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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-22-2005, 12:13 PM
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window regulator going bad?

how would i know? my driver side window seems to make a crunching/cracking/creeking sound when raising... is that a sign? i rolled it down and slamed the door but i don't hear anything ajar inside the door..
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:29 PM
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Yep bad regulator.

Make a service apointment and don't roll down the window... it might bite the dust when down.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:17 PM
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... crunching/cracking/creeking sound when raising...
Those are the tell tale signs. Get an appointment.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:20 PM
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Same happened to me this weekend: crunching sound when rolling passenger window up/down.
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:21 PM
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What happens when the regulator fails? Does the window drop into the door?
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:52 AM
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What happens when the regulator fails? Does the window drop into the door?
Window stops in place. Had this happen 2 days after buying my CPO 03 325. Back passenger side window was stuck half way down. GO NOW!!
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Window stops in place. Had this happen 2 days after buying my CPO 03 325. Back passenger side window was stuck half way down. GO NOW!!

This happened to me today. I was rolling down all the windows, then a crack\crunch sound came from the right rear passenger window. It stopped half way. and I could not get it to roll up or down anymore. I could hear the gears, but no luck. So, I started to pull up the window while my friend pressed the window button up, and I was able to close the gap to about 1 inch from the top of the door frame. Pissed me off because it actually scratched the glass at a point so bad, it chipped the glass, and ruined my tint job.

I am going through the recalls, and I can't find anything on it. If anyone finds it, please let me know. I already scheduled service for it this comming Tuesday.

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Old 04-02-2005, 11:10 AM
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I has all 4 go bad on my 2001 325i. All repaired under warrenty. My service advisor said it was very common but there was no service recalls for them. Good luck
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