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blackt330i 04-25-2011 10:48 PM

Vert Rear side window Molding
On my vert the black plastic piece in the image below broke and half of it fell off. My question is Is there a way to replace just the black plastic piece or am i better off going getting an entire window with the black piece intact from Ebay? Im scared of braking the window while removing the plastic piece still connected to the window. Any info or help is appreciated.



burntass 04-25-2011 11:22 PM

this interests me as well. bump.

duhprez 05-04-2011 12:12 AM

The black plastic molding is replaceable for the rear window. I ordered a pair from Tischer BMW and changed mine out last year.


Part Number: 51368209421 (left)

Part Number: 51368209422 (right)

I paid $63.59 per side

To remove the original molding, use a hair dryer to loosen up the adhesive then use a little bit of muscle to just pull it out. Then sparingly use silicon to re-adhere the new molding to the window. Don't lower the window and allow 24 hours for the silicon to cure.

dvendt 05-06-2011 11:14 PM

Hi, I have a similar issue, and was thinking of changing the whole glass window out. I am assuming you removed the whole window out to replace the moulding, please confirm and do you have procedures on how to remove? Was it difficult, any surprises to be aware of? Thanks

duhprez 05-07-2011 01:41 AM

You don't need to remove the entire glass to change out the molding. As mentioned, use a hair dryer to heat it up and it'll be easier to pull off. There's really no procedure.

I brought the parts to a body shop to change. I watched out they did it and it's simply heat up the molding and pull off.

blackt330i 05-09-2011 12:22 PM

Hey Thanks! I was really close to buying a new window on Ebay.

dvendt 05-09-2011 07:04 PM

ok, I have seen the window on ebay as well, thinking of buying it, but replace just the rubber moulding and it can be done witout taking the window out? Seems like you need to remove the interior quarter panel to expose that side of the glass, but I guess I'm wrong, anyway, I need to get this done, it is getting annoying now that vert season is here.

dvendt 05-10-2011 03:56 PM

I found a better picture description and price for those who will need this in the future, I will be ordering it as well. Thanks!


Phoenix330ci 05-13-2011 02:08 AM

Did this about a year and a half ago. That moulding was a super PITA to remove from the window. I didn't remove the window from the car. What I ended up doing was cutting the moulding off using a dremel. Once I cut it about 50%, I then was able to pull the moulding off the window. I bought some black window silicone from NAPA that they use to install windshield, 3M stuff. It stuck it back on real good.

arnold16890 04-30-2014 07:38 PM

I'm having a similar issue, bought a used window on ebay for $45 with a good condition seal. We'll see how hard it is to change the whole window haha

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