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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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SUCCESS! New electric window regulator

There is now an aftermarket device for when the cables eat their sheaves.

We had thought it would be necessary to re-engineer a manual unit into the door. International Auto Parts delivered us from the agony! No cables; no sheaves.

I enclose the documentation from St. Mike's Cathedral in Columbus.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 06:38 PM
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What's your beef, you didn't even have to pay sales tax on the after narket parts!

How long is the warranty?

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That's good to know I had my drivers side window catch just today. After rolling it down a bit it went right up but thought about what a pain it will be if it ever does break.

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Ouch.... $$$$$$$$lots of cash for a mere window regulator $$$$$$$$$ I would have checked ebay.... But then again, I am a cheap New England boy.

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Looks like a pretty slick part to me. Get rid of the cables and still have elect windows. Great find.

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Looks like a pretty slick part to me. Get rid of the cables and still have elect windows. Great find.

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Ditto!

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I concur, great find. Has anyone out there actually installed one of these? I'm giving up on my cable set up as I cannot seem to get it right. I'm curious about the difficulty level and if any customization/alteration was necessary.

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I concur, great find. Has anyone out there actually installed one of these? I'm giving up on my cable set up as I cannot seem to get it right. I'm curious about the difficulty level and if any customization/alteration was necessary.

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To answer that question you might give IAP a call. They're usually very helpful.

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Thanks for the tip. I did so this morning, and although the salesman felt uncomfortable speaking to any ease of install because he hadn't done it himself, he did say 8 of 15 on backorder are already spoken for, so, I became number 9. It simply can't be design worse than what I have!

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My driver side OE regulator failed on me and my guy installed one of these. Smooth & quiet I must say. No more cables ....







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I concur, great find. Has anyone out there actually installed one of these? I'm giving up on my cable set up as I cannot seem to get it right. I'm curious about the difficulty level and if any customization/alteration was necessary.

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For those of you wondering about the ease of install, its not too bad. There are no directions and IAP can't really help with it. I had to kind of man handle getting it into the door. I had to remove the bottom cable spindles and one of the top ones. I also had to drill an extra hole to mount the motor piece inside of the door(didn't line up quite right). The only complaint I have is that there doesn't seem to be an easy way to keep the window from going up too far.....at least not as far as I can see. Whole thing took me 1 hour. Overall, I"m very happy with it, much smarter design than the original.

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There must be a way to adjust the travel.
This is great! My driver's side has been sloooowwww for over a year.

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Are these alternative regulators still available? I couldn't see them on the IAP site

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Thanks for all this!
I'm going to buy when I have the extra cash, this is the unit Frank from Domenick's spoke with me about. In His Humble Opinion it would be best to have a pro install and adjust it, Carl at IAP said the same. For winter my window will stay up..

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Are these things still available? Anyone have a photo of what they look like?
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