2008 Sonata Front Passenger Window Stuck Down, Unable to Access Bolts
To get straight to it, my front passenger power window suddenly (mostly) stopped working. It would go all the way down but then would only go up about an inch or so. Myself and several other people tried to pull it up but to no avail.
So, I want to fix it myself, and with help from other internet sources, I've determined it's most likely the regulator, but my big problem is that I can't get access to it. I've read that in order to remove the inner steel door panel, there are two bolts on the window that have to be loosened, which you gain access to through a couple of port holes when the window is up. Since I can't move the window up, I can't reach the bolts on the window.
Is this normal? Should I be able to brute force the window so that I can finally access those bolts? Could the window somehow be wedged on something preventing me from moving it manually? What if the wires in the regulator system were cut, should it move freely then? Am I missing something obvious? I've wrestled with it for a good chunk of time already, so any help or insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!