Repairing 1999-2004 Honda Odyssey Rear window actuator
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Quit replacing the rear window actuators at ~$200 to $300 each time they fail.
- Author: Marvin
- Time required: Actuator modification 30 to 45 minutes for both. Removal and reinstallation time will vary with experience ~1.5 hours each side
- Difficulty: Difficult
The actuator failure occurs due to faulty design. Apparently replacement actuators are no better than the originals as they continue to fail. I did this to my Odyssey several years ago after both rear window actuators failed within months of each other. I have not had a single failure since applying this fix.
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