These guys are having a complete laugh!
You are being DONE big time.
Get window regs from a breaker and do it yourself. Plenty of info out there and its just a straight swap.
I am 100% useless at being practical and I could do a couple in a morning without any hassle!
I feel like I have been done!
Took the door apart today. literally stripped the entire drivers door except the lock mech and some wiring.
I'm completely appalled at what I found.
- Door card studs near the speaker had been bent over - obviously didn't both to try an line it up and just whacked it!
- Sound deadening liner has been ripped to pieces, had a couple of small tears after I took it apart last Tuesday, but they have clearly just tried ripping it off without taking any care at all!
- Clips on the wires have been broken - Rather than take a couple of seconds to un-clip them from the fasteners which hold them to the door they have been heavy handed and ripped them off.
- On top of all that, (and thankfully to be honest) they haven't even looked at the passenger door, but told me they had!) liner was untouched and obviously had never been removed!
On a better note though, I have fixed both windows!
Although Chris Variava spent 2 hours and apart from half destroying the drivers door made no progress at all! - saying that they only charged me for 1 hours labour (£96)
It took me about 6 hours in all - but I was flying blind having never attempted this on the GT before. The second door (passenger) took me about 1hr 30. 20 minutes of that carefully cutting the glue on the liner to remove it - Now replaced and almost impossible to tell it had been removed.
I would expect an Alfa specialist could do both doors in two hours.
The fault turned out to be the motors, which are removable from the regulator unit so I would expect to be available separately, therefore not needing to buy the entire assembly as Chris Variava recommended.
I took the motor out and connected it with some off-cuts of wire to a nearly dead car battery. Luckily my mate has an entire rover tomcat electric window unit which proved the method worked, but my motor didn't. Connected the tomcat window motor to my car wiring using the same offcuts of wire and was then able to operate the window from my switch. Proving that my electrics were all good!
I was convinced I would need to buy new motors and rang around to no avail.
Looking at the motor I noticed two tiny springs which were pushing on what looked like it might be a 'brush'. For the hell of it I removed these springs and brushes, then put them back. One last test on the car battery, I nearly dropped dead!! The motor worked! Replaced in door and the window works!
Exactly the same process on the other door, I now have both windows working!
Wish I didn't go anywhere near Chris variava. Could have saved myself a few hours, £96 and a dent on the bumper (as I reversed into a pole when trying to turn around while lost in Nottingham
Does the GT have the reset thing ? Try holding button down for @ 20 secs, then Up for @ 20 secs. Cheap fix if it works, if it doesn't
.... Good Luck
My GT (2005 model) certainly has the 20 sec reset business, and I've used it a few times when the glass seems to lose track of where the top and bottom of the door are (typically after the glass has got stuck due to ice). But I think the process is window full up, keep button in the up position for 10-20 secs more, then window fully down, keep the switch in the down position for 10-20 secs more. If the motor isn't moving this is a bit of a long shot, but costs nothing to try.
Yes, This method requires you to put the window all the way down then hold button, then all the way up and hold the button again. Have needed to reset windows this way a bunch of times since I've had the car
I'd give Autolusso a call, they have a yard full of scrappers, I'm sure they could source a motor and fit it for you.
I wish Autolusso were my local dealer - seem to have a brilliant rep on this forum! Keep up the good work guys!
Hopefully, if anyone else has this issue, they can try removing the motor taking brushes out and replacing, to see if that helps. If so it will save a heap of money (~£900) at a dealers after they replace the whole assembly needlessly!
Thanks for the replies and help from you all!