Originally Posted by Zombie
Originally Posted by Tonioseven
I figured out how to get to it without ripping the door panel apart but has anyone ever changed one themselves? If so, what do I need to look out for? Any and all relevant help is appreciated.
Well I just replaced(2 days ago) the power window motor on the pass side. I believe there are 6 factory rivets, not sure if it 5-6-7 lol that have to be removed. The regulator is attatched to the motor as well. What I foudn to work well for me was instead of drilling the rivets out, I took a center punch and knocked them out but be very careful thats alot of pounding. Might best be easier to drill them out. I have NO easy way to get the remainder of the rivet out. I used vice grips and a chisel to knock the rivets the rest of the way out. Once all the rivets are removed you have to slide the motor and the regulator which is attatched to the motor to the far right hand side of the door and bring both of them out through the rectangle hole that is near the bottom of the door. It might appear that it wont come out of there but trust me it does. lol.
My both front windows are extremely slow to operate since may years now on my SSE 1988.
I tried to get new power window motors replacement from GM dealers but in vain.
Where did you get yours?
These motors are obsolete and I have discovered any aftermarket replacement so far.
Info will be quite appreciated.