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Old 01-07-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a power window switch for a 97 malibu ls, but gmpartsdirect.com doesn't have it....... where do i find it?
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Give your local pontiac dealer a call and beg them for the part number. Many won't give you the part number so you might need to call around a little. Then you can try and use that number to find cheaper parts online. Its a shot. Otherwise if its cheap enough just buy right from your dealer
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Most dealer parts departmens should have the online catalog system. Ask the guy at the counter. He will look it up on the computer, which will have diagrams showing exploded views of different parts. Usually the CRT can be rotated so you can see too.

Once the part number is found and both of you agree that it is the proper part, write down the part number and ask for the price. If the price is reasonable, order it. If it seems way too high, tell him that you will have to wait until you get done paying off your student loans. Go to partsdirect and order it.
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I can in most cases I can double check GM Part Numbers too.
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That'* a good idea... Iwas deading going to the dealership because my local one is staffed by retards.... but i guess if i can steal their screen it'll make it worth the trip....
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That'* a good idea... Iwas deading going to the dealership because my local one is staffed by retards.... but i guess if i can steal their screen it'll make it worth the trip....
It doesn't have to be a Chevy dealership. Any GM dealership should work, especially a multi-make one. Obviously, a non-Chevy dealership is less likely to have the part in stock.
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I just call and ask for a price. Then I make like it is for my dad and have to ask him if he wants to spend that much. Then I ask for the P/N so when I call back it will be easier on both of us, they fork the P/N right over all the time.

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I usually just check driveways, parking lots, closed dealerships.....
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