Turns out, the window regulator broke, and the glass vanished into the door. Without a working motor, the window wouldn't go back up. The price to fix it? $350-500.
Unless you do it yourself.
|First I took the door panel off. (And left it in my kitchen because that's kinda funny.)|
|Then I removed the plastic weather seal and disconnected the wires.|
|Here's the shiny new regulator. I could've bought it online, but I spent a little more to get it from Engler Bros Auto Parts in Santa Monica. The reason? If we all keep buying everything from Amazon, there won't be small businesses in a few years.|
|Repair time: about 2 hours. Total cost: under $100.|