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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-28-2015, 06:43 PM
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Question powered windows sluggish

so i noticed that my powered windows are becoming a little sluggish.

the lights on the both switches start to dim as i press one. both are almost the same speed, i tried lubing the seals but nothing worked. i was wondering if theres a better way to speeding them up.. i heard i had to lub the motor.. is that correct? pls let me know asap
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:15 PM
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What year is it? If they're pre-88 and have the cable drive windows, lubing the cable and channel will do wonders for it. Wurth make a lube just for that.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:34 AM
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1986 cool ill try it out! i work at a bike shop, i have alot of lubes lol.. and what about the lights dimming? is that because of the motor not being greased and using to much power?? (its just the 2 switches nothing else)
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:25 AM
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Yes, the light dimming is because the motor is drawing so much current trying to move the window. Take it easy on those. The motors are hard to find used but working, and REALLY expensive for OEM new parts.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:55 AM
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got it, so you think lubing it will do the trick for everything? i have all types of grease btw. should i use packing grease or just chain lube grease? both work incredibility good.
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Light grease, like spray white Lithium. I wouldn't use chain lube. Too sticky.
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