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2008 Sonata Front Passenger Window Stuck Down, Unable to Access Bolts

Hello everyone,

To get straight to it, my front passenger power window suddenly (mostly) stopped working. It would go all the way down but then would only go up about an inch or so. Myself and several other people tried to pull it up but to no avail.

So, I want to fix it myself, and with help from other internet sources, I've determined it's most likely the regulator, but my big problem is that I can't get access to it. I've read that in order to remove the inner steel door panel, there are two bolts on the window that have to be loosened, which you gain access to through a couple of port holes when the window is up. Since I can't move the window up, I can't reach the bolts on the window.

Is this normal? Should I be able to brute force the window so that I can finally access those bolts? Could the window somehow be wedged on something preventing me from moving it manually? What if the wires in the regulator system were cut, should it move freely then? Am I missing something obvious? I've wrestled with it for a good chunk of time already, so any help or insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Am I missing something obvious?
Yeah...just remove the window motor and you should be able to lift the window by hand. Well, you should be able to but it depends what has actually gone wrong.

But before going to all that trouble you'd want to be sure it is the regulator that's causing the problem. When you operate the switches to try and raise the window do you hear any noise from the motor like it's trying to move? No sound from the motor suggests it's an electrical issue rather than a mechanical fault on the regulator.

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sounds like regulator problem. After removing the motor, you can move the window. It is not a big deal. Just one thing you should keep in mind is that new aftermarket regulator does not have speaker on it. If the speaker is affected with damp, just like the failed regulator, you may want to get a new speaker as well. If you can find a used regulator with speaker from 2006-2010 sonata and lubricate window slide rail and wire rope, that will be fine
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