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Old 04-09-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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Quarter Panel Glass moulding

Hi guys. Anyone have an idea on the difficulty of replacing the rubber molding that fits up against the rear passenger window glass? Should any body shop be able or could this be a DIY? Thanks! ( See pic. Figure 2 )
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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Also interested in Knowing this. Did you ever get and answer?
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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Sorry, no answer. Guess I am going to try and tackle it at some point.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:01 PM   #4
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Hey. i actually re-read your post, its not the same part im looking for. But I did find your part on BMWfans.

http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4...ing_mechanism/

Its number 8. Im not sure if its easy to replace but I hope that helped a little.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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It's unreplaceable. I tried gluing mine back, it only made it worse once it fell apart again. I ended up just buying a used window on eBay. I didn't want to pay the $500+ i was quoted for at the dealer. Oh, and i tried ordering the part itself but i ended up ordering the wrong parts. The dealer told me even if i had that rubber strip, it would be more work to replace it then to just replace the window. Sucks, i know.

EDIT: Don't buy any of those separate pieces for over a $100. Do yourself a favor and get a used window for less.
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