My rear power window stopped working. Power locks work, though. What might be wrong?

Tiny
STEVIERAY
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  • 2008 SATURN ASTRA
  • 46,000 MILES
I checked the fuse. It's ok (the other rear window works; one fuse for both, so it isn' that.) I performed the procedure recommended by several Saturn bloggers if windows stop - especially when using the remote keyless entry fob which has a feature to open all the windows fromn the remote - great thing to do during a heat wave. That was how I "discovered" it not opening. It first refused to open when I used the remote to open all the windows (a neat feature.) I tried the re-programming procedure several times, thinking it somehow lost its memory - even though the battery had not previously been disconnected.) No change. The tube with the wires for the power stuff sesms pristine. I am not great with tools and usually do more harm than good, but if its relatively easy to take the door panel off, I'm willing. I tried unclipping the wires to the underside of the door, but stopped not knowing what I'd do next if they came unclipped. Not sure what to do - except go to the dealer. I have an appointment next week. In the meantime, is there any thing I could do? If it is the motor, what is a resonable price for this to be repaired/replaced?
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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 7:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a rear window motor that has gone out or the switch is no good. Here is a guide to help you test the switch.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/electric-window-repair

This guide will give you an idea of what you are in for when replacing the window motor and removing the door panel.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-replace-a-electric-power-window-motor

Here are guides and a power window wiring diagram to help you see what's going on and how the system works. The job should cost about $120.00 labor and $140.00 in parts.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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