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I recently tried to fix a bad driver's side window motor, by taking it out and replacing it with a junk yard one. It went fine however I lost 2 pieces in the swap, one was a little gold clip and the other was a gold L shaped bracket. I took it to 2 local mechanics and they both said they don't want to touch it. Should I find a pep boys/ jiffy lube ( cheap mechanic shops) or should I go to the dealer and get the parts and try again? To be honest at this point, after I figured out the window switch is done also, id rather just pay someone to do it and get this monkey off my back. Any advice would be awesome, thanks in advance.
 

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If you know how to put in a motor, then I'd reccomend doing it yourself. It would probably be cheaper to buy another motor either from ebay or the junkyard than going to the dealership. The switch can sometimes be fixed just by taking it apart and cleaning it, but if that doesnt do it, it's a cheap part anyway.
 

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Did you lose it inside the door? Get a good magnet pick up tool and see if it catches anything. Or better, go to the yard and get another part, or the missing parts.
 

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get it feom the dealer clips arent too expensive.
 

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Face it.
If you messed with it, no mechanic is in a hurry to correct others mistakes.
As said, if you know how to do it,,, just do it.
And RUN AWAY from the Stealerships !(if that's who you were considering)

Also those window switches are cheap. Less than $5.oo from the right internet source. And buy 2 or 3, because the others will go bad as well. Good chance that was your initial problem.

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