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This weekend, I will replace my pass-side ribbon style window lift with a 88-96 style scissor lift. You can get a Scissor style off eBay for @ $125.00 or less.

I will post some pics if anyone needs them :thumbsup:
 

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I did this upgrade about 4 years ago, and it is well worth it. Not that hard, minimal expense/work, and HUGE gain.
 

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It is an excellent upgrade.
:agree: I converted the driver side last summer, and thought i would do the pass-side and put some sound deadener in the door at the same time.

Gonna get the car stripped and painted this winter so I wnt to be done with all of the general repair stuff.
 

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old thread may help

well, I get into the 1996 vette this A.M. (its parked in my garage)and the left window is down, as is the right side, I hit the right side switch and the window goes up, I hit the left side rocker switch NADA!ZIP!, I start checking fuses and then test the switch with a V.O.M. meter and the switch seems to be good, so off to the local chevy dealers parts dept, I go, cost of new switch is $150, motors $148, so since IVE tested the switch, Im reasonably sure its the motor, I buy that ONLY,mostly because Im reasonably sure its original and about due anyway,and now IM about to install it and while Ive done it on my 1985 vette Ive yet to do it on my 1996 and was wondering if theres any tricks, potential things IVE OVER LOOKED or info you guys might care to let me in on BEFORE I jump into this little project today...ANYONE???
BTW IF YOU CAN WAIT A WEEK, ECKLERS SELLS THOSE DOOR MOTORS FOR $80 EACH


BTW, the motor AND THE BRACKETs and ROLLERS in the window track assembly were worn past the point of use, I needed the complete assembly, cost from chevy $350,(I can,t see how they loose money charging those prices for $40 worth of parts you can,t find elseware) but it was really a better deal in that it was far easier to install as a complete unit vs replacing the motor...and yes Im well aware they are listed far cheaper elseware!, but you pay thru the nose when you want the parts NOW, and are not willing to wait.
yeah, at times I pay retail. just to get the damn thing over with,if it could wait , I could have knocked 40% off the price

BTW re-reading this I see I failed to post the part number...ITS GM# 22063225 for the assembly with the motor for my driver side assembly on the 1996 vette, and ID STRONGLY ADVISE you go that route vs the motor alone as its far less aggravation and well worth the differance in cost
 

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I bought a new, 1996 Motor from www.partsamerica.com for $49.00

Only thing I know for sure is that the motor is riveted on and you need a flat head rivet or bolt to clear the roller/bracket when the window is raised and lowered.
 

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I looked into changing just the motor once. It's way less work to change the whole regulator, and not a pile of money either.
 

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