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MIM3
06-03-2008, 09:29 PM
My passenger side window is stuck on the open position (all the way down). Wifey (...I know...) was the last to use the car and swears "nothing" happened. All other windows work well. Also, I can operate all the windows, including this one, up and down, with the key.

What's the likely cause of the problem? The switch in the center console seems to be OK (i.e. it's not stuck or anything like that). I am leaning towards some sort of electrical issue with the center console/switch, but how likely is that?

Any idea of what the time/cost will be to have the stealer repair it?

Thanks,

-MIM3

MIM3
06-04-2008, 01:07 PM

Robert Hode
06-04-2008, 01:59 PM
I recently had the same problem. It was the power window motor that went out. Cost about $500 to repair at independent BMW shop. I think just the parts alone cost close to $300.

DoubleApexCa
06-04-2008, 04:09 PM
I had a similar problem, but in my case, the window slowed noticably on the way down, and jammed going back up... I had to help it up by hand, with assistance from my wife pressing the window buttons on cue.

In my case, I managed to get the window all the way back up. My motor seems fine, as it is able to lower and raise the window about 1/4" or so upon door opening and closing. So it seems in my case, the window motor is working.

In my case, the problem appears to be the window regulator, which is the actual lifting/lowering mechanism that the window glass is bolted to. It's a known weak point of E46's. The control wire gets wrapped around the motor spindle and it jams up. As it happens, I've just ordered one from Jesse Solorio @ Crevier this week. Cost is $98.32. P/N 51 33 8 229 106 for passenger side. P/N 51 33 8 229 105 for driver's side. I plan to do the labour myself. My local (Canadian) BMW dealership wanted to charge me $663 CDN to replace....including $208 for the part!

Hope this helps
Glenn

ing this yourself? - MIM3
06-04-2008, 04:35 PM

MIM3
06-04-2008, 04:37 PM

DoubleApexCa
06-05-2008, 03:54 PM
Basically it involves taking apart the door.

There's a DIY here... it's for E46 sedans, primarly, but you get the idea....

E46 Window Regulator DIY (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=356847)


Hope this helps
Glenn

Robert Hode
06-05-2008, 04:31 PM
No, it would lower, then get stuck coming up (it would make a stuttering clacking sound when it got stuck). I would have to pull the window up manually to close, but it still would not close flush.

Correction: it was not the motor that quit, but the power window regulator (an expensive part), as the post below indicates.

MIM3
06-05-2008, 06:31 PM

MIM3
06-06-2008, 10:11 AM

Robert Hode
06-12-2008, 01:50 PM
How much did the repair cost?


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