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Want to learn more about Electric Window Motor replacements?

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What does an electric window motor do?

The electric window motor is located inside the door panel and powers the window regulator. This, in turn, physically moves the window up or down as the window switch inside the car is operated.

What does an electric window motor replacement involve?

  • The mechanic will inspect the electric window arrangement and the motor.
  • The mechanic will carry out checks to determine the fault in the electrical system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the faulty electric window motor.
  • The mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will test the window's operation to ensure everything works correctly.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

Can I do an electric window motor replacement myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an electric window motor replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

How do I know if my power window motor is bad?

  • When the window does not open or close when using the switch.
  • When the window's movement is unusually slow.
  • When opening or closing the window is paired with excessive noise.

How long will an electric window motor replacement take?

An electric window motor replacement usually takes around 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace an electric window motor?

Over time, due to prolonged use a motor can wear in which case using the windows might be problematic with slow or erratic window movement. Sometimes the electric window motor can fail completely. In many cases though, it might be that the system has blown a fuse. On other occasions it might be that the electric window mechanisms have seized.

An electric window motor failure is not necessarily easy to identify. When the windows do not move and there is no buzz coming from the motor inside the door, it is clear there is an issue with the electrics of the window. It might be that the window switch has failed or that there is a loose or corroded connector. At an inspection a mechanic will establish, step by step, what the fault in the electrical system is before replacing any parts.

How can I extend the lifetime of my electric window motor?

The more strain you put on the window motor, the quicker it will wear out. By keeping the windows free of grit and waiting until ice has melted (or removing it) before operating the window will reduce unwanted resistance.

Can I still drive with a faulty electric window motor?

Driving with a faulty electric window motor is of course not ideal, especially if the window's stuck open, it's best to book a diagnostic inspection and get help from a professional mechanic to diagnose the fault and suggest a fix as soon as possible.

Is a faulty electric window motor an MOT failure?

Windows are not usually checked as part of the MOT, however, if the MOT tester finds that the fault leads to any obstruction of the driver's view, a faulty electric window motor may result in an MOT failure.

Can a window motor be fixed?

It is normally best practice to fit a new window motor (and regulator) if it is broken, this will generally be more cost-effective than trying to fix the motor. Normally specialist tools will be needed to remove the window motor mounting bolts and a parts such as a new motor and regulator (if needed) to get it fixed.

How much does it cost to replace a power window motor?

A electric window motor replacement generally costs between £95 and £250 with an average price of £140. Ultimately, the cost of an electric window motor replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your electric window motor replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for an electric window motor replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Front door window lift motor, Rear door window lift motor, Electric window regulator (inc. motor) - front (driver side), Electric window regulator (inc. motor) - front (passenger side), Electric window regulator (inc. motor) - rear (driver side) and/or Electric window regulator (inc. motor) - rear (passenger side). We have electric window motor replacement prices for 35 different manufacturers.

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Alfa Romeo

£232 £265 - £337 Get exact price

Audi

£235 £189 - £475 Get exact price

BMW

£186 £210 - £268 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£263 £276 - £337 Get exact price

Chrysler

£201 £231 - £268 Get exact price

Citroen

£360 £351 - £514 Get exact price

Daewoo

£210 £277 - £277 Get exact price

Dodge

£274 £332 - £337 Get exact price

Fiat

£237 £239 - £311 Get exact price

Ford

£279 £260 - £416 Get exact price

Honda

£219 £219 - £367 Get exact price

Hyundai

£214 £233 - £287 Get exact price

Jaguar

£259 £286 - £354 Get exact price

Jeep

£165 £212 - £212 Get exact price

Kia

£218 £241 - £330 Get exact price

Land Rover

£260 £292 - £348 Get exact price

Lexus

£242 £290 - £290 Get exact price

Mazda

£142 £137 - £231 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£255 £276 - £355 Get exact price

MG

£324 £398 - £398 Get exact price

MINI

£223 £294 - £297 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£250 £301 - £316 Get exact price

Nissan

£314 £302 - £441 Get exact price

Peugeot

£316 £285 - £465 Get exact price

Porsche

£136 £170 - £170 Get exact price

Renault

£343 £361 - £465 Get exact price

Saab

£304 £310 - £418 Get exact price

SEAT

£172 £187 - £295 Get exact price

Skoda

£139 £159 - £197 Get exact price

Subaru

£275 £309 - £332 Get exact price

Suzuki

£199 £152 - £326 Get exact price

Toyota

£260 £243 - £403 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£281 £221 - £464 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£179 £193 - £259 Get exact price

Volvo

£276 £284 - £385 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • LDV
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Iveco
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Dacia
  • Aston Martin
  • Daihatsu
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Proton
  • Rover
  • Ssangyong
  • London Taxi's International
  • Smart

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an electric window motor replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Electric Window Motor replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£511.45

Window motor replacement - front (passenger side)

Audi A5
Manchester
£149.48

Window motor replacement - front (driver side)

Skoda Fabia
Aylesbury
£192.77

Window motor replacement - front (driver side)

Volkswagen Jetta
Melton Mowbray
£204.07

Window motor replacement - front (passenger side)

Renault Megane
Portsmouth

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