R56 window mechanism
My wife has a 2007 Mini Cooper and a few days ago I took it to my local garage (I live on Crete, Greece) and asked them to re paint the roof.
I also asked them to check the passenger door (it's a LHD) because the window was not closing correctly i.e. it would close but not tight under the lip of the roof like it's supposed to and because of this it leaves a small gap between door and roof. You can push the glass in but this is obviously none too satisfactory.
Anyway, they came back to me this morning and said I would need a complete new mechanism - not the motor - and it would cost €180.
I have a couple of questions.
1. Does it really need a new mechanism or is this a common problem others have come across and is there a simple fix?
2. If it does need a new mechanism where's the best place to buy in the UK or US? I've checked all the usual suspects e.g. eBay and found one for £40 but unfortunately it was for the other door.
Any help / advice would be much appreciated.