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Old 12-28-2009, 05:06 PM   #21
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Had the exact problem this fall. Ordered the switch, replaced it, all good.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #22
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I like the swap switch with another to see if it works.

If not, the only other thing I'll add, and I hope helps someone, someday at least...

Years ago in my '92 325i my window had some weird problem...and I think it was similar...it would go down in one press, but going up, it would only move an inch or two with each pressing of the switch.

Somewhere, thankfully, I found a DIY that fixed that issue for just the cost of a dap of epoxy.

There was a magnet in between motor and regulator mechanism...on a shaft that signaled when window was up (or something). Anyway, this round magnet had slide down the shaft maybe a half inch...because of that window failed.

If you search windows, magnet, regulator, E36, I bet that will come up...can't say it'll fix your issue, but I love these free fixes for something BMW would otherwise charge $350 for part and $300 for labor.

Anyway, for the archive if not there already.

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Old 12-28-2009, 05:52 PM   #23
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WINDOW REGULATOR.

I replaced 3/4 window regulators on my e46 already. You would think that the last thing you would have to worry about on a $40k+ car is the window not rolling up....
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #24
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search under my user name, back in August I had the same problem. Turned out to be the switch, not the regulator as everybody seems to think.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:21 AM   #25
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How much do they usually cost...I'm checking ebay and I'm looking at 100+ bucks ...sounds right? maan bmw
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:27 AM   #26
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Well guys check this out

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bmw-E...Q5fAccessories

They got a repair kit for 10 bucks shipped. I haven't opened the door panel to see if this is the faulty thing but can anybody make any sense in this working? He has good rating.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:38 AM   #27
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Well guys check this out

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bmw-E...Q5fAccessories

They got a repair kit for 10 bucks shipped. I haven't opened the door panel to see if this is the faulty thing but can anybody make any sense in this working? He has good rating.
Like to know about this myself.
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:10 PM   #28
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Talking cheaper!

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Like to know about this myself.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ndow+regulator


thats the cheaper way...Havent tried it but its almost FREE! and alot of other users say it worked
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:58 PM   #29
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Unhappy PLEASE ! PLEASE HELPPPP!!!! Window Problems

Ok, -19 in colorado today, bought a mini cooper s convertible as my winter car to my Red M3. Anyway still want to drive M3 on nice days.
A. Window went down would not come back up. 2 mos. ago it started
B. Have done: replaced switch, replaced motor, replaced regulator.
Now. With all new parts still no widow up, when I remove motor and still
have it hooked to switch and press down the motor spins for about 25 seconds, then stops. If I hit or hold the Up switch , I just hear a faint click in motor but
no spinning of gear, What is going on I am at my wits end please any advice will be appreciated...

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