. Also having a window motor electrical connector block. To test the motor on a car battery.
    Peugeot405estateh225dfc, Aug 22, 2023
  3. David W.E. Roberts

    Old Pug

    Jul 10, 2023
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    Talk to Dean Hunter at www.peugeotparts.co.uk not only will he be able to supply the window cable rack and motor assembly, he will give you tips on fitting etc. He is an old Peugeot Boffin.
    Used him loads of times, good bloke, good service.
    Old Pug, Aug 22, 2023
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