How to Replace a Window Regulator with Motor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Window Regulator with Motor . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Window Regulator
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $55.12 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $392.74 parts and labor

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  • First take the door handles and switches away. This will help you to remove the door trim panel quite easily.
  • Take the vapor barrier out.
  • Detach the glass from window regulator and tape it to door panel. You need not to remove the glass.
  • Detach all the electrical connectors from the window motor.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the window regulator and glide the window regulator along with motor via the interior access opening.
  • Position the new window regulator with motor in place and secure them with bolts.
  • Reattach the electrical connectors to the motor.
  • Put the window glass back on to the window regulator.
  • Install the vapor barrier and also the interior door trim panel.
  • Put back the handles and switches.
  • Roll the window up and down several times to inspect the repair work.

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