Hello, I have a beautiful 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible and need advice regarding window motor / regulator replacement. My understanding is that these parts aren’t available anymore, so the only option is to source used parts. However, I recently did so at a cost of $800+ NOT including parts (which totaled $500 altogether) only to discover that the the left hand drivers side (USA) is still underperforming. I can already tell I’ll need to replace it again soon.
My question is: is there a motor / regulator set intended for a different Jaguar but still compatible with mine and - ideally - still in production? Or somewhere I could source a used set with higher confidence in the condition?
Really frustrated and not sure how to proceed, but I have to do something because while the window at first appears to close all the way, it doesn’t really, which is a huge problem if I get caught in the rain.
To be clear, a local mechanic with experience working on Jaguars performed the services. I am not a mechanic. Also, I already replaced the window and convertible top switches with new OEM switches, so that is not the problem.