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    Hi,

    A local (non-GM) repair place has just replaced both the window regulator and the motor unit on my Signum.

    The regulator had just parted company at the 4 spot welds (fairly common I'm reading).

    They said the whole thing was one assembly and had to be replaced as one.

    After paying, I asked for the old parts, 'cos the motor might be usefull to me, and was handed the broken regulator, and the motor unit seperately.

    A quick search on parts suppliers on the web reveals that the motor unit is available as a separate item, priced at around £120 - but the garage has charged me £184 + VAT (£220) for the motor !!! Total bill was

    I'm also reading on here that people have replaced their regulators only....

    I think I've been done - they have replaced a part that didn't need replacing..and seem to have made a hefty mark-up on it to boot !..

    What do you guys think ?

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    fronts you can change with out removing the regulator

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    had a regulator replaced on my old prefacelift (drivers side) £70 all in a couple of year ago

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    Thanks guys....

    I gonna go complain loudly tomorrow -I'll let you know how it goes

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    Success !

    They swapped the old motor back in and gave me £220 back !

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    Good Stuff Daba

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    Thats sounds like an admission of guilt, they knew you had rumbled them trying to make a quick buck. Well done.

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    Yeah - yet another place I won't be going back to for anything !

    If anyone wants to know who and where, just pm me and I'll tell, but not in open forum....

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