The front right ( UK drivers side) electric window on my 2004 Forester has never worked, and today I took the motor out to inspect - and it's toast, utterly rotten.

Is it the same as the back one? I know the regulators are different, but are the motors? Is it the same as the pre 2002 models?

New motors seem to go for a fortune on eBay, so I'm hoping I can find either a decent second hand one or a cheaper alternative...

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Not to be contrary to @JoshCaswell, but I'm seeing as how the left front/right rear are the same motor, as is the right front/left rear. Using the numbers he gave, I'm seeing the following as alternate parts numbers:

FL/RR: 61188FE001, 61188FE002, 61188FE021, 61188FE022, 61188SA011, 62113FC100, 62188SA000, 62188SA001, 62188SA002, 63113FC100

FR/LR: 61188FE011, 61188FE012, 61188FE031, 61188FE032, 61188SA000, 61188SA001, 62113FC110, 62188SA010, 62188SA011, 62188SA012, 63113FC110

  • That is interesting. The Subaru part numbers for the four doors' motors are definitely different: Front Right 61188SA001 Rear Right 62188SA001 Rear Left 62188SA011, but I guess that doesn't mean that they aren't the same piece after all.
    – jscs
    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:13
  • @JoshCaswell - It surprised me as well. Jul 31, 2015 at 2:31
  • I've ordered one of those, so I'll update this when it arrives...
    – Nick C
    Jul 31, 2015 at 8:43
  • Fitted the new motor yesterday - it fitted and worked perfectly :)
    – Nick C
    Aug 11, 2015 at 9:20
  • Awesome! I'm glad it worked out for you ;-) Aug 11, 2015 at 12:38

Based on the parts diagrams and lists on Opposed Forces, you are out of luck as far as using a rear door's motor. Each of the four doors has its own part number; the front right's number is 61188SA001 whereas the front left is 61188SA010.

On the other hand, if you see the usage list for 61188SA001, this part seems to have been used on a wide range of S11 vehicles. In the UK/Europe, Foresters built from 2002 to mid-2006 will have this part, as will USDM models from late 2001 through the beginning of 2007.

There is also an alternative part number, 61188SA000, from earlier Forester models, that will fit.

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