After reading this I decided to go ahead and buy a new regulator for my front right door, but I plan to add the zip-tie fix to hopefully make it last longer. The problem is that the place where I ordered it from is telling my that it's a new, redesigned regulator (still OEM) for my '03 325i sedan. The different design apparently needs a new sound insulation ($27) panel. Since the current insulation panel is already form fitting, then it doesn't sound too implausible. I've ordered from these guys in the past with no issues. RealOEM listed the regulator part number as 51337020660 & the sound insulation as 51487114714. Those were the ones I used at the site.
Anyone ever heard of any changes to the window regulator? Thanks!
Bought the vapor barrier just in case...but didn't need it. Going to return it. FYI-the vapor barrier doesn't come with mastic.
2003 BMW 325i Sedan
Hit 100k in Sep 2012
Last edited by surveyranger; 09-06-2013 at 04:24 PM.