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This is a discussion on power windows within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; these seem to keep going out on these cars. I saw an article somewhere about incorrect voltage getting to the ...

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    these seem to keep going out on these cars. I saw an article somewhere about incorrect voltage getting to the motors. anyone have any knowledge to share on this? is it better to let a shop replace the motors? is it possible/easier to change the motors and not the entire assembly? I see the motors on ebay for around 40 bucks.

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    be careful what motors you get on ebay. I've seen enough to know most are POS that die within 3-6 months.

    I'd check with gmpartsdirect first.

    There is a passenger window kit that sells for about $40. It runs a new hot wire to the hot post for the fuse box and has some resistors to. These eliminate the voltage drag that GM didn't think of when they went with the OEM setup. Basically the hot wire for both switches is through the drivers switch. By the time it gets to the passenger side it has just enough power to operate it but over time it wears out the motors. This kit is a great fix.

    I don't see them as a sponsor anymore so I'll have to pm you the link.

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    To answer your other question.

    I change out my own window motors. Not to hard to do and I can have one swapped out in about an hr total time.

    The regulator is a different story. It requires more work, more frustration and IMHO cost too damn much. I've changed them in the past but last time I had a auto glass shop do it for me because I was A- at work, couldn't do it there, B- window dropped down and I wasn't sure if glass was cracked or broke, C - all of this while it was a tropical down pour.

    With the cost of the regulator and install it cost me about $160. Most of that was the regulator.

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    Wasnt there a good sticky on this here?.....I remember one with pics and all? i dont remember anything about the wiring issue My dr side widow goes up an inch or two at a time...stops then another inch etc etc.....when i push the button nothing happens..no sound nothing?...was told it was the motor by members?
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    yep motor is shot.

    This is what I think you're looking for.


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    You can also solder in a bigger gauge wire into the motor...there is a thread here somewhere that I followed. This gets you past buying a new motor when yours does the up/stop/up/stop situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    be careful what motors you get on ebay. I've seen enough to know most are POS that die within 3-6 months.

    I'd check with gmpartsdirect first.

    There is a passenger window kit that sells for about $40. It runs a new hot wire to the hot post for the fuse box and has some resistors to. These eliminate the voltage drag that GM didn't think of when they went with the OEM setup. Basically the hot wire for both switches is through the drivers switch. By the time it gets to the passenger side it has just enough power to operate it but over time it wears out the motors. This kit is a great fix.

    I don't see them as a sponsor anymore so I'll have to pm you the link.
    Can you pm me too? on this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    Can you pm me too? on this....
    Done

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    PM recieved..thanks.

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    Just as an FYI for guys looking at "new" motors....

    100% of these cheap ones are re-manufactured GARBAGE. Yippie for the liftetime warranty, as I've used it 3 times, but that doesn't mean their a quality product. This also means, without the new wiring or good practice, they will die faster than the OEMs. OEM quality run $150+ per IIRC.

    Once you swap the motor(s) out, and if your not going to rewire them, only roll the windows up with engine running and only do one at a time. I've stretched the life these remaned motors to 4+ years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Just as an FYI for guys looking at "new" motors....

    100% of these cheap ones are re-manufactured GARBAGE. Yippie for the liftetime warranty, as I've used it 3 times, but that doesn't mean their a quality product. This also means, without the new wiring or good practice, they will die faster than the OEMs. OEM quality run $150+ per IIRC.

    Once you swap the motor(s) out, and if your not going to rewire them, only roll the windows up with engine running and only do one at a time. I've stretched the life these remaned motors to 4+ years now.
    Were would you suggest to buy them at?....

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    For your window motors I would look on New, Remanufactured Auto Parts Leader | CARDONE They list sites where they sell their motors. I was going to purchase a motor from them but actually found that Oreilly's would price match them. Then I would recomend looking at AutoTrix for their window fix. My passanger window was slow as crap, bought their window fix, wired it in, and now it's faster than the drivers side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    yep motor is shot.

    This is what I think you're looking for.


    Power Window Motor
    Were would you buy the motor at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    yep motor is shot.

    This is what I think you're looking for.


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    were would you buy one scott?...

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    gmpartsdirtect has them for 29.95 + shipping.

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