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#1 of 28 Grand Prix Power Window Motor Replacement Guide
Apr 15, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I couldn't find a good guide online to replacing the power window motor and regulator in the driver's door of my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP sedan, so I had my brother help me and I took pictures.
It's actually pretty easy once you know how to do it. We went in blind and had to figure things out.
I hope this picture illustrated guide helps some of you save time and frustration when one of your motors dies.
#2 of 28 back door panel
Jul 15, 2006 (1:02 pm)
How do i get the right side back door panel off
#3 of 28 2001 grand prix windows
Sep 07, 2006 (5:48 pm)
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on replacing the motors in the windows. three of my windows are no longer working and the dealership said it will be about $400 a window to fix. has anyone else had problems with the windows? Thanks!
#4 of 28 Re: 2001 grand prix windows [fnofnmbr8]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:13 am)
Yes I had the same problem with two of my windows. You can buy a kit off the internet for under 100 each. This seems to be very prevelant with them all the Grand Prix windows.
#5 of 28 Re: 2001 grand prix windows [msprainis]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:53 pm)
I would suggest www.1aauto.com. I purchased a front window regulator and motor from them and was very satisfied with the price (between 80-100 bucks) and the professional service.
#6 of 28 Re: 2001 grand prix windows [compfixr]
Oct 12, 2006 (2:24 pm)
I was told that GM had a problem with the power windows for cars around this age. I have had one rear window motor/regulator replaced through the dealer and it was $525. This time with the proper research I am attempting to fix the other rear window which quit working about a month later. I also had to have the turn-signal switch replaced a couple of weeks ago. Dealer only part. Another 600 bucks for parts and labor.
I love my 2000 Grand Prix. I just wish everything wasn't happening all at once!
Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences and help!
#8 of 28 Re: Grand Prix Power Window Motor Replacement Guide [paul79uf]
Oct 28, 2006 (12:20 pm)
I have a 2000 Grand Prix GT and the passenger side rear window isn't working right now. I notice if I hit the button (down), the window goes down maybe 3 inches, but won't go up. There is a sound being made by the motor, so it is getting power. The window will slowly drop w/road vibration and when I stop, I have to pull the window up by hand. Does anyone think the motor is fried and need to replace it, or does it (and the window track) just need some lubrication?
#9 of 28 Re: Grand Prix Power Window Motor Replacement Guide [neustkg]
Oct 28, 2006 (5:30 pm)
Hi, I purchased a motor/regulator assembly from the website suggested by compfixr, above. It was VERY easy to install.
The first window (passenger right) went out and I paid the dealer over $500 to fix/replace. Then second (passenger left) went out a couple of weeks later. I fixed it myself for the cost of part and expedited shipping for $130 bucks. The very next day my friggin' driver side went out. So today I will go back and order BOTH front windows JUST IN CASE the other goes out. It's Murphy's Law I think. Anyway, I was very pleased with the purchase I made online. Check them out.
Also, my boyfriend has a Pontiac Firebird. His driver side window has been acting funky too. Well at least we're prepared for the worse now.
Thanks to everyone for posting such great info. If it wasn't for this site I would have probably paid the dealer again.
#10 of 28 Re: Grand Prix Power Window Motor Replacement Guide [eaudejane]
Oct 29, 2006 (1:17 pm)
Just looked at the door. Do you know of any diagrams or instructions on how to get that panel off? I don't want to tackle it until I know exactly how to remove it w/o damaging the panel.