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How much does Window Motor Regulator Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ferrari 458 Italia $351 $280.52 $70.00 9% $388.02
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee $159 $88.56 $70.00 19% $196.06
2006 Nissan Titan $257 $166.25 $91.00 15% $306.00
2010 Audi A3 Quattro $522 $431.48 $91.00 8% $571.23
2014 Cadillac ATS $208 $137.67 $70.00 15% $245.17
2004 Jaguar S-Type $642 $550.66 $91.00 7% $690.41
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Window Motor Regulator Replacement Service

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.

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Michael

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
Mike was fantastic. He was on time and knowledgeable about my BMW. He had the parts ready to go and said it would take about 90 mins and completed the work ahead of schedule. He also did a free inspection of my car just as a courtesy and found that my car was in surprisingly good shape for the age and didn’t see any issues other than the back brakes needed to be replaced and showed me why. I booked him on the spot and he’ll be coming back out to do the work on that.
2006 BMW X3 - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE REAR) - KENNESAW, GEORGIA

Tyrone

8 years of experience
365 reviews
Tyrone
8 years of experience
Tyrone is the man. Super knowledgeable. He had to order parts but overnighted them to get them to me ASAP. Really valued his feedback.
2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

Shaun

7 years of experience
370 reviews
Shaun
7 years of experience
Shaun was fabulous and knows his stuff! Very nice, kind, and knows automobiles, which I appreciate. He fixed the issue with my truck. Very happy. Will use again!
2002 FORD EXPLORER - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE REAR) - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Tavaris

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Tavaris
11 years of experience
He showed up right on time was very professional and courteous. Did a great job changing out my power window regulator and he was fast. Overall great job and I'd definitely recommend him in the future
2003 HONDA ELEMENT - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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