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Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly

Part No. 741-645 Warranty  

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Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly has been re-engineered to improve on the original design. The latest technological advances in motors, materials and cable systems have been applied to new and previously released applications.

Product Features:
  • Engineered improvements enhance performance
  • Quality tested to ensure trouble free installation, performance, and durability
  • Plug & Play – No wire splicing necessary
  • Features Anti-Pinch technology (where applicable) – Safety feature reduces risk to passengers
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Hardware Included:No
Installation Instructions Included:No
Material:Metal and Plastic
Motor:Yes
Mounting Position:Front Right

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Dorman - OE SolutionsPower Window Regulator and Motor Assembly
 
4.1

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (5)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • High-performance (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (27)
    • Replacement (3)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Truck enthusiast (8), Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (19), Auto enthusiast (10), Mechanic (5), Truck enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So Easy - A Caveman Could Do It!

    I was getting depressed after getting an estimate of $392 from the dealer to have the window motor replaced. After researching on-line, I found this Dorman Regulator assembly at Advance and could be easily...Read complete review

    I was getting depressed after getting an estimate of $392 from the dealer to have the window motor replaced. After researching on-line, I found this Dorman Regulator assembly at Advance and could be easily replaced without having to worry about realigning track cables and synchronizing the window operation. As a complete unit for under $97, it easily replaces the original unit with no worry of error. It took me about 50 minutes from start to finish and the unit works smoothly and effortlessly. Feels good to save almost $300 by doing it yourself.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Product is horrible

    This Dorman product is not good. About 3 years ago, my 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD's original regulators bit the dust. I replaced them both with these Dorman products. From day 1,...Read complete review

    This Dorman product is not good. About 3 years ago, my 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD's original regulators bit the dust. I replaced them both with these Dorman products. From day 1, I noticed the motors on these units were not as strong. Performance wasn't horrible, but you could just tell that it wasn't quite as good as the original units.

    About 1 to 1.5 years later, they both broke (within ~2 weeks of each other). The cable rusts and either breaks or binds up in the mechanism. I replaced them both. Now, here I am again. They're both broke again ~1.5 years later.

    Only positive is the lifetime warranty and Advance Auto's willingness to replace the units free of charge. Of course, the labor is on me, which is a couple of hours of my life I'll never get back!

    If you can find a better unit, buy it. These are horrible.

    Reviewed by 55 customers

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    4.0

    fast up and down

    By will get it done

    from Saint Petersburg,fl

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

      Easy to install .Lightweight It has studs at the bottom so it is easy to lineup .

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      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Pomguy

      from Sherbrooke,Canada

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

        After buying 2 other regulators from other retailers I decided to try the Dorman from advance. It is stronger,quieter and even looks more robust than the other Chinese replacements( the dorman is Taiwanese). Window issue solved!!!

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        4.0

        Good Product - Different from Original

        By Lonster

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Casual Driver

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

          The product fits perfectly and works fine. Note that it is different from the OEM one and they warn you as such with a bulletin in the box. It mounts with two bolts and two nuts (included) where the OEM product mounts with 6 bolts. It fits right in though. Removal of the door panel never is as easy as it looks in videos. There were additional screws and different clips then appeared in the video. It took me about 2 hrs, taking my time and I'm reasoably handy. I'm sure I can do in now in an hour or less.

          The problem with the regulator design on this car is that it uses a bicycle brake type of cable that travels in and out of a cable housing. If the cable get the slightest bit frayed, it will jam up and fail. It gets exposed to moisture and the slightest rust on a cable will cause it to fray.

          I did not lubricate the cable or the tracks when I installed it but I suggest that you do. I may open up the door again when I'm not busy to get some grease on the cables. There was some lubricant on it from the factory but not much.

          The regulator works exactly like the original one, but like the original it probably will fail if the cables get wet and rust.

          Advance Auto stocked the product at their stores, which was handy

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          5.0

          Perfect fit!

          By Bob the builder

          from New Castle, PA

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

            Part was an exact fit and simple to install.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect match went right in

            By Larry

            from Canton, MI

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

              This product was perfect. It was and exact match and it went right into the vehicle without any problems.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great product

              By handy man

              from Wilmington, NC

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                  Great product. OEM replacement at a fraction of dealership cost. Easy to install, would buy again.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Quality control is lacking

                  By Evilledad

                  from Hendersonville, NC

                  Level 1

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                        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                        I pulled this out of the box to install and the parts didn't match up. The motor was on the wrong side and the clips were facing the wrong direction. I took back to the store to exchange and the one they had in stock was designed the same way. We compared to the picture on the computer and it didn't match the picture either. The size and main frame of it were correct, just the motor and the clips were installed wrong. I went to a store across town and finally got one that matched the picture and the one I removed. Very frustrating spending 2.5 hours driving around town to obtain the correct part for a 45 minute job. Once I got the right part, it installed easy and worked great. Hopefully they just had a bad batch of parts and they don't make a habit out of it. Service was great, however, at both stores I visited.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good product and warranty for the price

                        By Blackout

                        from Leesburg, fl

                        About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 1

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                            Item installed fairly easy and was as close to OEM as possible for aftermarket part. I have installed 3 of these items at the same time about 2 months ago and all are functioning great.

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                            4.0

                            Window regulator

                            By snowball

                            from 37757

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 1

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                                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                                  Easy to install

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Power Window Regulator (Yukon)

                                  By customer

                                  from Jefferson City, Mo

                                  About Me Casual Driver

                                  Verified Buyer
                                  Level 1

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Trucks

                                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                                    When I arrived at the store, the Window Regulator kit was ready for me, but the box was open. I was hesitant about taking the open box, but the part looked new. I installed the part and everything looked good until I went to roll down the window and one of the pieces on the regulator was put on backwards. This almost caused my window to break. I caught it in time; My new part was a return...I hope it holds up.

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                                    • Q:

                                      A1 Auto Parts guarantees its regulator for life, do you?
                                      Asked on 5/30/2011 by Joe from Pittsfield, Ma

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        Please contact us at 1-877-ADVANCE and one of our representatives will help you further.

                                        Answered on 5/31/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      There was no installation instructions in the box. Where do I find the information?
                                      Asked on 3/19/2011 by Anonymous

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                                        Answered on 3/19/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      will this work on a 2003 gmc yukon xl 2500 8,1 eng right rear window
                                      Asked on 2/26/2011 by Anonymous

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        No, this will work only for the front Passenger side window.

                                        Answered on 3/1/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      Does front left mean drivers side?
                                      Asked on 6/3/2010 by Kale from Bethlehem, PA

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        Yes left is drivers side.

                                        Answered on 6/3/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      I have order a window regulator, part no. 741-645. It is stated as being for the right front. There is no part stating right rear but is the part I've ordered good for both right side windows?
                                      Asked on 5/24/2010 by Eyebrew from Chattanooga, TN

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        To further assist you on this question can you please provide us with your vehicles year, make, model, and engine size. thank You.

                                        Answered on 5/24/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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