Saturday, September 09, 2006

power window failure...

15 april 2006.... it happens again... my driver side power window came down and never able to get up by itself again....

at first i went to unique champion accessory shop in malim to find out the problem... the guy said power window motor failure and need to change a new one... he charged me RM75 include installation...
finding it rather expensive, i went off trying my luck scouting for any second hand power window motor at HSLim halfcut shop nearby... luck wasnt on my side as they only got brand new set, cost RM45...

something pop up in my mind... why not try to diy change the power window motor??.... RM75 - RM45 = RM30... can save 30bucks....

so, here is my new power window motor set...

15 april 2006.... it happens again... my driver side power window came down and never able to get up by itself again....

at first i went to unique champion accessory shop in malim to find out the problem... the guy said power window motor failure and need to change a new one... he charged me RM75 include installation...
finding it rather expensive, i went off trying my luck scouting for any second hand power window motor at HSLim halfcut shop nearby... luck wasnt on my side as they only got brand new set, cost RM45...

something pop up in my mind... why not try to diy change the power window motor??.... RM75 - RM45 = RM20... can save 20bucks....

so, here is my new power window motor set...



door panel being removed...



oopss... the motor is behind of the panel... how to change??..



after trying for an hour blindly removing the motor from behind, i decided to give up and bring it to the nearest bawah pokok workshop to get it fixed...



much to my surprise, i need to remove the whole window out and the whole skeleton that held the window jz to change the blardy motor... i see it is a fairly easy task (if only i knew how in the first place) but the mech told me better send it to the foreman coz if the motor mounted wrongly, it can damage the skeleton and gears....

anyway it is... the mech charged me RM10 for helping me clean up my mess....

it is a worthwhile experience though... if i didnt get my hand dirty and tried it our myself, i wouldnt know how to change the power window motor in the future...
it's a vr important lesson as proton cars power window problems are legendary...