BMW 318/325/M3/525/535/M5 1989-1993 Repair Information

Door Glass

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



E30 3 Series
  1. Remove the door panel and water shield.
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  3. Remove the inside access panel, if equipped.
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  5. Remove the window trim at the bottom of the window opening.
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  7. Remove the glass fastening screws and pull the glass out of the guide roller. Remove the glass out of the door.
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  9. Install the glass and adjust the window guides to align. Install the door water shield and panel.
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E36 3 Series
2 DOOR
  1. Remove the door panel, water shield and the upper trim strip from the glass opening.
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  3. Lower the glass about 6 inches (152mm) and remove the screws on the rear guide rail holder.
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  5. Lower the glass another 4 inches (102mm) and push the retainers at the bottom guide out.
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  7. Disconnect the motor connector. Loosen the screw at the bottom of the rear guide and remove the screw above it. Remove the rear stop holder.
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  9. Disconnect the regulator arm while holding the glass from falling. Remove the screw at the front guide and loosen the screw at the front stop. Remove the front stop holder and pull the window glass out of the door.
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  11. Install in reverse order.
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4 DOOR
  1. Remove the door panel and water shield. Lower the window about 1 ft. (approx. 300mm).
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  3. Disconnect the window motor. Disconnect the clips on the lower guide rail. On the rear windows, remove the weather-stripping and trim from around the window opening.
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  5. Disconnect the lifting arms from the guide while lifting the window out of the door opening. The glass will remove to the outside.
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  7. Install in reverse order.
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E34 5 Series
  1. Remove the door mirror, door panel and the water shield. Lower the window.
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  3. Disconnect the window motor. Disconnect the clips on the lower guide rail.
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  5. Disconnect the lifting arms from the guide while supporting the window.
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  7. Remove the trim strips from the around the window opening. Remove the screws and the trim plate at the rear of the window opening. Pry the trim from the outside, bottom of the window opening.
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  9. Pull the door glass out of the door opening.
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  11. Install in reverse order.
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