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How To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

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How To: Power Window Regulator Assembly Replacement

Project Description
Save some money, when it goes bad you can do it yourself.

Skill Level
Moderate

Project Vehicle
Make: GMC
Model: Canyon
Year: 2004
Engine: 3.5L
Power windows: Yes
Sun Roof: No


Tools Needed
Phillips Screwdriver
10mm Socket and Ratchet


Project Time
Under 2 Hours

Project Cost
Cost of Parts

Step 1: Remove the two phillips head screws in grab handle. Take a flat head screw driver and pry the front of the grab handle assembly straight up and out. Disconnect the three electrical connections to the power accessory switches. Remove 1 phillips head screw in door opener handle trim and remove the trim piece. Remove triangle corner piece. Remove Door Panel by gently prying the door skin away from the metal. There are plastic push pins that hold the door on. Disconnect door tweeter connector.




Step 2: Remove plastic seal. Gently pull back on the plastic. Depending on temperature, you may have to use one hand to break the adhesive as you remove the plastic. The adhesive is reusable, so do not worry about needing to replace it. Note: speaker is out because I was replacing it, not needed to remove to do this project.




Step 3: Remove two 10mm bolts from the window tabs and remove window. Lift the rear part of the window to get it started and out.

Overview:




Window tabs:









Step 4: Disconnect power from window regulator motor. Remove window regulator. 3 10mm bolts. 3 10mm nuts.

Two 10mm nuts:




One 10mm nut and 3 10mm bolts:




Safely compress regulator assembly and remove it through the large bottom opening:




Regulator assembly and motor:




Installation:

Simply reverse your removal process.

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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Thank you.

There is not much to this repair and hopefully it can save someone some cash down the road.
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Great write up Gerry!
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Now all you need is some tint on those windows!
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Excellent write up...Great work.
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Nice....but did you already have to replace a motor on your '08???
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

body mans tip:
as you pull the plastic barrier off with one hand cut the adhesive with a razor blade as it pulls apart, the plastic wont deform as much making it easier to reinstall.

on an 08 why are you replacing the reg, wouldent it be warranty?
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

It was on my 2004 Canyon.. I had problems with the power window motor at 13k(covered under warranty) and then the regulator assy got bound up and bent @ ~50K(out of warranty).
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

wow.... what the fuck is my luck that my whole window assembly broke 2 days ago and i was staring at my door this morning at how im going to get the whole assembly apart.... good lookin out son!
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

nice write up man. do you if there is any way to replace just the regulator and track once you get it out, or is it all one piece including the motor?
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

On that particular one, the motor is allowed to separate. I am sure they are all the same.... You can order just the motor.

I ordered just the assembly but it shipped with a new motor. Needless to say, I now have an extra one now.

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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

yea i just need the assembly also gm parts has just the assembly on the site. thanks for the info brotha!!!
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

well i got to replace my window motor here in a few days when i get one. this should help me out alot. do u have a part number for the motor? driver front door that is!
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Re: How-To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Bump...


I get to do this tomorrow... motor is burnt, goes down but not up. Lucky me.
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Re: How To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

Another bump...I have to do this as well now for my driver side window. Anyone know of a cheap website to buy this from?
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I noticed that they usually sell 6 or 8 tooth gear. Any idea how to find out which one I need short of taking it apart and looking at it?
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Do any of you know WTF with the window motor and regulator? I just changed it and the window is still somewhat slow going up. I couldn't see anything blocking it & I cleaned everything pretty well.. :evil:
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Re: How To: Replace Power Window, Regulator Assy., and Motor

I understand they used three different motors, BOSCH, SIEMENS, OR VALEO. Is there a way to know which one is in my truck without fisrt tearing it all apart?
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OK, so I replaced the power window motor and regulator and it works. Only one problem, when I hit the down button, the window goes up and when vice versa. What did I do wroung?
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