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The driver's side window regulator on my 'O3 Ody went bad. I ordered a replacement online but when the part arrived, I realized the motor only has one connector (4-wire). My OEM regulator has two connectors (the 4-wire connector, and a 2-wire, both in the same sheathing). I hooked up the replacement to see if it would work anyway, but no cigar.

Several other online parts suppliers (through eBay motors and Amazon) have pictures that show only the one connector. This seems odd because I scanned the feedback and found no negatives due to incompatible or missing connectors. On the other hand, these may be generic pictures, and it's possible the vendor shipped the wrong part (even though the part number label on the bag matches the number listed on at least two reseller websites).

Does anyone know the purpose of the second connector, or have an idea what's going on? Of course, I can't contact the vendor until Monday.

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David
 

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I just replaced my drivers side regulator about a month ago on my 2000 Ody. You can get it at Autozone or Advance Auto parts. The motor and regulator come as one. Hooked right up without any issues.
 

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Upon further research, it seems that the cross-reference used by many of online resellers has an error for the driver's side regulator for the 2003 and 2004 model years. The part shipped to me is only for the 1999 to 2002 models, even though the eBay Motors listing where I bought it shows it's compatible with 1999 to 2004. And it's not just this seller. Most resellers show 4-wire regulators from TYC and Dorman as being compatible with 03/04 model years. Apparently neither company makes a drivers side regulator for 03/04 models. I did find one aftermarket regulator with the 6-wire connector, but I decided to go with an OEM part from a Honda dealer, which I found online for only $15 more.

From what I gather, Honda changed the drivers side to the 6-wire dual connector in 2003. The part number for both sides changed in 2005. I'm guessing the extra connector has something to do with the automatic "one touch" function for the drivers side window.
 

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Advance auto does sell the drivers side motor, made by a company called Cardone. (Remanufactured part)

Part No. 47-15001, $47.99
 

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Advance auto does sell the drivers side motor, made by a company called Cardone. (Remanufactured part)

Part No. 47-15001, $47.99
Thanks for the tip. Motor doesn't buy me anything since the cable assembly is messed up on my original. I'm going to call to see if they have an aftermarket full assembly. I might consider that if they provide a decent warranty.
 

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Turns out the 2-wire connector is for the automatic function of the window. I was able to purchase the OEM part from Right Honda in Scottsale for $70 plus s/h (the local dealer wanted $113!)

Apparently, there is one company that makes an aftermarket regulator for the 2003 and 2004 drivers side window (google 7552-3002L), but it costs more than what I paid for the OEM version, and most of the resellers don't have phone numbers (!). Hopefully my experience will help others with my model/year.
 

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I did my drivers side on a 2003 a few months ago (window fell down into the door when it failed) and found most online parts houses had the wrong part number or showed the passenger side number for the drivers side (they are different) and most showed this part is not available. The ONLY place I was able to find the correct part was at my closest CarQuest Auto Parts store, they sell genuine Honda parts and it was in the $55-65 range if I recall correctly.

Unfortunately I got a defective one and didn't realize it until it was all back together and had to do it a second time. Ridiculous "quality control" the new part was noisy and slow as if it was years old, the 2nd one was fine.

Interestingly, when you go into a nearby Honda dealer parts dept their oil filters say CarQuest on them.
 
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