Its probably easier replacing the entire window regulator. Had I known you were going to buy just the motor, I would have advised against it. Like I told you when I PMed you, I built thousands of Sky/Solstice doors. I'd be glad to help over the phone or email with your repair.
Thanks bob for all you have done and shared with me. It is appreciated for sure.. still haven't decided if I will attempt the repair myself.
I agree with Bob: Probably best to order an entire window regulator assembly. Then keep the old regulator for future parts.
Well I also agree with bob and just might take him up on his offer for help and guidance, still thinking about it, I would need to find out the part number, I have it as 15629419-8 for the drivers side. (gmpartsdirect didn't recognize the part#, manual I have says it's list price was
I called my dealer yesterday to find out how much it would cost to have them do the repairs. I also inquired about how much it would cost to do the passenger window and to look at the chime going off when I open the drivers door with the key removed. As for the costs involved in repairing the drivers window, he called the part a "regulator assembly", that part would cost $329.00 (I don't know if it comes with a new motor or not, didn't ask, nor did I ask him to confirm the part number above) + a discounted
price on labor of $150.00. For the passenger window same part is $320.00 plus same labor of $150.00. As far as the chime issue, the price for the ignition switch replacement (IF that is what the problem is) is another $250.00 + labor which I didn't get that labor number. He also stated however that it might NOT be the ignition switch, (it could be a switch or an attenuator I think he called it) that also controls the lights. He said they can connect some kind of testing device and they can check it out that way. So if all above is done I'm looking at least
$1199 not including labor if it's the ignition switch, and we do all of it at on one trip.
I suppose I could call him back and get those part numbers (I decided that I will), see if he will email me an estimate cost with the part numbers.. I guess it would have to come down on whether I think I have the talent to do this job myself. It looks a little complex IMO due to the a couple of issues, especially the front part of the assembly where the steel cable goes thru this red, rubber spindle attached to the bottom right of the front door (drivers side). That piece does not look easy to get to, you would need small hands and be able to work in the blind, by "feel' if you will. Also you have disconnecting the old cable from the window and reattaching the new one. And then of course any adjustments that would need to be done. (of course I could also ask bob for his help, which I would obviously would need if I attempt this IMO) That is a tempting offer BTW and a generous gesture on his part, thanks bob!!.
BTW, he (my service adviser) stated that they already have
the parts in house..
So it's a matter of if I want to attempt this, the door chime I certainly know I can't handle it, and I have no way of testing like they do. But for the window assemblies, I just might be able try n to do.
Wife told me to get the costs involved, we now basically have that, just not that kind of money at the moment. Bottom line decision however is we ARE
going to fix it, just don't know when at this moment, soon for sure one way or the other..
Not going to get rid of the car just because a few pesky things wore out, that's for sure..