How to Replace a Window Regulator Motor (DIY)

Window wont roll up? Learn how to replace a window regulator motor in your car. Replacing the window motor is less expensive than replacing the entire window regulator assembly. Replacing the window motor can fix a window that is stuck down, or doesn't roll down at all. Also if your window is getting stuck or is slow to go up and down, or it is making a grinding or whining noise, this video will show you how to repair it.

Window regulator motors:
Dry lubricant for windows:
Butyl Tape:
Medium strength threadlocker:
Silicone Paste (dielectric grease):
Common hand tools:

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius

    For everyone wondering, the Lemon BMW videos are coming up shortly but we had a mishap at the race which messed up all my planned videos haha. But stay tuned because once the car is back, I have some epic videos to share with you guys!



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  • Firehawk


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    Yo u still alive bro? Also keep it up I love your vids and I can't wait for more content on the dridtstang

  • Iordan Baltaliiski
    Iordan BaltaliiskiPrieš 17 val


  • Colin Davis
    Colin DavisPrieš dieną

    Do a fave reveal pleeaaassseeee

  • melat bekele
    melat bekelePrieš dieną

    Crucifix a love you 😃😄😀😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Jairo Garcia
    Jairo GarciaPrieš 2 dienas

    Big dog you gotta up load more these tik tok mfs gonna take your game you’ve had like 4 projects that you’ve been working on showing us previews you waiting till next year when it dies down or sum?? Or for the winter where you can’t really up load? Shit you smart

  • Smile_uwokeup _2day
    Smile_uwokeup _2dayPrieš 2 dienas

    Good vlog here

  • Kent Tsang
    Kent TsangPrieš 2 dienas

    Once a replacement motor is not available, Can a window motor be repaired instead of replacing it?

  • Michael Erazo
    Michael ErazoPrieš 2 dienas

    Can you do this on the bmw bro?

  • XENO Rift
    XENO RiftPrieš 3 dienas

    Hey, I’ve been watching for the longest time and I was wondering if you could get into car sound systems?

  • Adam Deutsch
    Adam DeutschPrieš 3 dienas

    I actually just replaced the window regulator assembly for around $100. It was really easy. The most difficult part was actually trying to get the door trim realigned on the door. Lol.

  • TopHat Videos Inc.
    TopHat Videos Inc.Prieš 3 dienas

    My motors are fine, but I want my windows to move faster. At the very least the driver and passenger windows. Is there a more universal option than this? Especially since my first gen rav4 is somewhat rare and saught after most parts on the market are either out of stock or discontinued. And used parts that I can find are usually in rough shape and go for a hefty price due to its rarity.

  • j lemus
    j lemusPrieš 3 dienas

    Man watching your videos are extremely pleasant. I get excited now when I have to fix something of my car hahah

  • JohnstonPettigrew
    JohnstonPettigrewPrieš 5 dienų

    excellent video as videos on LTdron.

  • Mauricio Tejada
    Mauricio TejadaPrieš 5 dienų

    Damn man I replaced the whole regulator and motor and it didn't work on top of checking fuses and switches 😓 you make it look easy

  • fabian mora
    fabian moraPrieš 8 dienų

    My dude, this was awesome. One awesome thing could be to replace from a manual window to a motor Windor. Could you? Please? Thanks. God bless you and your family.

  • XIAOYU888
    XIAOYU888Prieš 8 dienų

    18:55 run inside Chris before you get wet completely 😁😇🤗

  • XIAOYU888
    XIAOYU888Prieš 8 dienų

    Bro how did i miss this video ☹️ i find it today. Am a big fan of u from Mauritius, i subscribe a long time ago. Truly your videos did help me a lots by fixing my car. Big thanks you

  • JR06
    JR06Prieš 9 dienų

    This same thing happened on my hummer, also while raining but it fell all the way😂

  • Patrick Healy
    Patrick HealyPrieš 10 dienų

    Is that a viper under that cover?

  • VorticoseComb1
    VorticoseComb1Prieš 10 dienų

    14:23 Why did you not just slide the washer of? lol

  • Semiray Savma
    Semiray SavmaPrieš 10 dienų

    We had a fiat stilo that had a accident and after the repair they placed the window wrong in the regulator and window startet popping

  • steffydog1
    steffydog1Prieš 13 dienų

    Great job.........

  • Stacey Noelani S.
    Stacey Noelani S.Prieš 14 dienų

    Man, this hummer has easy access to the window regulator. I have an 05 Honda civic and it was a b!tch to get to it and the lock actuator. Need to do some videos on these types of foreign cars that are pretty popular and different. lol!

  • Jonathan Gonzalez
    Jonathan GonzalezPrieš 14 dienų

    Rip to the turbo video never got it ):

  • אביאור רוקח
    אביאור רוקחPrieš 14 dienų

    Hi Chris, If the window on my car roll down (only) by itself, even when the car is locked, would you suspect the window regulator motor? I've tried: 1. remove the fuse that related to the power windows 2. cancel the automatic window lifter 3. disconnect the window's button and also the whole Driver control panel. 4. disconnect the car battery. this actually helped haha, but still... I will have to say that in the winter it happened a lot, and after few months of being ok, now its back to roll down sometimes

  • Latif Atip
    Latif AtipPrieš 15 dienų

    thanks chrisfix

  • Daniel Houriez
    Daniel HouriezPrieš 16 dienų

    Thanks @ChrisFix for that trick to check the wire loom that goes to the door, my driver side speaker randomly goes off and on again and that's what was causing it! Keep up your great videos, I love all the details you add and how you always explain things clearly 👍

  • Cody
    CodyPrieš 16 dienų

    Love these videos pretty much already no the basics but you can always find tips an tricks.

  • dhillon
    dhillonPrieš 16 dienų


  • TheAverageDude3
    TheAverageDude3Prieš 18 dienų

    Hey ChrisFix I have a Nissan Altima 2007 and my driver side window isn’t working right like once you roll it down it will stop like an inch and it won’t roll back up. My other windows are fine, but it just my driver’s side window that irrating me. Have you ever dealt with this before?

  • Hard Tail Shredder
    Hard Tail ShredderPrieš 18 dienų

    *Manual actuated windows left the group*

  • Cycling in Tandem Vlog
    Cycling in Tandem VlogPrieš 19 dienų

    My childhood h Idol. Thank you chris! You're awesome 🤟🤟

  • Anthony
    AnthonyPrieš 20 dienų

    i wanna know how to replace a window motor on a Toyota VRZ


    When are you switching the top lights to LED ?

  • Ultra_Hydra _OPE
    Ultra_Hydra _OPEPrieš 21 dieną

    Thank you dude you fixed my window I was scared someone was going to break in but In that case you deserve a sub 👍🏼

  • ItsMilo
    ItsMiloPrieš 21 dieną

    what was the point of cutting the washer

  • Grant P
    Grant PPrieš 25 dienų

    Usually when your window is stuck open, half way, and won't go up, you won't know if it's the Regulator or Motor, unless you take the door panel off, and your a mechanical whiz like Chris. This happened 2 times to me. Shops were quoting me $ 700.00 to fix this, and said just get a Regulator which includes the motor, because it's either one of the 2. The Regulator is triangular, and has cables in it, that lift the window, and they can break or kink up, causing the window lift not to work. In my case I ordered an aftermarket Regulator and Motor, and got it for $ 140.00, and had a body shop install it for $ 75.00 bucs -- total bill was $ 215.00.(better than $700) In my case the motors in both regulators still worked fine, but the cables in the Regulator, were all kinked up, and out of alignment. So, if your the average guy, and don't know if it's the Regulator or Motor, just order the complete unit that includes both the Regulator and Motor, and have it then installed, and Voila, you have a working window. Hope this helps someone. You can now take the tape and plastic off your half open stuck window :)

  • Grant P
    Grant PPrieš 25 dienų

    ANYONE HAVE ADVICE ? I have a 4.0 litre V8, Baby Northstar Engine in my 2001 Olds Aurora, have this "intermittent problem". When it just about comes to stop it "sometimes" starts to buck a bit, does not come to a smooth stop, but usually does not stall. This happens on and off ?? Where do I start ? clean the throttle body, leaky EGR valve, fuel filter, idle air control valve, or maybe a crank sensor, unique to V8 Northstar engines. Any of you good mechanical guys that read the posts here on this great channel, please give me some advice, as I don't know where to start - thanks.

  • William P.
    William P.Prieš 25 dienų

    I don't see a Hummer in the video.

  • Troy Gallo
    Troy GalloPrieš 26 dienų

    what happened to the big trailer you bought

  • DCBxHydro 257
    DCBxHydro 257Prieš 27 dienų

    What about if your windows have excessive amounts of movement, like the window is loose and you can move it back and forward or side to side.?

  • #fe4less
    #fe4lessPrieš 28 dienų

    Man i think you should get a Mazda rx7 i got one modified it it literally floats on every turn did do some wieght reduction on it it feels like a game

  • vzm19glr
    vzm19glrPrieš 29 dienų

    This video saved me hundreds of $$$

  • Music In Space & Time
    Music In Space & TimePrieš 29 dienų

    I came here always to see your videos but i cant drive anymore hahaha

  • Βερξιυ Γηεοργηε
    Βερξιυ ΓηεοργηεPrieš 29 dienų

    This is by far the best auto repair channel in existence!


    Just me that sees what looks like a supra under the cover?

  • Sander Maranan
    Sander MarananPrieš mėn

    What if your car has a crank window and it does not roll up

  • f1xzor
    f1xzorPrieš mėn

    Great video Chris! I have a suggestion, can you make a video on how to install a new sound system? I'd like to know how to :)

  • Johnathan Greay
    Johnathan GreayPrieš mėn

    Hell yeah Chris fix!! Just called my local shops and they wanted $1,200 for an 1996 mercury tracer per door!! You saved me $3,800. The funny part it was my back left side. But followed many videos, but yours was more accurate and more in depth. Thanks again, Chrisfix!!!!

  • Dungeon mechanic
    Dungeon mechanicPrieš mėn

    dude you are great! im trying to get better with cars and your content is superb

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  • whatzit tooyah
    whatzit tooyahPrieš mėn

    Really enjoyed your video as always Chris! There’s only one thing I might add- you can buy a top of the line pop riveter from Milwaukee for 44.99 with 4 sizes of rivets included- It’s super fast and easy to use and I love the close tolerances/hold. I’ve used them to fabricate a roof rack for solar panels on my stealth camper when I didn’t feel like busting out the welder, and 5 years later I’m proud to say that the rivets are still tight as ever. For a cheap af hand tool, I’d say that the investment is definitely worth the return, especially once you factor in convenience and time saved. Anyone who works with metal things should have one IMHO. Happy wrenching- Pop pop!

  • whatzit tooyah

    whatzit tooyah

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    @ChrisFix incidentally, I was wondering if I could get your advice on something. I’ve been on a car kick for a while, but this is the first time where I’ve saved up enough to add a track/amateur race car to my stable. Seeing as I’ve always wanted a convertible as well, I was thinking of getting a Saturn Sky redline edition and throwing a roll cage on it + dropping a 2jz engine in it when I eventually blow the engine (seems to be a common issue on the redline edition, I’m told). I’m not totally sold on the Sky, but it seems to be a solid value buy for an exotically styled convertible with good weight distribution, manual transmission, and readily available parts due to interchangeability with Solstice and Opel GT. A Corvette c5 is the dream, but I’ve heard that the process of buying/selling/insuring a Vette is a nightmare start thru finish. Any suggestions welcome and appreciated. Do you think it’s feasible, or is it probably just gonna be a nightmare? I do all my own work on my cars/motorcycles, mostly thanks to your videos. I’ve done engine mounts, coil overs and such, but I feel like an engine swap might be a serious step up in complexity for a relative novice.

  • whatzit tooyah

    whatzit tooyah

    Prieš mėn

    @ChrisFix ah fair play. I guess scale can be a lil distorted when you’re on a teensy phone screen

  • ChrisFix


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    Thanks a lot! Finding a rivet that was big enough was the tough part. They would need to be pretty deep or I would have riveted to make it quicker and easier!

  • Evan Mauser
    Evan MauserPrieš mėn

    Hey Chris, Best channel on LTdron, big fan. Just had a question. I have a window that only rolls up and down when the motor is running. When just the ignition switch is turned it tries to go down but nothing happens. This is probably a motor on its last legs right?

  • Kristofer Bjorgström
    Kristofer BjorgströmPrieš mėn

    I changed by myself entire window regulator from passenger site, because window once fall into the door panel and made a little mess. The very tricky moment was to drill out four big steel rivets and whole job took about 3h, but now it works like a brand new 👍


    Bro love your vids, but you can't show us tool and say that those are the only things we need, while you procede to use way more tools and material than said before.🤣

  • Cabdi Fataax
    Cabdi FataaxPrieš mėn

    Thanks my teacher

  • hacker thangu
    hacker thanguPrieš mėn

    What if it happens only on one window and other window work! Cause i have this problem and haven't fixed yet And i have a problem with centre lock where its not working at all...

  • Luca Scripcariu
    Luca ScripcariuPrieš mėn

    Uhh chris why did you cut the washer

  • Dalbir Singh
    Dalbir SinghPrieš mėn

    Hi Chris can you please one video on oil leakages and how to fix it

  • Murray Ball
    Murray BallPrieš mėn

    Typically, a great production with clear instructions. Thanks Chris - excellent!

  • Carlos Guardia
    Carlos GuardiaPrieš mėn

    And here I thought I would see Chrisfix face revealed on the glare of the window... better luck next time 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Alex Lopez
    Alex LopezPrieš mėn

    My windows roll up and down but just squeak the whole way up. Maybe I just need some dry lube. I love your videos chris! You've helped me do alot on my truck!

  • abu rahat
    abu rahatPrieš mėn

    the same happened to me and it was also half way open lol

  • neo lee-ercole
    neo lee-ercolePrieš mėn

    Yo Chris you should share your opinions on electric vehicles at some point.... I'd be really interested

  • 17alexulloa
    17alexulloaPrieš mėn

    You should make a video on how to diagnose a sunroof on nissan maximas been having trouble with mine most videos out there are no help

  • RegularPit
    RegularPitPrieš mėn

    My window works fine except it's popping when it moves down. It only pops as soon as the top of the window leaves the seal in the door.

  • Benjamin Fuller
    Benjamin FullerPrieš mėn

    similar problem my truck but I took the motor apart and cleaned up the Contacts grease and it works great now

  • Nathan Moss
    Nathan MossPrieš mėn

    Refreshing to watch someone teach DIAGNOSTIC skills before going full-blown window motor swap. Thanks for the effort!

  • blitz blix
    blitz blixPrieš mėn

    why are uploads so infrequent? i just want more videos!!!

  • Patick Hallenbeck
    Patick HallenbeckPrieš mėn

    well that is a lot of room in the hummer most of the time your going to cut your self when putting a window motor in

  • #peace& Blessings All
    #peace& Blessings AllPrieš mėn

    Thanks for showing how to do it yourself and you save me some 💰

  • Zane Thulsie
    Zane ThulsiePrieš mėn

    The dedication of this guy though. Staying in the rain to complete the video. thunder and everything. I just love this guy man! Thank you for the knowledge!

  • אבנר מורי
    אבנר מוריPrieš mėn

    Hi, Can you make subtitles in Hebrew for all your videos as well?

  • Alex S
    Alex SPrieš mėn

    Wait a minute! I mean no one talk about the fact that he cut the Washer? So funny!! (I know It's a joke) great video!! :)

  • gmsk666
    gmsk666Prieš mėn

    no chrisfix branded zipties? for shame! lol

  • The DomiNation
    The DomiNationPrieš mėn

    From "Hey guys, chrisfix here." To , "HEEEY GUYS!! CHRIS FIX HERE!!" Had a real good time watching your videos mate..

  • Lade's Eddy
    Lade's EddyPrieš mėn

    A addition to your bolt cutting from an old schooler. My father always taught me to thread a nut on the bolt above your cut. Make the cut and then use the nut as a thread chaser when removing it after you make the cut.

  • Brady Snelgrove
    Brady SnelgrovePrieš mėn

    Hey Chris!! I commented on JerryRigEverything's recent Hummer transformation video and I said he should do a Collab with u and ur Hummer and he said he's down!!! Please make this happen, love ur videos as always 🙏🥺💙

  • Marco San Mateo
    Marco San MateoPrieš mėn

    18:33 chris doesn't have mirror reflection 😨

  • Andrei Draica
    Andrei DraicaPrieš mėn

    How does the motor know when to stop? Why it wouldn't force the window up or down?

  • Zack
    Zack Prieš mėn

    Couldda used this like 10 years ago

  • Isaac Oropeza
    Isaac OropezaPrieš mėn

    Am I the only one that noticed him cutting a washer off the bolt that he could’ve just slid off? At 14:19

  • dmyzio
    dmyzioPrieš mėn

    not the channel we asked for but the channel we needed.

  • Luz Tamayo
    Luz TamayoPrieš mėn

    How would you fix a speedometer that’s off by 20mi. If gps from OBII says I’m going 45 my gauge marks 20

  • Alloy 04
    Alloy 04Prieš mėn

    Why cut the washer and not just take it off

  • Albi Ademi
    Albi AdemiPrieš mėn

    Since when u got a mercedes?😏

  • Steven S
    Steven SPrieš mėn

    15 minutes in, NO, NO, NO! You put the nut on, then cut. Anyone that follows your advice is going to spend hours trying to get that damn nut on. Then they're going to hate you. Why not just buy shorter bolts in the 1st place? The hardware store sells many many different sizes and lengths. Also Chris, no need to explain all the common sense stuff. We are not idiots you know.

  • Brayden Cisco
    Brayden CiscoPrieš mėn

    Almost like

  • Kári Hrafn Guðmundsson
    Kári Hrafn GuðmundssonPrieš mėn

    Hey Chris! I think my electrical power steering broke down and I'm not sure how to diagnose it or fix it. If you could make a video that would help me safe a ton of money. Love all your videos by the way!

  • grme
    grmePrieš mėn

    Can you do a video about those line scratches on the window?

  • Wayne
    WaynePrieš mėn

    You are 24 and a millionaire, move out of your parents house.

  • The One
    The OnePrieš mėn

    14:15 did Chris just cut a washer in a bolt

  • Anna Kelly
    Anna KellyPrieš mėn

    Always a good idea to put the nut on the bolt before cutting. Then back off the nut; it'll clean up the threads on the way out.

  • Samawfun
    SamawfunPrieš mėn

    Little tips here. When you cut some bolt put a nut on the part you whant to keep. So after cut him you could remouve the nut and if the thread was a little bit damage it help redoes them and help to reput it back after, cause cut bolt always pain in the ass to rescrew cause thread never cut perfectly. ( PS : Probably a lot of fault here am a french guys so )

  • edgar v
    edgar vPrieš mėn

    Did he get a viper?

  • Firehawk
    FirehawkPrieš mėn

    You still alive bro it's been about a week

  • D W
    D WPrieš mėn

    U should also becare when drilling the rivot not to accidentally hit the door as u will make a dent in the outer door

  • Vidhya Shinde
    Vidhya ShindePrieš mėn

    Nice vid keep it up

  • Alakazam
    AlakazamPrieš mėn

    14:20 why not just slide the washer off the bolt? im sure that wouldve been easier than cutting it off

  • Austin Cano
    Austin CanoPrieš mėn

    my widow wont go up completely unless i open the door and then roll it up. it leaves the smallest gap which allows air to come in and makes a screeching noise while i drive... ideas?