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Old 10-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Driver side window replacement help

So my battery died and the window trap protection got stuck in the up position. When i closed the dorr and left it for 3 hours the stress shattered the glass. I called SAFELITE and they came out to put a new PWG one in. We couldnt get it working so he was going to order a factory BMW window becasue he thought the glass was out of spec (there was also a LOT of play in the window when you shook it). They came back today with the SAME window, but this guy was smart and he played with everything. Apparently youre not supposed to remove the regulator clamps becuse they are tensioned and weighted. Well the first guy did to get the glass out and the window wasnt lined up in the bushing clips on the clamps. So he lined it up in hte bushings and we thought that would do it (the rear clamp was still missing one bushing so there was still some play). This still didnt work even when he shifted the window back and forth and up and down to try to get it in the right position. The issue is that when the trap protection goes back up, the window is on the outside of the trim rather than going up into it. And its not as flush as the passenger side window which is factory. SO its one of 3 possible things.

1. The missing bushing is causing to much play in the window and not letting it be flush with the trim when the door is closed.

2. The tension on the regulator clamps is messed up.

3. The glass is out of spec. This seems to be the case becasue when we were shifting it up and down to match the passenger window, whichever side we put further up, there was a large gap on the other side.

Has anyone had to replace a window and had problems???
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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