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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:21 PM
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Easiest Way to Install Window Sliders

Okay, I know this has been talked about on here a million times, but out of everyone's experience...what is the easiest way to snap the slider on the ball of the regulator. I have tried a 10" vice grip and still no luck getting it all the way on. Open for new suggestions.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:33 PM
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You talking about that white clip thing? I just used a bunch a lube...
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:39 PM
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Yepp...I press it on and seems to go in very easy for the first pop...but cant make it pop a second time. If you move the slider back and forth by hand there is still quite a bit of play compared to the ones that havent broke yet.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:36 PM
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Whats a window slider? Are you following a DIY guide? Please link if so....
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:31 PM
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When I had my e36
I cut a piece of 2x4 small enought to snuggle tightly behind the regulator arm and then used a hammer to pop it into place.
Be careful and hit only the center or else you'll bend the arm, break the white slider thing, or hit your hand...

heard of people also using dish soap as lube
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:56 PM
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Yepp...I press it on and seems to go in very easy for the first pop...but cant make it pop a second time. If you move the slider back and forth by hand there is still quite a bit of play compared to the ones that havent broke yet.
oh yeah then just hulk it...it takes some force to get it in...and use lot's o' white lithium grease...
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:31 PM
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Go to the trunk pull out the adjustable pliers. Size it to the slider and squeeze. It is even angled for an easier install.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:34 PM
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It has to click twice?
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:47 PM
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It has to click twice?
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:58 PM
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Well the window's working fine... If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:07 AM
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You need to have the 2nd click otherwise a few week later it pops out and you need to remove the door panel to reinstall the slider again.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:08 PM
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I don't have a door panel on that side anyway, so no big deal
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