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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
2010 Kia Rondo $378 $308.38 $70.00 9% $415.88
2009 Subaru Forester $371 $279.58 $91.00 11% $419.33
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $236 $166.47 $70.00 13% $273.97
2007 Saturn Vue $227 $135.58 $91.00 17% $275.33
2006 Mitsubishi Galant $166 $95.98 $70.00 18% $203.48
2005 Lexus ES330 $612 $542.36 $70.00 5% $649.86
2004 Cadillac CTS $417 $346.99 $70.00 8% $454.49
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $198 $86.38 $112.00 23% $258.38
2011 Porsche Panamera $307 $180.56 $126.00 18% $374.06
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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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Jamahl

16 years of experience
555 reviews
Jamahl
16 years of experience
He is a good man. The Lexus dealership informed me, how shall I say, incorrectly, as to the problem vastly inflating the price. Jamahl properly diagnosed the issue, showed me what was really going on, fixed it, and saved me a lot of money. I will use him again.
2004 LEXUS LX470 - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - WINDERMERE, FLORIDA

Peter

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Peter
32 years of experience
He was great. It was raining really hard. He still was very pleasant and did a good job on the repair.
2001 BMW 740I - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

Tien

19 years of experience
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Tien
19 years of experience
I got a quote for this repair from Nissan which was a whopping $600+. I didn't even think about getting a quote from YourMechanic.com until I received an email for the February 20% offer and got a quote for $335 which became $265! I absolutely love YourMechanic.com and have already recommended you to a friend who said she was going to try YourMechani.com the next time she needs an oil change. For those of us who are very busy and don't really have time to go to an auto shop for maintenance and repairs, this service is great!
2005 NISSAN 350Z - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

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