Originally Posted by xdhd350
I suggest keeping the motor(*) because I had one go bad. The prevailing problem is that the white plastic piece that holds the cable end cracks and allows the cable to pop out. Then the window falls. Most people upon seeing that will try to roll the window up. And that'* when that free cable end just bumps against something and comes off the spool at the bottom... instant bird'* nest.
GM will sell you the whole thing for north of $300 but as others have pointed out, there are cheaper alternatives.
Good thread, good advice. Both my back windows went out 2 years ago (cable popped off the plastic part and the cable chewed up). Faced with the $300 option per door (until now) I opted to hold the windows in place by screwing a household window lock on the regulator rail. Sounds like a plan if both windows can be done for $100-ish.