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Old 12-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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2001 BMW 325i::Question about wiring for passenger rear window switch

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I used the window switch from the driver seat to roll down the right rear passenger window. During that operation I heard what sounded like a screw loosen and fall into inside doorwell. After which window would not go up or down. Using information from this forum I took the right rear door panel off and found that the there is a screw which is inserted into the window which allows the window motor to move the glass had simply become loose and fallen off. Simply inserting the screw and bolt resolved the issue. In putting the door back together, last step is to reinsert the black window switch which resides in the door handle, there are 3 wires which became disconnected. I cannot seem to simply get the small wire endings to go back into slots. The windows is fully functional from driver control switch but these wires of course prevent switch from passenger side from working.

Is there a trick or suggestion on how to get the wires back into these slots? I attached a photo of the switch.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what happened there, but those terminals appear to have never been crimped to the wires in the first place. Looks like a factory defect. That shouldn't be exposed like that anyways. That's broken.

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Old 12-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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OK, thank you for the response. That explains why it was so strange when it just came loose as I did not use force or anything which would pull the wires out.
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