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If the cable on the driver's door window regulator breaks but the motor is still good do you have to replace the whole regulator as a unit or can you just replace the cable?

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You would have to replace the whole regulator. The motor itself would not have to be replaced. But it might not hurt to replace them as a unit since it would be apart already. It is a little more expensive to do this but you would have a warranty then. If you are having it repaired at a shop, and you replace the regulator only, 2 weeks down the road and the motor goes out, your going to have to pay labor again for basically the same job. My advice is, if you can afford too, replace it as a whole unit. If not, replace just the regulator and hope the motor doesn't go bad.

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