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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 04-25-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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Driver window problem. Regulator or something else?

My driver window is taking a long time to go down and longer to go up. I don't think its the regulator because it moves up and down all the way, just squeaks and creaks. Also takes a good amount of time to complete the process. Does my window just need to be re-aligned or is it my window regulator?

2005 325i btw
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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Search for window reg ziptie fix. Mine did the same thing, and this fixed it.

Make sure you disconnect the battery, because of the airbag/airbag light.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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Or just put a new regulator in, mine was slow and noisy, a new one fixed it, just don't get an E-Bay one.
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