Tip & How-To about Acura TL
The motor for the window is a one piece unit that consists of the motor the cables and one of the tracks which the window slides up and down on.
under the door opening latch is a single screw, and within the door pull cavity is a single screw - with these two removed - you can pull those components away and then the door panel just pulls off - you'll have to remove three electrical connections, the courtesy light, the power window switch and the door lock switch and the panel will be free. Then you pull the water protection membrane off to expose the two openings that allow you access to the door cavity. If your window got stuck in the down position like mine did, you have to remove the 3 bolts that hold the window to the track brace - you also have to remove the window stops at the top to get the window out. With the window removed you can remove the 3 bolts that hold the motor and the 4 bolts that hold the track in place ( 2 top and 2 bottom ) - with this you can lay the motor unit on its side within the door cavity and articulate it out of the opening....replace the motor and go in the opposite direction to put everything back together.
HINT: It was a day or two before I could get the part from the part yard, I needed to be able to drive with the car window up... what I did for the time being to keep the window up was take the window stop clips and turned them upside down in the track to support the actually window stops with the window in the up position - worked out pretty well until I could get a door motor
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