The next job is to remove the 3 gold hex screws that are located in the middle of the door panel. A small flat head screw driver pushed hard into the plastic release clip should allow you to pull it free without too much difficulty. Using your fingers or pliers pinch them, to remove the harness. Using the fillips head screw driver, remove the 3 screws to remove the window motor. To get them to go together properly, i had to plug the motor into the harness, turn the key on, and hook the switch back up — then play with it up and down until the male and female lined up properly.
I took my Zed to a company called Autolec who as the name suggests are auto electrical specialists. I would rather get them before I start stripping the motor. I'll post another message after they have done the work and i've had a good look round the car as i'm sure there are members in the midlands who could benefit from a competent reasonably priced electrical specialist. How long do you think it would take to come through the American channels? It's likely the replacement brushes will need sanding down ever so slightly to fit into the motor housing properly. You'll probably be amazed how dirty it all is! It's likely the replacement brushes will need sanding down ever so slightly to fit into the motor housing properly. It's held in by flat clips along it's vertical edges and one at its top.
Use your hands only to carefully pop the door card off of the door. We stock these Window Switch brands for the Nissan 350Z: Standard Motor Products and Original Equipment. Remove the cables that operate the door lock, and opening mechanism. There will also be two white tabs on the back side of the panel that secure the female end of the window motor wire harness to the panel. Make sure you keep a fast eye on the window as you do this as it will almost certainly drop. Now continue to replace everything on the door by reversing the steps shown above. It just means you need to reposition the damaged clips so that two damaged ones don't sit next to each other.
The next step is to remove the dark brown bolts 11 from memory from around the outside of the metal interior door panel. Never buy from undependable dealers if you are looking for a new window motor. Info on Where to Purchase the Motor I bought my window motor through RockAuto. To get them to go together properly, I had to plug the motor back into the harness, turn the key on, and hook the switch back up - then play with it up and down until the male and female lined up properly. It can be removed by carefully sliding a thin flat head screw driver beneath the silver trim at the top of the arm and to the left corner. You should now have a newly refurbished window motor ready to fit into your Z, though it's probably sensible to test the motor first by reconnecting it to the door and reconnecting the window switch. It's held against the door by 6 or 7 plastic circle clips.
There will also be two white tabs on the backside of the panel that secure the female end of the window motor wire harness to the panel. This article will show you how to disassemble the door on your 350Z and replace your window motor. Thanks Sarah - I know some forums don't like links to what they perceive to be 'rivals' and I didn't want to upset anyone. But if you can find it for cheaper, let everyone know. Sorry mate I don't know the brush sizes, I never needed to go that far. Using the Phillips head screw driver, remove the 3 screws to remove the window motor. Basically you want to keep the window from falling.
A solid press and a strong wiggle will have it come apart. Whatever you do with your car door at this point remember that the glass is not in its runners. I got an even bigger shock a couple of days later when the bloody thing started to work again!! Its likely the brushes just need replacing unless the copper contacts on the motor shaft have totally worn away which is unlikely the brushes are designed to be the wear point. There are only tabs holding it on now, and they all will pop off. I've searched the 'net, called dealers, been to auto parts retailers and now I'm here requesting help from you good people! Once all the glue's removed grab your soldering iron and de-solder the 2 wires from their independant terminals. Here's to many years hassle free electric window operation and to saving yourself a pretty penny that you can go spend on that new car modification or just a great night out! Quick tips: Remember to mark all the screws you remove to help when it comes to putting it all back together again. The original carbon brushes have the copper cable exiting out the top of the brush, but any with copper cable exiting out the rear of the brush are fine too.
Using the Phillips head screw driver, remove the screw. Look for the Nissan 350z window motor that you need by filling in you car's year, make, and model on our search bars. I think it's much easier just replacing the original stuff. Only took about 30 seconds. Also have you treid my window repair guide? It's easily done by just twisting the cables and lifting up and out of their brackets.
The next job is to remove the 3 gold hex screws that are located in the middle of the door panel. It's held in by clips at the front and on the 2 longest edges. At this point you can pull the door panel off by hand. Also make sure the window motor cable is fed through it's hole and that's it. I just used a scalpel to slice through the copper cable at their soldered points and then rocked the cable back and forth until it came completely free. Re-solder the 2 wires back onto their perspective terminals and replace the white plastic retaining clip. They are available for the following Nissan 350Z years: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03.