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Old 10-01-2007, 06:37 AM   #1
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Heard of this before? Window rolls up too high

Ok, well i sold my 02 325i for an 01 325ci. Luckily it didnt have to many problems that you would expect out of a used car. However, last week i went in to my local BMW specialist to get my window seals(torn up and old) and the trim inside(hanging down) done (roughly 300/side) because it was leaking air.

after that is done, i notice that it is leaking air worse than before. So i take it back in, they toy around with it for a while and tell me that the reason air is still leaking in is because my window rolls up too far when i close the door, forcing the window to bend slightly and allow air in along the side where the window bends.

Now, what they showed me was a little bolt behind the window(requires removing window to get to it) and they said theyre going to have to adjust that bolt and it will make the window come to the spot where its supposed to.

is this the only way to go about adjusting the window height or is there something else i can do that would prevent me from taking it back and spending another ~150 on an hour and a half of labor.



I wasnt too happy to find out that i spent 600+ dollar to fix something, and have it end up worse than before, then find out itll cost me 1-2 hours labor to fix it.

but he reset my airbag light without me asking/being charged and he didnt charge me for the hour or so he worked on it. So im glad i at least have an honest shop. But not happy to spend that kind of money and not have the problem fixed

anyways let me know if theres any other way.
and if not, if someone could tell me exactly what i need to do as far as removing the window and adjusting the bolt or anything else associated with adjusting the height of the window.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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I don't have a coupe but don't they have an adjustment hole behind the outer door rub strip? Good uck searching.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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I think they may be talking about the bolt that attaches the window to the window regulator. If that is the case, I'll fix that for you in about 40minutes for $20, haha.

Search the DIY thread for the window regulator zip-tie fix. I think it may even be a sticky. Anyway, that DIY shows you how easy it is to open up the door and access all of the parts.

And by the way, resetting the airbag light takes under 3 minutes. You just need a $65 tool that plugs into your car and you press a button pretty much.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:24 PM   #5
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thank you mkodama ill do a little more searching and try and find that thread.
an if it didnt cost me a few hundred in gas to get to cali id let you do it for 20 bucks haha. as far as the airbag light..the guy at the shop i take it to does it for free for me every time..or at least the 2 times ive needed it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:46 PM   #6
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yeah that happpened to me, i rolledthe window down, got in from the pass side, and rolled it up- went into dinner and then it was fine
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yeah that happpened to me, i rolledthe window down, got in from the pass side, and rolled it up- went into dinner and then it was fine
huh?
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
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when i went to get out of the car the window would either be too low or too high, so i shut the door with the window down, got into the passenger side and then rollled it up once the door was shut. then like 30 minutes later it worked fine
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Where did you take it BTW?
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I normally take it to Pauls Motor Werks off of hwy 2222 right before 620. Good shop, BMW Specialist, fair prices, and really nice people to deal with. but i ended up fixing it myself, i wrote up a DIY:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=513549
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