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Old 01-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Window issues I need help

New member here. I have a 2000 323i and the other day I made the passenger window go down and half way and then stopped, when I tried to make it go up nothing happened. I haven't moved this window in a very long time before this happened. Does any one have any ideas, the window will still go down further just not up. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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This.

Search youtube for e46 window regulator replacement BavAuto has a great video explaining this.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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...and 3M window weld roll available from any auto body supply store. Call up local autobody shop and ask where they get their supplies from. One roll for $12 will let you do every vapor barrier in your car and still have tons left to use in sockets to help hold bolts in...or screws on bits.

Known also a butyl tape (bmw term) or dumdum.

Do not get the caulk.

Also, get some extra door panel clips and the clips attaching the window to the regulator...just in case one or another is broken.

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Thanks I was thinking regulator but was confused because it still goes down just not up.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:08 PM   #6
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Thanks I was thinking regulator but was confused because it still goes down just not up.
Gravity carries the window down, friction from one side of the window being lifted prevents it from going up smoothly.

I posted this detailed information why this happens a couple years ago.
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Sounds logical, I didn't think of that. You guys are great
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