you have to pop off the little plastic covers on the ends of the straps.The
screws are behind those... the little tabs are on the top and bottom,you
kinda reach up with a pick or small screwdriver and pop em off... Hope you
don't brake them, they are brittle... Bobo
Thanks "bobo", but I just looked and mine does not have any plastic covers,
the strap is upholstered and is as wide as the little metal "cups" at each
end can take. The cups and the strap are both loose. The strap seems to be
fastened to the metal cups. Wondering if somehow the strap is not held
into the cups similar to a watchband with its spring-loaded pins? I will try
that tomorrow. Jerome
That was it! Thank you!
I remember now that my wife had the window motor changed a few months ago
and the bozo must have left the screws completely out! They are gone. The
ones on the other door are still there, so I can take one of those out and
try to find a match.
I can't picture what your strap looks like.
As one poster mentioned there may be some caps on the end of the strap
you need to pop off. If it don't look like a cap that pops off then
maybe the whole piece slides off expousing the screw securing the strap
to the door. I bought some aftermarket straps once and the chrome end
caps slid over the metal srarp ends.
Chances are the plastic anchor the screw goes into is stripped out or it
cracked in half. Thus making it appear to be a loose screw.
The anchor is similar to the license plate screw anchors. If you need a
new anchor I think you'll have to remove the entire door panel.
One other thought is the strap may have a threaded stud on each end that
goes through the holes in the door panel and is held on by an inverted
stamped nut screwed in from the backside of the door panel.
My Bonneville uses this method for attaching the armrest / pullhandle
assembly to the door panel.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
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