Hi, I am from singapore and was delighted to find this thread. It is the 2nd time I had this problem, 1st was on the rear left now front. I spend $200 the 1st time but I thought is too much to pay for whole assembly which I suspect could be just a damage motor.
Anyway, I tried this morning but stuck at the part of removing the whole white plastic assembly out from the sheet-metal door panel. The problem I face is there is this rod about 6mm dia attached to this assembly and I couldn't figure out how to detach it. I did not want to force it since it is not in a position I can see clearly and also considering I have to relocate it back later if I do not know how it is being install in place. You guys seems to be able to do it with ease so I need some advice here. Thank you in advance.