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S13 Broken Power Window Motor Solution

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Yes, maybe, I don't know.


In all seriousness, my drivers side power window broke and with a quick google search, I found something which showed me someone elses interesting interpretation of fixing the motor as opposed to swapping it with another potentially broken one.


Tools need:

- 12mm Socket

- 10mm Socket

- Flat Head

- Philips Head

- Drill

- Drill bits (use your better sense of judgement as to what size drill piece you use in relation to the size of your pins.)

- Snips

- Patience

- Good background music


Just to give you an idea of what noises I was hearing and the issues I had with the window beforehand.





I'll jump straight into it. The first thing you want to do is take out the window internals. The way I did it seemed to be the easiest way to go about it.


Internals out. You want to take the weather strip off the outer edge of the door first give you a little bit more space to play with when taking the internals out. There's only one little Philips head screw holding it in at the edge of the door, and a clip inside the door. It'll take a bit of man handling, but it will come off. The nuts holding the main internals in place were 12mm. It takes a little bit of patience, but you can get it all out of the door.




To get the motor off, undo the 3 Philips head screws to disconnect the motor.




To get the back off, I put it in a vice, and used the flat head as a chisel and tapped the back off.






The inside of the motor.




If you've gone this far, than you should be pretty certain that the motor is gone. To be 100% just pop the metal ring with the rubber bushing, off.






Put it back together, and grab your desired tool piece which will suit the size of your pins.




If you can, drill some pilot holes, if not, take a chance. The first hole was the hardest, from then onwards, it gets easier.


I drilled 4 holes and inserted 4 pins in total. If I did it a second time, it would look a little better.






Once all the pins are installed, put the cover back onto the motor and reinstall it onto the window mechanism.




With a bit of manhandling, put the internals back inside the door, and you should be done!


Plug it in and see how you go. It worked great for me, I hope it does the same for you.




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