Learn how to replace the window regulator on a Hyundai vehicle.

The video clips are from a Hyundai Elantra and Sonata. These instructions should help you replace the window regulator on Hyundai Sonata, Accent, Santa Fe, and Veloster.

What you will need

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  • Hyundai Window Motor
  • Ratchet
  • Metric Sockets (10mm, 13mm)
  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement door plastic retainers (as needed)

On a high-mileage Hyundai, consider replacing the window motor with the regulator. In the aftermarket parts market, you will find that the window motor and regulator are often sold as one unit.


  1. Disconnect Negative Battery Terminal.  Always disconnect the battery when working with electrical components on your Hyundai.

  2. Remove the door panel. Next, remove the door trim panel. Both front and rear doors (driver or passenger) have some screws that need to be replaced.

  3. Once the screws are removed, the panel can be removed from the door. Remove and Install New window motor.  Start by disconnecting the connector from the window motor. The regular window motor is held in place with three bolts. This may be a good time to confirm the defective window motor.
  4. Reinstall the window regulator. Connect all the electrical connectors. Connect the door handle release. Before you put the panel back, test the window motor operation.
  5. Line up all the white plastic retainers in the door panel with the hones in the door. If any of the plastic retainers break during removal, replace them. You can find replacement retainers at your local auto parts store. Once all the wires have been connected, pins are lined up, and press the door panel in. Install screws to secure the door panel.

Replacing the window regulator is relatively easy. This job requires patience and proceeded with care. Before you decide to replace the window regulator or motor, ensure the window switch is working properly and the fuse for the windows is not blown.

Frequently Asked Questions

My Hyundai window won’t go up and down. What could be wrong?

First, check the fuse for the power windows. If the fuse has blown, the window motor or regulator is likely defective. It is also possible that the window switch on your Hyundai is defective and needs to be replaced.

What is a window regulator motor on a Hyundai, and how much does it cost?

The window regulator motor is located inside the door of your Hyundai. It is the motor that makes the window move up and down. It can cost between $60 and $150 when purchased at the Hyundai dealer. Exact aftermarket or even a genuine window regulator can be purchased online.

The window will go down and then stop. Can it be a bad window motor?

Yes. This can signify the window motor brush is near the end of its useful life.

What is the part number for Hyundai Elantra window motor?

Driver Front Door: 824502H010
Driver Rear Door: 83450-3X100
Passenger Front Door: 82460-2L000; 01-06 82460-2D001
Passenger Rear Door: W0133-1894246-OES

Additional Resources

  1. Hyundai Elantra Power Window Motor Repair Procedures
  2. Hyundai Elantra Power Window Motor Schematic Diagrams

We hope you find the Hyundai Window Regulator Motor Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Hyundai.

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