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Old 01-22-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy 2002 330ci- passenger window stuck down

I know a lot of times this is the regulator but I think this is something different.

Last night my girlfriend spilled juice by the cup holders that spilled also onto the window switches by the shifter. Immediately after both front and rear windows went the whole way down, and got stuck in that position.

I got into the car this morning for work in 15 degrees Fahrenheit, and tried the windows again. The rear side window came back in, but the front one still did not move. So with that being said, since the switch got wet in such cold temperatures could something of froze? Not sure what to do, this happened before and only needed awhile for the switch to dry off and then easily went up.

It's freezing cold and desperately need to get my window up.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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Take off the switches, open them, spray some contact cleaner let them dry and retry
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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It's freezing cold and desperately need to get my window up.
Disconnect the window switches and then use your key in the driver's door lock, turn to lock and hold. Hopefully your car is programmed to lock the door, close the windows and sunroof. Buy new switches or good used ones. I see them on eBay for not much money.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:04 PM   #4
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^^ what they said^^ and never ever let your girlfriend drink in your car again!


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Old 01-22-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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^^ what they said^^ and never ever let your girlfriend drink in your car again!


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Women can't do anything in a car without breaking or staining something. Hope you figure it out OP.


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Old 01-22-2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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Women can't do anything in a car without breaking or staining something. Hope you figure it out OP.


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Old 01-22-2014, 06:32 PM   #7
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Lol. I guess that could be interpreted a couple different ways.


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Old 01-22-2014, 06:44 PM   #8
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Doug has stained his interior before. With something red. I'm not allowed to say what.
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