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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-03-2015, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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The motor and regulator do seperate, you can change just the motor if that's the route you want to go, although I'm not entirely sure that's your problem. I would lean more towards the switch itself probably, if not the wiring or a connection somewhere

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As far as the other two, just follow those links. Coby did a great job with those write ups as usual
Since it had gone through its temperamental phases of working and not working I don't think it's the switch. I feel like it would have just stopped working and never worked again but since it keep occasionally working I feel like the motor was just on it's way out. I bought my car from enterprise car sales a few years back and I'm certain the window has had its fair share of usage. I live in florida and we have lots of tolls to pay and gate codes to enter etc. lol. If I install the new motor and it doesn't work I guess I'll have to look at other options.

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I haven't had a problem with my armrest breaking.

So I was able to order the parts I need on amazon. I took the turn signal lever out and flipped the metal piece over (I found a video the recommended this to see if it eliminated the problem) which did not help my problem but at least thats a pretty simple fix.

The window motor I feel will be the most challenging since I've never done anything similar to that before, but I'm guessing it can't be that difficult since it seems like it's a few screws and clips. So I'm going to attempt that one this week once I get the new motor.

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Check out this thread. There's a tear down of an auto shifter which shows the part you're talking about. You might be able to glue or tape it back on. If I were having the problem, I'd probably try to get creative about it.

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/int...c-shifter.html

The turn indicator lever problem is pretty common. You can fix it yourself, but I'd probably buy a new one if it were me. Again, there's already a great thread about this.

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/int...nal-lever.html
Did you write these? These are amazing! The thread about the turn signal is the one I found that prompted me to try flipping the metal rod in the signal lever. It didn't help in my problem but now I know how to fix it with the new piece.

Do you know if there is a write up on how to actually get the gear shifter out of the center console? Would I have to remove all the trim around it down to the armrest to remove it?
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Just have to remove the top trim, clip on shifter cable and 4 nuts. Oh and the small connector going to it.

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Did you write these? These are amazing! The thread about the turn signal is the one I found that prompted me to try flipping the metal rod in the signal lever. It didn't help in my problem but now I know how to fix it with the new piece.
Haha, no, but I'd love to take credit anyway! Coby7 is the genius behind these two write ups.


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The turn signal went in no problem! One down, and time to tackle another!
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Ok so now I hve another question...I'm sure the answer is no but hey maybe it's normal. So I was taking apart my door today to fix the motor and since I live in florida it started to downpour. I closed the door and finished removing some screws and then was going to wait until the rain stopped to continue. Well while I was in the car I noticed there is leaking inside the door frame. I've never noticed this before since it's not inside the car and nothing ever gets wet. Is it normal to have a little leakage inside the frame of the car that we can't usually see. Even if it is I'd like to fix that because water and electric don't mix and I like my pioneers lol.

I'm wondering if the window is just not fully shut or if it's the seal around the door. I guess if it was the door seal I'd have water in the car, right?

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I could be wrong here but I'm pretty sure it's normal to get a little water in there from time to time

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Window motor went in. I had a bit of difficulty but mainly because I've never done this before. but I can successfully roll down my window!
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Does this mean it won't roll back up lol

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Does this mean it won't roll back up lol
lol. it is working properly

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