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Window Motor and Regulator Replacement Brand ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Big Daddy, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Apr 12, 2019 at 4:32 AM
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    Big Daddy

    Big Daddy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Moving on to another project that needs attention on my 03. Has anybody used like Dorman power window setup vs factory Toyota ?
    I know the factory OEM piece is better in the long run, but don’t have the jingle for that now. $65 for the whole setup from Parts Geek. Almost seems TOO cheap !
    Thanks for any advice or brand suggestions.
     
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  2. Apr 12, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    A window regulator gets put under some pretty high stresses. I hope someone comes on that has experience with a cheaper brand, otherwise I'd be leery of using one that cheap unless it was a rebuild of OEM (doubtful) vs new knock-off.

    What went bad on your original? If it's the motor, odds are you could find a motor at a u pull the part type salvage yard. Camry/Tacoma from the late 90-early 2000's likely have the same motor. I haven't ever checked compatibility, but it is likely due to common source for the parts.

    As for Tacoma, I checked RockAuto and it looks like same part # 95-2003 on the "various manufacturer" offering. So salvage part from 1st gen range should work.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Everything but the driveshaft. B03A - 410
    I bought a DORMAN 741-799. regulator + motor from O'Reilly and installed it on Saturday afternoon. I already had the door panel off to replace speakers so I decided to go for it. The original Toyota motor was working ok. It was just to fix a rattle from worn nylon rollers. So I will keep the original motor in the event the motor goes out.

    EXPERIENCE

    I do run DORMAN regulators and window motors in another car for 4 years without issue. It turns the parts are made in Taiwan. So it might stand a chance of running for a while. Some DORMAN parts are ok in non-critical application space.

    BOTTOM LINE

    The rattle is gone and the window motor seems to be quieter than the old one.

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  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    Big Daddy

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    Thank you - That is the one I got and it appears to be bad.. Ill take back apart to see whats up.
     

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