Wolf Miata Power Window Kit

[3/12/2005] Reviewed by: Hal McGee - wmcgee@triad.rr.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Power Window Kit with wiring, motors and switches. Mechanical components excellent, instructions excellent, and wiring more than adequate but does require some crafting, proper tools required. Highly recommend.

I spent the last week installing this and the power door locks in the evenings. When you order more than one item, you get a discount from Wolf, plus if you already have the door and dash apart, you might as well do as much as you can. All mechanical parts provided excellent fit for the application. The wiring is supplied to cover many situations but I had to do some crafting with standard electrical crimping tools. I had the hardest time getting the wires into the doors. Wiring colors did not exactly match the instructions, but it was easy to see how to wire the kit. Also have to craft fitting the switches into the console but instructions were easy to follow. Provided plugs for window cranks need crafting to fit.

Be patient during the install. I used a bent coat hanger to get the wires though the side walls. I removed the boots from the side wall to ease threading of the wire, reinstalling the boots is difficult. Get an electrical crimping tool. I found I had to do some cleanup of the rails when I installed this to solve slow windows. The rails on the drivers side had all the original grease in the bottom and was causing some bogging of the window motor. I also put in some lithium grease while I was at it and this improved performance. The plastic sheet on the doors is easy to tear, so be careful while removing. The glue is very sticky as well. Overall very pleased. Makes car more fun to be in! I successfuly installed this product without having to contact customer support. Highly recommend.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

Wolf Miata Power Window kit

[12/14/2002] Reviewed by: dono - donoroyal@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

wolf power window kit

This product is incredibly easy to install. It took me perhaps two hours to complete. My only complaint is that the windows do not roll up as quickly as I had anticipated. I had read that others were quite pleased with the speed with which the windows moved. At first, I experienced significant patches where the window basically "stalled." I added some ball bearing grease to the tracks, which improved movement; however, I have better speed on my 1987 rx-7 power windows. I contacted Wolf above this problem and got the prolix response, "check the glass to see if it moves smoothly before operating." Duh! Thanks for the insight guys. I just think the motors don't have enough power. Otherwise, it is very sharp, and I had no problems with the switches as others have had.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[3/7/2002] Reviewed by: Rebecca Jean Williford - rebeccajeanw@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Power window kit to upgrade from manual windows to power (that's what I did).

Somewhat frustrating but overall I was satisfied. The directions could have been a little less vague, but I figured it out eventually. The wiring was a bit of a headache!

I had a couple problems taking apart the console and taking off the door panels because the previous owner had a lot of extras installed and in taking off the console I had to rip out the wiring for the alarm/remote system (there was no slack in the wire, and they were very fragile) so I have to re-solder that. I also managed to blow a fuse while getting all the wires in place- that was a headache. One of the switches won't light up but the windows still roll up and down. I bought it directly from Wolf as John Dachik suggested... saved money, and they were very friendly and shipped it to me within two days! If i had it to do over I think I might just get them installed by someone else.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[9/3/2001] Reviewed by: Tom Conley - tconley69@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Wolf Power window conversion

I installed and used this product for 4 months

This is an excellent product, well built and executed. The instructions are well laid out, very concise and easy to follow except for references to driver side and passenger side.( the car used in the illustrations was RHD) The hardest part of the installation was feeding the wires through the door boots. The fit of parts and the quality of the parts is extremely high. My only complaint is in the choice of the electrical connections supplied, because the required special crimpers. The operation of the windows is great, quick and quiet. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend these windows to anyone.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[7/7/2001] Reviewed by: Joachim Feise - jfeise@uci.edu

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Kit to replace manual windows. Includes motor, regulator, wiring, switches.

High quality. Straightforward installation. Works like a charm.

Excellent customer service. Switch light had a malfunction, they sent a new one right away at no charge. They are quick to answer any question by email. Highly recommended.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[3/18/2001] Reviewed by: John Dachik - johndachik2@webtv.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Direct bolt in power window kit to either replace manual windows, or broken/slow OEM power windows (as in my case). Includes motor, regulator, switch and wiring.

Excellent. I sent this review earlier, and it apparently didn't go through, but I felt this is a good enough product that I should sent it again.

Very high quality. Straight forward if tedious installation. Windows now move as fast if not faster than any power window I've experienced. Excellent customer service. Shipped at no extra charge by 2-day express from UK, and delivered as promptly as advertised. This is the same kit that Moss sells, except buying direct from Wolf saves about $45. Highly recommended.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

Wolf one touch power window module

[2/4/2001] Reviewed by: John Dachik - johndachik2@webtv.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Power Window kit sold by www.wolfmiata.com in UK.

Excellent. Just installed today, but seem to run great. As quick as any power window I've seen on any car. I purchased to replace one busted OEM motor, but other one was running really slow - probably on its way out. The new motors are very smooth. Comes with illuminated switches which I will probably eventually install. For now I'm using the factory switch which works fine - though they're prone to getting dirty and malfunctioning. Very good instructions with color pictures, though there are a few adjustments that must be made if your car came with power windows. These differences are not addressed in the instructions since Wolf probably sells the vast majority of these kits to those who have manual windows. Installation otherwise was pretty straightforward. Bolts right in, no sweat.

Highly recommended. At $295 including shipping from the UK it is an excellent upgrade or a less expensive alternative to replacing the inferior stock system. This is the same system Moss sells -Moss just tacks on another $35 and charges you shipping, nice huh? Wolf shipped the kit right away even though the entire order, and preliminary Q&A were done via email. Very good customer service.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[12/21/2000] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Wolf one touch power window module which lets you roll up or down the window with a single flick of the button. One module control both the passenger and the driver sides. Installation is not very difficult. After removing the central console, it is more or less a simple wiring job, provided that you know which wire from the module should be connected to which wire in the car.

The instruction gives you direction for hooking it up to the OE M2 power window system. However, it does not provide OE M1 power window system information. Wolf supposes (wrongly) that all M1 user will get a after market power window kit from them :-| and so it only tells you how to hook it up to their own system. I e-mail Moss Motor asking for help but they never return mail, not even a mail-bot reply (I live in Hong Kong, so I just e-mail them). I am not happy with this (mean no more business with them). Eventually, I found Wolf site URl and so I ask then for help. Their reply was prompt, though not very useful (they e-mail the M2 instruction to me again) So some experiments was done and I blew two fuses while trying. Eventually, after some struggling and with the help from the Enthusiast Handbook and the M2 instruction (so, it is not totally unuseful) I successfully installed it.

It can also be hooked up to the alarm system so that when you switch on the alarm, it automatically rolls up the windows. However, as I don't want to mess with the alarm, and I do not know where I can find a permanent live wire with enough power to drive the window motors, I give up this extra goodie. Once you know which wire to connect, it is simple. It works and I can concentrate on my driving because I don't need to fiddle with the window buttons for more than a second. Consider the strange window buttons placement, I find it quite a useful add-on. Incomplete instruction notwithstanding, I would recommend it. (Wolf has asked me for the M1 OE connection info, and I have given them. Hope that they can verify it and include it with the kit.)

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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