Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
The front, passenger's side window on the Hyundai Elantra functions properly sometimes and gets stuck at other times. Is this the fault of a broken window regulator?
Answer: Stuck windows can be due to a faulty window regulator, but they can also be caused by other components of the power window system. The reason for the faulty window can be caused by something as simple as a defective power window switch to something more complex like faulty wiring or a damaged window motor.
What are the ways to verify that the faulty component of the power window system on a Hyundai Elantra is the window regulator?
Answer: The only fool-proof way to know if the window regulator causes the problems on a Hyundai Elantra power window is to pry the door panel open and examine the regulator for any physical damages such as bent, rusty, and broken parts. However, there are a few easy ways to eliminate the other possible causes of the faulty window. For instance, trying on the switches for the working windows can eliminate the power window switch as the root of the window problem. If only one of the windows is faulty, then this also eliminates the motor from being the damaged component. Whirring sounds from the motor whenever the faulty power window switch is depressed can also eliminate the motor from being the faulty component.
The windows recently just got upgraded from manual to electric. Do replacement fees for either system cost the same?
Answer: From the price of the components to the mechanic's repair fees, electric or power windows will almost always cost more. When replacing the power window regulator on a Hyundai Elantra, it is advisable to consider doing a DIY job to at least save on service fees. The most difficult part of the replacement process is getting the door panel and the window glass off, but even this procedure can be done properly just by following the manual.