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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:56 PM
Rayg1022 Rayg1022 is offline
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After market window regulator 528i

Need some help ASAP I just bought the after market window regulator for my front left passenger window and have everything installed and it stops mid way on the way up. any ideas?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:00 PM
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Did it come with a new motor or did you transplant your old motor ?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:06 PM
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Did it come with a new motor or did you transplant your old motor ?
Using old motor... nothing was wrong with the motor
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:07 PM
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Using old motor... nothing was wrong with the motor
Is there DIY that shows the layout of the front driver side window? I have 3 star looking screws up top and 2 10mm for the bottom?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:30 PM
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The curvature of the guide rail is not correct ---> binding half way through.

This is the REAR regulator DIY I did a while back, but I showed where the problem could be, see post #16:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=556902
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:56 PM
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I had a problem with my window getting stuck half way. I lubed the track and it solved my problem. Hope that helps.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:56 PM
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Is there DIY that shows the layout of the front driver side window? I have 3 star looking screws up top and 2 10mm for the bottom?
Why not type /driver side window regulator in the best links?

You will never get a thread with more pictures than that!

- One user's effort to diagnose, rebuild, and replace a BMW E39 front driver side door window regulator (1) and how to remove a BMW E39 front passenger side door window regulator (1) (2) & the unintuitive trick to effortlessly loosen and tighten the astronomical cable tension without damaging the front door window regulator (1) & how to rebuild and restring your current E39 front door window regulator (1) & scores of pictures showing how NOT to remove & repair your front door window regulators (1) & how to replace just the rollers (1) (2)

Note: YOUR job, now, is to ADD VALUE by snapping a photo of YOUR SITUATION (so that others benefit from your effort).
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Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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