Volkswagen Passat Window Motor Regulator Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(3)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(3)

Window Motor Regulator Replacement Service

How much does a Window Motor Regulator Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Volkswagen Passat Window Motor Regulator Replacement is $242 with $147 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$1467.23Shop/Dealer Price$1805.91 - $2788.22
2015 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$1063.23Shop/Dealer Price$1315.31 - $2049.00
2012 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$1063.23Shop/Dealer Price$1315.31 - $2049.00
1995 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$1298.53Shop/Dealer Price$1602.53 - $2480.80
1997 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1228.53Shop/Dealer Price$1517.83 - $2356.39
2014 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1083.67Shop/Dealer Price$1336.73 - $2066.64
1998 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1123.28Shop/Dealer Price$1379.92 - $2114.25
1999 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeWindow Motor / Regulator Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$1266.68Shop/Dealer Price$1559.77 - $2402.10
Show example Volkswagen Passat Window Motor Regulator Replacement prices

What is the Window Motor/Regulator Assembly all about?

The window regulator typically has over a dozen components that help it move up or down in a very specific fashion throughout the entire raising or lowering of your windows. These components all work together in two unique assemblies: the scissor style window regulator and the cable operated window regulator.

There are scissor-style window regulators that operate like a giant pair of scissors inside your door. They’re usually almost flat when your window is all the way down and in a near perfect X when the window is all the way up. You can look at a scissor style regulator as having several thick pieces of steel that keep the window in place. It’s sturdy, but requires a strong motor that often wears out before everything else.

Cable-operated window regulators use a near vertical cable to help the window get into the right position. It’s a more compact design that puts less stress on the motor. But it is also more susceptible towards breaking due to the increased stress that the pulley and cable must harness to raise and lower your window. In most cases, a cable operated window regulator is composed of one thick piece of metal with a pulley and wire attached to it -- along with a more compact motor.

The electric motor is designed to withstand a certain number of raises and lowerings of your window. While the regulator helps hold the window in place, the motor provides the force needed to make the window stay exactly where you like.

Keep in mind:

  • A window regulator assembly is composed of two components: a motor and a regulator. These components when replaced typically require you to deal with the removal of your door panel, clips, and in certain cases, even the removal of rivets and the specific removal of multiple related components.

  • A window regulator assembly is usually a complicated piece of equipment that can require specialized tools and a lot of patience -- work best left to a professional mechanic.

How it's done:

  • The inside door panel is removed
  • The electrical connection is disconnected and motor removed
  • The window regulator is replaced
  • The window motor is reinstalled
  • The inside door panel is reinstalled and the window is tested

Our recommendation:

If your window is gradually beginning to slow down it’s often better to take care of it while the window can be shut. Once a window regulator stops working completely, it rarely starts working again unless you have other issues that can be identified by a mechanical inspection.

You should have it inspected by a professional mechanic who can test the multiple components that provide the power needed to make the window and regulator assembly work properly.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Window Motor/Regulator Assembly?

  • If your window is going down ever more slowly, stopping, or needs several presses of the power window button to close, chances are your motor is wearing out.

  • The window regulator assembly can also get off track or completely detach from the window. If you find that the window doesn’t close evenly or hear banging noises inside your door, that assembly may need a closer look.

How important is this service?

A properly operating window motor and regulator allow you, your passengers, and your car's interior to remain dry and safe. Sometimes a window regulator will stop working entirely without the window being fully closed. So of course, getting this service done sooner is better than waiting for an outright failure to occur..

The interiors and power features of your vehicle can also get damaged due to one heavy rainfall that can happen when you least suspect it. So if you’re having issues now, keep you and your car dry by having the issues looked at.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Volkswagen mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volkswagen owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(3)

Rating Summary
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0

Excellent Rating

(3)

Rating Summary
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Number of Volkswagen Passat Window Motor Regulator Replacement services completed
33+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volkswagen MECHANICS
1000+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Make Your Car Perform Better
Car performance includes horsepower, handling, and efficiency. Upgrade your engine, exhaust, and electronics to improve the performance of your car.
How to Prepare for the Missouri Driver’s Written Test
Before Before you can drive in the state of Missouri, you need to have your license, naturally. Before you can get your license though, you need to have your learner’s permit, and that means you need to pass the state’s...
How to Get MINI Dealership Certified
Mini car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through Mini's Service Technician Education Program.

Missing and popping under heavy acceleration.

Popping back through the intake, along with misfires, is a sign that the engine is running lean (not enough fuel). Here are a few things to check: Check the fuel pressure: There is usually a port on the fuel rail....

Didn't answer

We do apologize for the inconvienience. Sometimes there are a very large number of questions coming in at once. Therefore this can lead to questions taking a little bit longer to be answered than normal. We try to get all...

2004 Acura TL changed both o2 sensors in bank 2 and still says bank 2 sensor 2 high voltage what else could it be ?

Hi Ruben. Thanks for contacting us today. Assuming you have cleared the OBD-II code after the repairs were made, the only thing I could assume - without knowing the specific trouble code you've received - is one of the electrical...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com