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Old 09-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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E46 coupe REAR WONDOW HELP

So, yesterday I went into Dunkin' Donuts, leaving my car running with my puppy in it, as well as with the heat on. I came back & sure enough, the puppy had locked the door with her paw. Now the heat was on 91 on high and I was kind of freaking out because I was nervous about my puppy. Long story short, my rear window in my 2001 E46 coupe was open. So I pulled the window off the rod that is connected to the window drive.

My question is, I have already visited www.realOEM.com and got the diagram of the pieces but still can't figure out if they sell only the rod that is connected to the drive. Do I have to buy the whole drive to get the rod? I know I'll have to buy the smaller pieces like the grommetts and washer ect, but the plastics piece at the end of the rod broke off.

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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You are going to have to use terminology more specific than "rod" and "drive" for us to help you out.

What piece in the diagram are you looking to purchase? Window regulator? Window motor? something else?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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Realoem indicates it is one piece.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...87&hg=51&fg=05

Price isn't TOO bad considering your puppy needed to be saved.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/67158238743/ES184248/
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That rod can be disconnected and reconnected.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/j.walkd...indowTrims.pdf
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Well #1 thanks guys. #2 those ARE the OEM actual names of the parts lol. I guess I'll have to grab a used one of eBay . Can't find any DIY though. Ican probably just figure it out but if anyone has one or know of one let me know - I'd appreciate it!
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Well #1 thanks guys. #2 those ARE the OEM actual names of the parts lol. I guess I'll have to grab a used one of eBay . Can't find any DIY though. Ican probably just figure it out but if anyone has one or know of one let me know - I'd appreciate it!
DIY to remove the motor drive itself? Follow the coupe rear deck DIYs. There's a couple here. An original, then another (by me) that supplements it. Lots of details.
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Well #1 thanks guys. #2 those ARE the OEM actual names of the parts lol. I guess I'll have to grab a used one of eBay . Can't find any DIY though. Ican probably just figure it out but if anyone has one or know of one let me know - I'd appreciate it!
My fault. Was thinking sedan, not coupe.
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