[x-type] Rear Window Winders

For the technical: My X-Type 2.5 Sport has super lightweight manual
lowering and raising devices for the rear windows, cleverly
designed to prevent damage to occupants in the event of a side
impact this sheares off in a controlled manner thereby dissipating
energy and leaving no sharp edges exposed.
For the others: My plastic window winder got broken and I want to
replace it.
I accidently broke this part, bought a new one and I cannot remove
the old one to replace it, there is a spring clip but finding the
right type of tool is a problem, have tried
wire/screwdrivers/pliers/rule etc. to no avail. I welcome your
suggestions in this dilemna.–
Redex
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Redex sent Sun 30 Jul 2006:

I have used a dental probe in the past with the clips of old, your
car may be different. The sort with a hooked sharp point to get
under the clip and then pull it back. No doubt there is a special
tool.
Good luck.–
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I accidently broke this part, bought a new one and I cannot remove
the old one to replace it, there is a spring clip but finding the
right type of tool is a problem, have tried
wire/screwdrivers/pliers/rule etc. to no avail. I welcome your


Robert - S-Type 3.0SE, Mistral. Ex 1997 X300. Scotland. UK.
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In reply to a message from 12RM sent Sun 30 Jul 2006:

Thank you for a speedy response Robert, it works! Thinking along
your lines of a dental probe, I made one resulting in a 8’’(200mm)
piece of coat hanger wire, bending one of the ends at 90degrees for
3/8’’(9mm) then putting the tool down the inside of the handle,
turning it till it catches the spring clip and then pulling upwards
with pliers.
Tools required: combination pliers to cut, bend and pull the wire.
Skills required: good eyesight, fishing experience and a bit of
toolmaking.
Now I can open the window.
Cheers,
Chris

p.s. no sharp ends required.–
The original message included these comments:

I have used a dental probe in the past with the clips of old, your


Redex
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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