A failure in the power window of a vehicle to often is caused by a regulator or an engine damaged or broken window. The engine gives power to the regulator, which raises and lowers the automatic and manual windows.
The window regulator comes in various designs, so that the cost depends on the type of car you use. Regulators to foreign cars are generally more expensive than common household cars. The price varies from US $ 90 (e.g., 2005 Ford Taurus) to $ 378 (e.g., 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS550), according to Repair Pal in November 2010.
The cost of a window motor can range from US $ 96 in a common vehicle, up to $ 264 in a more expensive and rare one.
It is generally more expensive to repair a luxury foreign car than a common one. Trucks can be even less expensive, costing as little as US $ 30 or US $ 40 to replace a regulator in some brands and models. Labor by switching regulator can cost from US $ 115 to US $ 145 in common cars and from US $ 314 to US $ 400 in luxury cars. Labor by changing window motor can cost from US $ 82 to US $ 105 in common cars and from US $ 315 to US $ 400 in luxury cars.