window motor replacement on 2003 Nissan 350Z

I just moved here from Texas... any suggestions for reputable, inexpensive places to get my window motor replaced? I have been quoted $400 for parts/labor... is that the norm?

by in New Berlin, WI on August 06, 2009
5 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , August 06, 2009
This is a high performance car that is complex with pretty long doors, so the window motor job is not easy. Also the motor and regulator are pretty stout to be able to lift the large window. $400 does not sound out of line. I also don't see any after market parts for this job, so it seems like it requires a factory part, which is usually more costly.
COMMENT by , August 14, 2010
This is wrong - there are all kinds of references on the web showing where you can buy a replacement part for $100.
COMMENT by , August 15, 2010
I have found that the vast majority of the cheap internet replacement parts are bogus. I deal with theses issues all week long in the shop where I work. Customers bring in parts, purchased at really cheap prices on the internet and the parts just don't work, or they fail in very short order, so really be wary of this. It can really be TOO GOOD to be true. And then you can't return the stuff, to it is really hard to do so. I really believe in factory engineered components, so you repair the car once and the repair works correctly and really lasts. Good Luck!
ANSWER by , June 16, 2010
pop off door panel but i have found that if you bang on middle nof door panel while holding button up it will close if it. quick fix
COMMENT by , August 20, 2012
You are exactly right about the banging on the door panel...but...that is not what I want to be doing to my 350Z. Does that mean that the wires are loose or is that a fault in the motor itself?
ANSWER by , December 10, 2010
Check on line I paid $28.00 for a new mortor . I know they are poor sites that rip you off but if you check them out before you buy you will be a little safer.
ANSWER by , August 03, 2011
Take the window motor to o'reilly's auto part and tell them that you need a g35 window motor. They will give it to you for free because the g35 motor is on a recall! g35 and 350z model are the same!
ANSWER by , November 13, 2012