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Replace actuator cable for front driver side window motor

The white guide clip on actuator cable broke and need to replace. Help!! I have the door taken apart but would like some help doing this part. Thank you.

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  • joegriff Dec 11, 2008

    I have 1999 alero. white clip broke broke. I can't find pert. found the sash. I took it to the deal i think i'm going to be robed.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I replaced driver side actuator, then how to do remote programming



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2. Pull back panel on top in the middle where it rises.
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4. Open window and tailgate and remove screws on the sides of the tailgate. There is one on each side. Make sure it is the one fartest out and on the plastic panel.
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9. Pop off the blue retainer from the actuator. This will take some effort but it will pop off. (here's where you can replace the actuator if it's not making a sound)
10. Place one end of the retainer into the loose metal piece that rotates (left arrow in third picture) and then pop the other end back on to the actuator.
11. Replace the metal panel and clip the poles back into the white clips.
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13. Replace everything. Before you close the door, make sure the door handle works and make sure the actuator is connected.
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  2. Remove the door trim panel and watershield.
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  4. Remove the motor retaining screws using Torx® drive bit set D79P–2100–T or equivalent, and separate the motor from the bracket and cable drum housing.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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CAUTION To avoid breakage of the door pull covers, insert a small screwdriver diagonally between the pull strap and chrome bracket. Snap out both sides then remove.

  1. Remove the two screws on the front and rear side of the front door trim panel.
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NOTE Do not use the front door trim panel to remove the trim clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.

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How do i replace the window motor

This is a common problem with driver side window. Its just a wear and tear problem. Don't go to the dealership, the Regulator will cost you over $230. Go to and search for the part number which should cost you only $70-80 or so. If you go to a glass place they will charge you dealership price plus $150 per hour. I say do it yourself which goes a little something like this.


(1) Remove the plug and remove screw attaching
door pull cup to inner door panel.
(2) Remove switch bezel and disconnect power window/
memory switch.
(3) Remove screws attaching trim panel to door
from below map pocket.
(4) If equipped, remove window crank. (Refer to 23
(5) Remove screw holding door trim to door panel
from behind inside latch release handle.
(6) Disengage clips attaching door trim to door
frame around perimeter of panel.
(7) Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange
from inner belt molding at top of door.
(8) Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain
access to latch linkage.
(9) Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside
latch release handle (Fig. 13).
(10) Separate linkage rod from latch handle.
(11) Disconnect the power door switch, courtesy
lamp electrical connectors.
(1) Hold top of trim panel away from door to gain
access to latch linkage.
(2) Place linkage rod in position on latch handle.
(3) Engage clip to hold linkage rod to inside latch
release handle.
(4) Place front door trim panel in position on door.
(5) Install trim panel into inner belt molding at
top of door.
(6) Install clips to attach door trim to door frame
around perimeter of panel.
(7) If equipped, install screw to attach door trim to
door panel behind inside latch release handle.
(8) If equipped, connect power switch into wire
(9) Place power accessary switch in position on
door trim.
(10) Connect wire connector into memory seat/mirror
switch and install switch into trim panel.
(11) Install screws to attach accessary switch
panel to door trim.
(12) Install screw cover into switch panel.
(13) If equipped, install window crank.
(14) If equipped, install screws to attach trim
panel to door inside map pocket.
(15) If equipped, install screw to attach door pull
cup to inner door panel.
(16) If equipped, install screws to attach door
assist handle to inner door panel.
(17) Connect wire connector into courtesy lamp.
(18) Install lamp in door trim.
(19) Install switch bezel.


(1) Remove the watershield. (Refer to 23 - BODY/
(2) Remove door glass retaining clips and secure
the window in the up position using masking tape or
equivalent (Fig. 15).
(3) Disconnect wire connector from power window
motor, if equipped.
(4) Loosen screws attaching front and rear window
guide rails to inner door panel (Fig. 16).
(5) Remove screw heads on guide rails from key
hole slots in inner door panel.
(6) Loosen screws attaching regulator to inner door
(7) Remove regulator from inner door panel.
(8) Extract rear guide rail through inner door
panel rear access hole (Fig. 17).
(9) Extract front guide rail through front access
(1) Insert front guide rail through front access
(2) Insert rear guide rail through rear access hole.
(3) Place window regulator in position on inner
door panel.
4) Place screw heads on guide rails in position
through key hole slots in inner door panel.
(5) Tighten screws to attach front and rear guide
rails to inner door panel.
(6) Connect wire connector into power window
motor, if equipped.
(7) Install door glass.
(8) Verify door glass alignment and operation.
(9) Install sound shield and door trim panel. __________________
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