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Old 02-27-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Window Switches

My window switches have broken off, which I know is a common thing for e46's. I just don't want to dish out 50-60 dollars a switch.. does anyone know of any place where one could find them cheaper? or is 50 about as low as you'll find?
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:54 PM   #2
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You're talking about the plastic tab that you press to raise/lower the window right?
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:55 PM   #3
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Yes, those damn things have all broken.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:05 PM   #4
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All 4!?

Here's what I did, I have a coupe and the windows in the back open few inches lateral, so I didn't need the function. If this applies to you, take the module out and switch it around. You will notice they're not compatible. You gonna see black little black tabs, take them out and switch them. Basically, switch the internals of each side. Not challenging at all. The only down side is that you have to lift up to lower the window down and down to lift it up. You'll get used to it lol
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:13 AM   #5
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I recently had this happen to me...but i just needed to buy the flappy bit(s)
got them for $12.99 ea.
ebay item here
hint: search "BMW 3 Series E46 Window Switch Repair Button Cap Cover Replacement (Some X5 X3)"

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Old 03-04-2015, 08:41 PM   #6
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I recently had this happen to me...but i just needed to buy the flappy bit(s)
got them for $12.99 ea.
ebay item here
hint: search "BMW 3 Series E46 Window Switch Repair Button Cap Cover Replacement (Some X5 X3)"
How did you put the "flappy bits" back into the switches? my Switches work, I just need the flappy bits as well.
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