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Old 02-14-2013, 06:25 PM
rdsledge rdsledge is offline
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window woes

Hi all I hve a problem with the driver's door window, when the switch is pressed the window goes up only about 2 inches at a time. you have to keep pressing the switch to get the window up.It's the same going down 2 inches each time the switch is pressed.The right window works as it should.Any help would be appretiated thank you.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:42 PM
Blacklane Blacklane is offline
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It sounds like you need to lubricate the window regulator slides, or possibly replace them.

Near the top of the page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search this Forum." Click that and type in "Window Regulator" and you will find all of the advice you need.

You will also need the door panel removal thread in the sticky ***Z3 FAQs and How To*** at the top of the forum. Go to post number 58 and/or 84..

Do not continue forcing the window, or it will lead to the kind of damage described in this thread:

Last edited by Blacklane; 02-15-2013 at 11:01 AM.
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