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Old 10-09-2012, 11:33 AM
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Window regulator fix: Help your old car get it up for $1.00

I picked up my 1995 540i/6 a few months ago. The windows suck. I bought replacement plastic gears that go under the metal plate inside the round section of the window motor. I found that the plate slips paste the plastic gear, causing the window to not move. So I followed the DIY directing you to put in two wood screws, yank out the plate and replace the plastic gear. Upon inserting the screws and not having any luck pulling the guts out, I found that the window went down and back up without any extra laboring of the window motor. So I left the screws in, used a dremel tool to cut them with enough left to twist them out later and still be able to glue the plastic covers back in. I now have 4 working windows. One little niggle is that the windows do not sense when they are topped or bottomed out. This may be because some slip between the metal plate and the plastic gear causes a sensor to stop the motor. Either way, my windows go up now and I don't look like a chump when I go through the drive through.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:45 AM
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I could not get the video to work. Could you just copy/paste the entire post that you put on the picture thread?

PS: Love the title of the new thread
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:47 AM
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I could not get the video to work. Could you just copy/paste the entire post that you put on the picture thread?

PS: Love the title of the new thread
There sorry I put a link from my video manager page on accident.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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Yep. Works now
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It's Deja Poo - as in, I've heard this **** before.
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Calypso Red 1992 525i with 200K miles

1991 735i - Sold
1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:10 PM
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Thank you posting the video! Sums things up nicely.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:15 AM
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Great video, I have two windows that are doing the same thing. I have yet to pull them apart, but assumed the plastic gears were stripped, but maybe something like this will fix mine as well.
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