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Old 08-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #589
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Location: Northern Michigan
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Just completed this repair on both my front windows. The DIY were very helpful.

I went with URO aftermarket regulators and installed the zip tie fix on them before I even installed them, just to ensure I dont have this problem in the future. Everything went together well. There is only one slight difference I noticed after the install: when I roll the windows down all the way the top of the window used to sit flush with the weather stripping. Now the window stays above the weather stripping by maybe 1/8". Not a big deal, just something I noticed. Its crossed my mind it might be due to the extra tension on the cable from the zip tie fix, or it could just be a difference between the OEM and URO regulators. Regardless, i've got working windows and I'm a happy camper
2003 BMW 330i ZHP
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Wheelwell: 2003 BMW 3 Series
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