BMW Cars 1999-06

Door Glass & Regulator

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Power Windows



Removal & Installation
E30 Models
  1. Remove the door panel.
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  3. Remove the window glass.
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  5. Disconnect the wiring harness from the regulator motor.
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  7. Remove the mounting screws from the door panel.
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  9. Pull the regulator out of the door cutout.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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E36 Models
  1. Remove the door panel. On the 4 door, remove the window. On the 2 door, disconnect the window glass from the regulator and block up to support.
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  3. Remove the interior door handle. Drill out the regulator mounting rivets and remove the screw at the end of the arm.
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  5. Remove the regulator.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Replace the rivets with M6x10 bolts, washers and matching nuts. Use a thread locking agent on the fasteners.
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Fig. Matchmark all of the adjustment points before removal



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Fig. The regulator mounting rivets must be drilled out to remove the regulator

Removal & Installation



E30 Models
  1. Remove the door panel and water shield.
  2.  
  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. Carefully remove the glass from 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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Fig. Once the door panel is removed, the vapor barrier must be carefully removed to access the window fasteners

E36 Models
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. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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4 Door
  1. Remove the door panel and water shield. Lower the window about 1 ft. (approx. 30 cm).
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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. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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