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I've got the door panel off and expected to see the window motor and the 3 rivets to drill out and replace, but nothing like that. It looks like one rivet, but I can't see the motor without a mirror, How do I get the motor out? 1990 Olds 88 Royale, drivers door.

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In order to replace the motor the entire window regulator must be removed fromthe door, a real pain in the orse

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How do you replace the Driver's side power window motor on a 2001 chevy caalier

Before replacing the motor I recommend that you verify that the switch is functioning properly. Replacing the switch is considerably easier than replacing a window motor.
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1. Remove the interior door panel. There are two screws in the arm rest and four around the sides and bottom of the panel. Disconnect the window door lock cable from the switch on the door.
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