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Old 05-11-2009, 05:13 PM
Stuart 214 Stuart 214 is offline
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Thanks Lance: I will let you know
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:47 AM
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Lance: Job is done w/new regulator installed. I did remove the window but the 10mm bolt at the top CAN EASILY BE REMOVED with the window still in place in the UP position. The problem is once you remove it and take the regulator out RESTARTING the bolt is very difficult with the window in the door.
The old MOTOR (which I reused) came undone from the old regulator with 5 screws and was easy to reattach.
Thanks for your help.
JOB DONE
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:48 AM
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The '98 540i has broken both its rear window regulators, the first one long ago the second one last year (in the CCA corral at the Monterey Historics as we were loading up to head to the hotel...) and I wish I'd found this then.

The '00 M5 right rear window is making the same clicking noise the '98 did (in large measure, no doubt, because our three-year-old now has control of her own window) and I'm assuming the failure is going to be similar. The part # changed midyear '99 - anyone able to tell me how different the new unit is?

Lance, do you have parts for the later ones?

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Old 07-06-2009, 12:47 PM
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JEM, Sorry for the delay in answering your post, No I don't have anything for the later regulators, I've never been able to get hold of one to see what it would take to repair one.

Lance
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:06 PM
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Busted regulator

Lance on one of my BMW528i's the regulator has crapped out. Do you still have those great kits you were making? Please
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:40 PM
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Frantz, PM sent, I've still have kits available.

Lance
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:56 AM
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Regulators

Hey Lance-

I've got a 528 with both rear window regulators broken. I'd love to get a hold of one of you kits if they are still available.

Thanks,
Jordan Padgett
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:08 PM
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Hi Lance M,

I finished the repair on both my rear E39 window regulators and they work great now. I would like to mention that when I initially installed them the extra metal added to the slider by the kit rubbed against the door pillar. I didn't want to remove them and sand the pillar as suggested, so instead i pullled on the regulator track to create more space between it and the pillar and after about 5 minutes of bending it out the window moved up and down smoothly with no hesitation. Thanks for the kit

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:47 PM
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Good deal, yes some cars hit some don't one door of mine did and I spaced it out with a piece of folded intertube, pretty much the same thing you did just not as scarry

Enjoy and Thanks!

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:43 PM
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Need a kit and cable info

I'd like to purchase a kit. How do I do so?
Also the cables have come off the pulleys in the regulator. Any info on how to properly re-route them?
Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:03 PM
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PM sent on order info, To redue the cable, once you have the regulator out of the car you will see the 2 plastic cable housings that run betweent he motor and the regulator, pull one of them out of the regulator, that will give you the slack you need in the cable to restring the regulator. Once you have the cable restrung, push back on the housing you disconnected to compress the spring at the motor end and get the housing back into the regulator, this will retension the cable and you should be good to go.

Lance
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:37 PM
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Hi Lance,

Both rear regulators broke. 98 540i. Although I haven't read all the posts (and bimmerforums link has a problem for me), please sent email to

d_d69@ymail.com

with whats required.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:09 PM
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Email sent

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Old 07-25-2009, 10:51 AM
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Left rear window needs your fix. Please send me the details of how to order your kit.
Thanks
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:21 AM
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PM sent.

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:22 PM
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Hello Lance,

I have a 540i that have the same problems in both the right and left doors. Can I get information from you to where I can send to get your kit?

Thank you very much!
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:53 PM
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PM sent,

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Old 08-16-2009, 05:12 PM
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I would like to order that repair kit if still available.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:58 AM
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:27 PM
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Does anyone have instructions on how to route the cables in the regulator? I've got the kit to fix the issue, but the cable has come off all the pulleys and I can't figure out how to get them back on. I haven't been able to fine a good picture or instructions anywhere either.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:53 PM
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I'd send you some pics but I'm in Korea this week... To get slack in the cables so you can restring it take and remove one of the plastic coated cable housings from the regulator, they run between the motor and the regulator. This will allow you to restring the cable and then when you are ready push the housing against the spring at the motor end and put the other end back into the regulator.

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Lance,
Any pictures you could post when you get back would be helpful.
Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:41 PM
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Does anyone have instructions on how to route the cables in the regulator? I've got the kit to fix the issue, but the cable has come off all the pulleys and I can't figure out how to get them back on. I haven't been able to fine a good picture or instructions anywhere either.
I have started a thread here, that I never finished...

But it has many pictures and you can see how to reassemble the regulator back together. I did this 2 years ago and it is still good. (touch wood... !!!).

It will be much easier for you if you have another pair of hands to help you. You need somebody with strong hands. You need to squeeze the spring all the way in when you put that together. But in the end, my friend did not help me good enough, and I did it by myself on my kitchen table. You'll need to have very strong fingers...

Anyway, here is the link: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...58#post2572558

Good luck,

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:53 PM
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diy kit

lance,

I am looking for a passenger rear window regulator repair kit for my 2000 bmw 540i.Can I purchase your kit from you?

Last edited by sam siu; 09-11-2009 at 08:58 PM.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:00 PM
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Hi Sam,
Sorry the kit only works on cars manufacutred up to 6/99, a different regulator was used after that date and my kit won`t fix it.

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