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Car Window Repair

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by l3igballer23, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. l3igballer23

    l3igballer23 Contributing Member

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    I've got an issue with the driver's side window in my car. The window is stuck in the down position. I believe either the motor or regulator is broken. It's a 2004 g35 coupe. Any recommendations where to get it fixed? (other than the dealer who is charging an arm and a leg.) I'm in sugar land btw. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Kam

    Kam Contributing Member

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    thread jack!


    how about windshield replacement? I have a long ass crack in mine. Anyone know a good place?

    Accord with four doors.
     
  3. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    ^ A friend recommended "Elite" for windshield repair and for window glass repair. I asked for my Corolla's windshield a while back last year that I still haven't fixed, but I can't find their number. :eek: I'm trying to get that. They come to your location, I believe, but it's only with an appointment and they fill the spots up fast.
     
  4. Htown's2kFinest

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    I had that problem with my two door Honda Accord. It's gonna cost you some real money if it is the motor or the regulator.
     
  5. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    You can save 31% off dealer list by buying the part (whether it is the motor or regulator) here (note these are new/OEM parts):

    http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/ind...oupe&year=2004&catalogid=2&displayCatalogid=0

    You can probably find something a lot cheaper here:

    http://car-parts.com

    Find a body shop, instead of a service department or mechanic to do the work. Service departments/mechanics will charge anywhere from $75 (independent) $120 (dealer) for the work, whereas a body shop will only charge $40-$42.

    If you need any recommendations on a body shop in your area, just let me know.
     
  6. Nook

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    Buy the part online and do the repair yourself.... it is not that hard and you will learn something.
     
  7. RV6

    RV6 Contributing Member

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    this....look on ebay, usually you have to get both parts together. YOu'll likely find it for 50-70, rather than the 100+ it'll cost you locally. Even a used one will probably run around 50-60, IIRC.

    It's not very difficult. You might break some brackets taking the panel off, so maybe buy some extra, but they're not expensive. It should probably take about an hour, maybe less.
     

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