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Saturn 1999 sl2 1.9 window motor driver and regulator have to be replaced as a one piece

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Makes sense to do it that way as they are sold as a unit and the gears on the regulator are often stripped so a new motor will not fix that problem. These can be found new aftermarket on ebay for less than a hundred dollars. You can get the same part at advance or autozone for about $140.00. Get a glass shop to do the labor, do not take it to a dealer.

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