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Old 04-17-2017, 01:12 PM
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Bmw x3 windows not working

Hello everybody could someone help me out, I have a 04 x3 and I had a family member pour buckets of water on drivers windows switch while he was washing it. The switch worked for a couple of days but now when pressing the buttons on the switch to turn the windows down or up it does not respond or work. The switch is however lit up when the vehicle is on. Over some time the front passenger side switch stopped working as well. I checked fuses and they are all good. Could someone tell me what the problem could be? Is it just to replace the switches or is there a relay that short that would fix this? Thanks so much

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Old 04-17-2017, 01:34 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our X3 forum, you'll get more help in here. My thought is the switch itself is probably damaged.

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Old 04-17-2017, 02:34 PM
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Thank you so much Tim
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:36 PM
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hair drier ?????

>might try a hair drier or heat gun gently on the switch exterior to dry out the water ingress

>some good images/youtube DIY links below may help too....best wishes

>ps...the switch plastic end pieces that anchor it often disintegrate when you pop them out ....a dab of super glue will hold it in place enough to activate ....the glue will surrender if you have to pop them out again

https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+...8iNkZxePk81SM:


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Old 04-17-2017, 03:51 PM
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I took the switch out and took it apart. I cleaned the circuit board with some rubbing alcohol and a Q tip. Put it all back together and nothing still. I wonder if the switch is just toast and if it is would this make the passenger switch not work as well? I'm stumped here
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