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Old 09-30-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Driver's window doesn't drop 1/4 inch

On my 2004 325ci conv, my window doesn't drop 1/4 inch when door opens. Also my interior lights do not come on. The passenger side works fine. The door locks and unlocks fine when using the ignition key. Can anyone help that may know what the problem may be?
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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your window regulator has likely failed

Originally Posted by ac_2007 View Post

I hope you come back in 5 years and read these posts.
You come off as an angry ghetto kid with mental issues.

I'm sure its really a stellar achievement to buy a five thousand dollar car, pimp it out craigslist wheels, and slap on some ebay springs.

Congratulations, your car is a disaster.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:47 PM   #3
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I have the same issue, with my passenger door.

VishTheFish, The window rolls up and down with the button as normal, but will not always do the 1/4 inch roll down when opened. Sometimes it works.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:04 PM   #4
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Sounds to me like the pinch isn't working. There is a strip in the window seal that helps with this and it could be worn out. I've found from reading this forum that it's somewhat common

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Old 09-30-2014, 09:15 PM   #5
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Interior light not coming on is the clue. It's your door lock actuator.

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Old 09-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #6
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I wouldn't count on the actuator solving all those problems though..
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