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Old 03-30-2009, 12:05 PM
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I could use a set. Please pm the details.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:36 PM
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i need a set for my back left window. please pm me info
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:37 PM
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Hello Lance, I could use a pair. Please PM details.

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Old 04-09-2009, 06:31 AM
TurboEnginerd TurboEnginerd is offline
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Please Help!

Ok for those of you who have made this repair. I have a question. I know that I definitely need to replace the whole regulator on my 2000 528i because the regulator cable is jammed up in the wheel and the slider is bent (among other things); however, I can't get my old regulator out. The top pulley, located behind the soft plastic and window glass, is attached with a torx bolt (T25-T30?). I tried to take a picture of it but couldn't get anything decent through the dirty plastic. There is only about a 1/4 inch of clearance between the glass and the bolt head, so how am I supposed to get a torx head in there? Anyone have the same problem? I am at a loss of how to take this thing out. Also, my dealer only supplies the regulator with attached motor for $346. Where did you guys find just the regulator, or if someone already bought one for the back right window and wants to fix the bracket with Lance's jig, I would be interested in purchasing it from you at a discount. I have the window taped for now, but that isn't going to do for long. Please help.

Jason
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:54 PM
Lancem Lancem is offline
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Jason,
Take a look at the instructions and the videos at my site and it will show you how to remove the regulator. www.bmwrepairkit.com I think most have been buying regulators without the motors on ebay.

Lance
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:35 PM
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Lance - I need a set also - please PM the details.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:06 AM
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:33 PM
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i need a window regulator repair kit for my bmw 528i 98 how much are they this my email ismel209@hotmail.com
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:58 PM
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Email sent,
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:38 PM
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How can I know if it is the nut or the cable? My right rear window, wouldnt come back up, I hear the motor running, and a thud when the glass should have reached the top, and again when it should reach the bottom... Dealer wants 450$ installed for a new regulator.....
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  #186  
Old 04-21-2009, 03:18 AM
Lancem Lancem is offline
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Typically if the cable breaks or comes off the pulleys things get bound up and will stall the motor out, since you can hear the motor running and the nut hitting top and bottom I'd say the nut has torn loose from the slider. The only real way to tell is to open the door pannel up and take a look. Take a look at the photo instructions and the videos at my site to see what you'll be looking for, www.bmwrepairkit.com

Lance
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:05 PM
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Hi Lance,
I sure could use a set, summer is coming fast.
thanks, Manuel
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:04 PM
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So this kit fixs the little metal piece of metal that broke off the regulator that holds up the window?
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Lancem Lancem is offline
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EroticDrea,

Yes, around the wire nut that is captured on the slider (as I call it) the metal bends and/or breaks away, freeing the wire nut and so then the window slides freely up and down with no control. The repair part captures the wire nut in the correct position and keeps it there with a nut and bolt, a permanent fix. There are photo instructions and install videos on my website, www.bmwrepairkit.com that will show you exactly what is in the kit and how it repairs the regulator. Bimmerfest members get the kit for $15 shipped, drop me a PM for ordering information if you are interested.

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Old 04-25-2009, 09:07 AM
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Need one too Lance, and thanks for making the price cheaper for the forum members. This really helps out a lot!

I have a 98 540, and I will be needing both rear sides. PM me.

Thanks again
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:58 PM
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Need one too Lance, and thanks for making the price cheaper for the forum members. This really helps out a lot!

I have a 98 540, and I will be needing both rear sides. PM me.

Thanks again
PM sent,

It was forum members that brought this all along to where it is today, figure you guys deserve a break
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:20 PM
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place order

Hi Lance I sent you a PM I'd like to Pay Pal you but I cant seam to come up with your email address. thank you, Matt
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:55 AM
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Angie r,
Email sent
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:09 AM
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Just sent ya a PM, Lance! Thanks
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:20 AM
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PM sent,

It was forum members that brought this all along to where it is today, figure you guys deserve a break

My friend was sad to find out you have a $15 fix as she spent two trips at BMW for the 'rig' that still leaves the window inoperable and her pocketbook $50 lighter each trip! =)
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:51 PM
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PM sent mugsy, let's see if we can get her fixed up!!

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Old 05-08-2009, 05:30 AM
Stuart 214 Stuart 214 is offline
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Can the cable be placed back into track???

I have made several repairs over the years to my 97 528i for rear driver side window. This time the cable, which is still intact came off of the plastic wheels (track). Can I get the cable back onto the track? How? I have played with it for a short time and stopped to ask this question. Should I just plan on replacing it all?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:28 PM
Lancem Lancem is offline
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Stuart,
I'm working with a regulator out of the car so what I'm going to decribe may be best seen with it out of the car.

There are the two black plastic coated cable housings coming from the motor. At the motor end there is a spring on each one which tensions the housing. At the regulator end choose one of the housings and pull it straight out of the regulator doing so will take all of the tension out of the cable, string the cable as required to get it back to normal then making sure the cable housing is in it's holder at the motor end compress the spring and reinsert the housing at the regulator end, this will retension the cable and all should be good to go.

Hope this helps,
Lance
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:23 AM
Stuart 214 Stuart 214 is offline
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Lance: Thank you very much. The regulator is still in the vehicle and even after I got it back into place using your instructions I noticed that the protective cable covering had come off one of the regulator ends. I also noticed that the plastic regulator wheel at the top had been nicked and cut in several places by the cable. I tried placing it back into the slot and around the cable but the cable remained loose. I feel certain it will slip out again. SO I bit the bullet and ebayed a new regulator. Viewing the videos I feel pretty good I can remove the glass from the car and replace the regulator if I have to. How hard would it be NOT to remove the glass and remove and then replace the top nut (10MM) holding the regulator? The motor works fine.
How do you remove the old regulator from the motor. Is it just couple of screws attaching them together?

Thanks
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:19 PM
Lancem Lancem is offline
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People have removed the regulator without removing the glass but I think it's a lot tougher than taking the glass out. I'm pretty sure all you have to do to remove the motor is take out 4 screws and it pulls right out.

Lance
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