To get the lock buttons through the holes single handed..
Unscrew the button.. fit an 18 inch length of cable insulation/tubing to the top of the pin.. thread the other end of the cable insulation/tubing through the hole in the card.. offer the card up to the door and the pin will find it's own way into the hole.. once the card it fitted.. remove the tubing.. refit button
(Don't throw the tubing away..if you do, sods law dictates that you will need to take the card off again)..
A blast from the past !
I too found out the tubing idea, Posted it on here somewhere. It's a great idea and makes re fitting the Card a LOT easier.
I last did my windows almost a year ago. First thing I found was that for some reason a few of the bolts on the Reg were a not fully tight. I unscrewed them and the ones holding the glass into the Reg a little more and then put the Window up, carefully examined the angle, front to back, and moved the glass to where I thought it should be. Everything was then tightened up.
I was amazed to find that after this the Window was almost right, quick adjustment of the height and the lateral angle and it was done, about 99% perfect which is good enough for me ! Again I did find that the one of the Angle adjustments made little difference, but this time the other one had quite a drastic effect. Sadly I can't recall which one was which.
I approached the job this time in a determined but unscientific manner, I was just so fed up with trying it the " proper " way, just used my eyes and what little sense I have. I must have frightened it, the whole job from start to finish took less than two hours !
As above, keep the Tube handy for next time.
Another little tip. Sometimes the Bowden Cable location into the Inside Door Handle locator can move slightly whilst jiggling the Card around, this is disastrous as it completes screws the Locks up. I now put a loop of string around the cable just as it locates into the Inside Handle, just tuck it into the outer sheath so it stays in place, then make sure the other end is long enough to poke out of the bottom of the Card. Fit the Card with just two of the top screws. Test the Locks, every which way possible ! If things aren't right 'cos the Cable has moved slightly just tug on the string a few times and with any luck everything will drop into place. Cut the loop, pull the string out and go and have a well earned slurp of your favourite tipple !
Earlier this year I had another problem with this Cable. The symptom was that the Door would not lock and sometimes not even latch closed. My first stop was of course the Cable but at first glance this seemed OK. Messed around for some time getting nowhere and came to the conclusion that the Lock Unit itself was the problem with a sticky mechanism. Loath to spend money I decided to have a real close look at everything before ordering one. On a very close examination of the Bowden Cable I could see that the Inner Cable was not going back into the Outer sheath as far as it should, you could see a bright section of the Cable that obviously was used to retracting into the Sheath. This was on the Handle end. Disconnected this, tied up the Cable into a more or less vertical position and then spend hours dribbling oil down the Cable. Slow old job bit it worked in the end.