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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-01-2007, 12:16 PM
JmsRad23 JmsRad23 is offline
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window motor dead

any ideas for fix? '85 318i. driver side window motor dead (really.) on door panel is the round plastic cover and inside is the hex shaped job that is (i'm told) to be cranked when power window doesn't work. took off cover and tried to crank. could not get it to move and didn't want to force it too much. any solutions much appreciated.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:13 AM
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any ideas guys?
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:21 AM
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Are you sure motor is dead? Our passenger side window went dead, I pulled the switch on the transmission and separated the button from the switch. Sprayed it with old TV tuner spray, back together, up and running.
If not sure about motor, worth a try! Good luck!
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:10 PM
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yeah, did that and nothing..

yeah, did that. even switched rear switch with front switch. (both of them work on back window, but nada happens on driver side.) ???
any other ideas?
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:43 PM
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That was a good test you pulled. I would start shopping a new motor cost for do it yourself then call dealer or better an independent shop for their price on window repair. Then its decision time, compare to see if worth your time.. I would say it could be gears but you should hear the motor whine. Sorry nothing more. Again good luck.
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