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156 window regulator clip

Hi all!
recently had my first fault in 2 years of ownage of a beautiful 156. window regulator clip broke like the one on pic (actually it was all torn to little pieces...), a pretty frequent thing, I'm afraid.

good news is you can buy ONLY THE CLIPS intead of the whole regulator.

bought this one for a few pounds on ebay. it is listed as "fiat doblo window regulator clip" but is exactly the same as the Alfa Romeo one for my M.Y.2000 156 (appart from colour). might be the same clip for a lot of other models/versions and you will save a lot of money.

there are clips for the right and left doors (can't figure why FIAT opted for different clips...), but do not worry if you get the wrong side. you just have to cut the connection between the window security clip and the main clip as pointed, and will fit on any door.

you just have to be very handy tightening the cables again. I did not succeed at that, and when the window regulator was already fitted, the cables got all out and smashed the inner motor pulley and got torn all around... so, bad news again, new elevator for me, as there are no complete repair kits as for other fiat models...

then, not so bad news, again. you can buy a factory reconditioned regulator for half the price of a new one. you just have to give back your old elevator. I got one factory reconditioned, but looked ALL NEW, no signs of wear whatsoever! (sorry, no pics)
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Only time I've known the clips break is sometimes when removing or refitting them - never known one break in use. if its just the "C"-shaped clip that has broken, there is no need to disturb the cables, just get a replacement "C"-clip and use that.

Over here there are usually plenty of complete used mechanisms available - I've got a box-full ;0
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mine went like this...
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Ah - that's fairly comprehensive! Never seen one like that!
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totally shredded to pieces... I think the main cause is knocking the door without the window fully closed...
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