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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 01-02-2008, 05:19 AM
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are you illiterate?
very nice bike... and yes, he is.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:38 AM
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what happens if you're driving with a passenger in your front seat and one of you lets out a fart...and it stinks...in this situation i like to crack rear windows and open the sunroof to cary the smell out the back windows...

this is when it is useful to have functioning back windows!
You mean you don't initiate a "No Fart" policy to your passengers upon entering like I do?? I make it very clear right up front. Yessir...
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:52 AM
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are you illiterate?
**** i was half asleep, nevermind that. I dont possess the brown magic like you
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:44 AM
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which front regulator, i think my driver's one might be on its way out. The window is struggling a bit with the weather, passenger side is fine.
try shootin some wd-40 down the window tracks. it's what we do at time when windows act like yours.
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try shootin some wd-40 down the window tracks. it's what we do at time when windows act like yours.
WD-40 is a solvent, and dries out rubber etc. Using it on the window tracks would be a very temporary solution. Get white lithium or silicone lubricant and use that.........lasts longer with no side effects.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:50 AM
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very nice bike... and yes, he is.
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**** i was half asleep, nevermind that. I dont possess the brown magic like you
im sure you were half asleep
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:25 AM
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**** i was half asleep, nevermind that. I dont possess the brown magic like you
10:30am... like clock work.
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Old thread ... but ...

... I thought I was the only one to ask this question ...

- Do you know a good way to keep a side window up (now off the track) for a few days



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Old 12-21-2010, 04:21 PM
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Use a whole tube of construction adhesive on each window - make sure a lot oozes out and smears.

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For those reading this thread, this fellow from roadfly E39 forum (I think his name was ? Lance); did the analysis, fabricated the repair kit for $25 and is on sales on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...ht_1135wt_1144

The procedure is here:
http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/e39/8965453-1.html










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Or you can find used ones or even go here and have yours repaired or buy one and they will buy back your broken one http://www.regulatorusa.com/
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:21 PM
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There's a guy on the E46 forums today contemplating using JB Weld to repair the plastic pieces ...
-> E46 (1999 - 2006) > JB Weld to fix window regulator issue

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What do you guys think of using JB weld to fix or prevent the common problem of the plastic piece breaking, which causes the metal bead to pop out of its place? I had an idea of just using JB weld to bond the metal bead to the plastic piece... thoughts?
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:28 PM
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funny idea, didn't read any of the other 60+ responds, so the question I have is why do you need to lock them? It seem like they are already locked.

All four on my 330i have been replaced, under warranty. Now, the front passenger started to make loud noise , and the driver side is dead The only reason why are rears are still in operation is because I don't use them. Do you think I want to pay to have the front two replaced at my expense? Not.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:37 PM
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I am currently using a pair of vice grips on the metal track to hold the window up until I get around to replacing it. Seems to be working out fine. I have driven it a whole week without the window falling back down (over railroad tracks and various potholes, the roads aren't so good in my neck of the woods). Also, I used a bit of tape at the top like bluebee did in order to ensure it didn't fall back down. The stopper in the track and the tape up top seems to be a good combination for a temporary fix.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:21 PM
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A nice thread from cn90 on non-BMW window regulator repair kit fabrication is over here today:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Since i'm too cheap to buy new rear window regulators, how about a DIY to lock them?
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