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2001 325 window motor/regulator-design flaw?

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by bmoe, Jun 25, 2008.

    bmoe guest

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    3 or 4 times one of the window has gotten stuck. How hard is this to fix? What is the flaw and can we put a better part in?
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    E46 Window Regulators are definitely a weak spot. Fix is install a new regulator. I've not heard that BMW ever redesigned the part.

    Jeron guest

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    I seen write ups where the regulator is zip tied to the carrier to improve grab and prolong its life.

    WAM guest

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    The design flaw is the window regulator. I am one of the lucky ones, I had my front passenger window go berserk for a while, but then it fixed itself. My driver side one finally went kaput at 7.5 years, 111,000 miles.

    There are some folks who have had 8 or 9 changed.

    To my knowledge, BMW has not redesigned them, which is dumb!

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