02 330i Broken Driver WIndow
Just bought another bimmer - 02 330i sdn w/106k. Had the whole car baselined last week and all fluids changed.
Woke up this AM and the driverside window was shattered form the cold.
I can get replacement for $75 from Junkyard.
Is there a post that describes the procedures for replacing the window?
Re: 02 330i Broken Driver WIndow
I don't know for certain, but I strongly suspect that a DIY for replacing a window regulator will get you 99% of the way there. My only uncertainty is whether the remainder of the old glass / reinsertion of new glass can be removed through the window opening once disconnected from the regulator without removal of additional parts such as weatherstripping. The Bentley manual has a decent description and window regulator DIY's are all over this and other E-46 sites.
i HAVE changed enough window regulators to
say that if you follow those instuctions, you are right there. It should be easy at that point. Just keep you eyes open what you undo, so you can put it back. Does not seem like a hard job if you have done regulators before. Most important is that you reseal the rain plastic correctly. This is most important--most important.
Replaced the Window and Fixed Regulator
Took door apart following DIY posts.
Was puzzeled why the the external/left metal bracket would just slide by it self along the wire.
I ended up taking the regulator out and performing the Jerry Skene procedure with zip ties. Worked great.
Had no problem putting the window in.
All in all a successful day. 6 hours and three beers.
My guess is there was stress on the window because only one (the internal/left) clip was raising and lowering the window, thus causing the window to break.
Also, the airbag light is on. I thought that would only happened if you went past the first position with key.
this is common as you know--the liner is a problem
that all of us, including the professionals at the dealer, have had problems reinstalling and then redoing after water collects on the carpet. I am not sure what is the secret about where in the liner more attention need to be given to re-cement it in place, but I alway pay most attention to the bottom 1/4 of the liner in appying the 3M cement made for this job.
Use your digital camera to take some close up
shots of what you take apart. This will aid in putting it all back together.95 525i