How to convert power vent windows to manual?

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Orange County CA
The motors to the rear vent windows on my 2002 Toyota Sienna have been hinky for some time now. Basically I just leave them open during the summer (we don't get a lot of rain in my area) and shut them when winter starts to come around. But this Arrangement is not always satisfactory for a number of reasons. I would like to replace them, but I haven't seen any of that are any kind of reasonable price. For some reason they are a lot more pricey than normal window regulator Motors.

Now it is possible, in all my searching, that I missed something. So if anybody knows of a site that sells the motors for something under $100 each, please let me know.

However, what I'd really like to do is just convert them to manual windows. And, once again, if I missed it... I haven't found a site with instructions on how to do that. Usually you find pretty good stuff like that on YouTube, but most of that subject matter that I saw deals with converting manual windows to power and even then it's the regular door windows.

Anyway, if anybody has any information related to this I'd appreciate it.
Thanks
 
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It's quite easy if you can find a donor Sienna with manual windows. Just swap the inner door panel (or door card) for the manual one, and swap over the power window regulator for a manual one. You could also swap the door wiring harness for one from a manual window one which won't have the power window connector or just leave the power window harness with the power window connector not connected to anything.
 
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