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Drivers side window does not go up or down. Dealer wants 1000.00 to fix it. Can I get it fixed cheaper some other way? I have window up with wood shims for now. It still falls down though.

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If you're mechanically minded, i suggest geting a HAynes/Chiltons manual, and follow the step by step instructions.
But if you dont want to risk it, you can try asking local mom and pop shop or pay someone to have it done.

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