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How do you fix a passinger front window in a 2003 Jeep grand Cherokee?


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August 06, 2012 12:54AM

There has been chronic problem's with the Jeep GC Regulators for all model years. Most likeley, the plastic part which secures the cables as the motor moves the window up/down is cracked, and typicaly the window just falls into the door. Unfortunately, you just can't buy the plastic part to fix! Chysler charges $400 for the Regulator and Motor, which is outrageous. Repair is about the same at the dealership. Here is what I did:

1) There is a gentlemean on EBAY who is helping alot of us out. Go to EBAY, input your make/model year and the specific window on the vehicle in questions.

2) He is selling refurbished regulators for $70(including shipping), and provided a 1yr warranty if you send your broken regulator/motor back to him.


-Pop off the door panel by unscrewing the screw in the armrest and behind the inside door handle(look for any other screw but this was all on my 2001. Starting at the bottom of the door, use a flat head screw driver to pop off the panel(this is attached by press fit clips all around the door and they just pop on and off; don't worry if you break one, they are easy to find at the auto parts store or sometimes home depot.)

-There will be a power cord attached to the door panel which you just need to disconnect.

-Now just remove the black rubber barrier, pulling the 'tar' back slowly.

-Next, unscrew and disconnect your speaker.

-Next, on the bottom right there is the actual motor which needs to be disconnected; 3 screws and a power attachment.

-Next, the vertical rail of the regulator is attached by 3 screws(2 at the top, 1 at the bottom most likely)

-Next, there are two copper U-Clips that hold the window to the regulator assembly, you can pull these out with a flat head screw driver.

-That is it!! Pull through the openings in the frame; You most likely will see one end of the cable has pulled all the way into the motor, while the other end is attached to the plastic part I described earlier.

-When you receive the Regulator/Motor, reverse directions as described about