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Old 04-04-2005, 02:04 PM
dopple dopple is offline
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Window problems 318ti

Window is off regulator or regulator is wasted on 318ti has power but is cocky in tracks. Are there directions somewhere on opening up door panel to try and fix and if so I hear it is not too easy. Car is a little old (138k) but I still love it alot. I am not afraid to pop off the panel to look and maybe I can just put it back in its tracks or something. Buying a great 525ti for wife so money is tight. Write if you wish. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:24 PM
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I had a similar problem in a '95 318i, where the window dropped into the door. You need to buy the two little pastic clips at the bottom of the window galss AND 10 of the plastic clips that hold the door panel on (the old panel clips will shear off due to to age and the clips cost practically nothing). Remove the obvious door panel screws, including the one under the little clip you slide up. Then pull the door panel out at the bottom and then out along the sides, then lift the whole panel out at the bottom about 20 degrees while pushing up, so the top of the panel comes off the clips along the rail at the top of the door. Then remove the white plastic sash clips at the bottom of the glass by sliding the metal circlips back with a screw driver, with the window almost all the way down. Push the new sash clips straight on -- no need to move the circlips. Relube with white lithium grease and operate the window to make sure you have the window running in the tracks at the front and the back. If the window is off the tracks, do the front first and then the back. The glass will sqeeze in without removing the tracks although it won't seem like it at first. Then the tricky part: Push the top of the panel onto the rail at the top of the door while rotating the bottom of the panel down from about 20 degrees out and into the "flat position" (more or less), and then make sure the power mirror switch is through the panel so you can get to it, and then use a small screwdriver to line up EACH of the 10 panel clips, one at a time and pushing that one clip into place, the 2-3 fronts first, then the 2-3 backs (top to bottom, reverse of removal) and then the 5-6 bottom clips, one clip at a time. It takes less than an hour.
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