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Old 01-11-2009, 05:04 PM
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Replacing Window Motor

Okay, window motor is on the way, but before I begin I have a few questions.

My buddy who has a 2000 Civic Si has the same kind of doors as the 4th gen...you know that pleather material. He took off his door to fix the outside handle, anyway long story short his door looks like **** now. It has dents I guess you could call them.

So is there a certain way I have to take off the door panel to keep it from getting those same "dents"?

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:10 PM
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

I'm in the same process. Thanks for asking this question.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

No problem, also after I either get an answer or get the part and install I will post a tutorial. :)
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

Your boy doesn't have sturdy hands lol...

taking off the interior door panel is tricky, but if you're gentle with it you can do it without the clips flying off into obscurity aka cant finding them again.

You're not going to remove the outside door handle so dont worry about that. and frankly speaking, i dont know what the hell you're talking about dents
After you remove the interior door panel, remove the locking/opening mechanism, remove the plug for the window switch, remove the plastic covering, roll down the window as much as you can so you can access the 10mm nuts for the window glass and the others for the window regulator that's attached to the metal frame.
*fair warning, when you remove the motor off of the regulator, make sure it's coiled off, that unit can fly off and cut your leg :rip:


good luck and check the online manual too.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

These are the "dents"

http://i40.tinypic.com/29atjsp.jpg
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

your buddy creased and bent and pried on the door panel..simple to avoid...just don't do that.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

Go easy
don;t over do it
be patient
3 steps to keep your inside dent free
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

ive had to take mine off like 3 times, just be gentle. I mean you dont have to rush things. I did it in like 5mins tops. 4 screws, then pull around the edges to unclip the door panel.

I think you might have trouble accessing ur window though, on mine there was a sheet of plastic. It was glued on. Probably to protect the door speaker from water.

Not sure but ima have to do the same thing soon. My window doesn't role down either. For a while it just needed a little coaxing but now its just stuck. Good Luck i want pics. So i can do the same.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

Okay, so does anyone know where all the screws/clips are on the door? I haven't gone out and look at it yet.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

Alright I'm stuck. I don't see how you can take out/put in a new window motor without having to break welds! Someone help please. I've been searching the net to see if there's any tutorials, but I can't find any.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

man, you have to remove the window motor and regulator together. hope you know that. don't ever break welds.
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My problem is getting to it!
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

if you take off the door card you will see several nuts (10mm or 12mm) holding the motor and regulator in place. undo them all and then slide the motor out from the lower left hand gap in the metal work.
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

Okay, am I going to need someone to hold the window up? Anything I should look out for?
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Re: Replacing Window Motor

well take out all of the screws on the door panel (one behind the door handle, one in the door pull, two on the side near the fender, two on the bottom or one I cant remember) the hardest part is not cracking the window switch cover (its a pain in the a$$ not to).

After all of the that, the clips that hold the panel in place are on the outer edge of the panel. The easy and right way to take off the panel with out messing it up is to get a panel popping tool at a Sears or and auto parts store. A screw driver can be used also to help pry the door panel off the door. Lightly pry outward with your fingers on the bottom edge of the panel, then take the panel popper and kinda fish around for the clips and pop them off.
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Okay, am I going to need someone to hold the window up? Anything I should look out for?
You will need someone to hold the window up, or simply pull the window glass out after you unbolt it from the regulator, that would be the safest thing for a newbie doing..otherwise you can tape it up.
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You will need someone to hold the window up, or simply pull the window glass out after you unbolt it from the regulator, that would be the safest thing for a newbie doing..otherwise you can tape it up.
Oh and I'm going to add to that. Just tape it up it will make your life easier, but to get the door panel off you must have to window down or its a pain in the ass, but you can't do that can you sh!t....
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I already have the panel off and the window is stuck almost all the way down so that wasn't hard. I just need to replace the motor now.
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Alright I'm stuck. I don't see how you can take out/put in a new window motor without having to break welds! Someone help please. I've been searching the net to see if there's any tutorials, but I can't find any.
your going to have to pull the lining of the door out so you can access the switch, you can use a piece of wire to bypass the switch so you can get 12v to the window motor.

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Re: Replacing Window Motor

Thank you for replying to a problem I had a year and a half ago. The regulator was replaced a loong time ago.
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