BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Door Glass

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1970-83 Models

This procedure is good for both front and rear doors. Remember when removing window glass to use care when handling it. The glass should be placed out of the way to prevent the chance of damage.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Locate the screws that hold the bottom lifting rail in place and remove them. Hold the window when doing this as it will become loose.
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  7. Tilt the window forward slightly and remove the lifting arm from the lifting rail.
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  9. Pull the window carefully out of the door.
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3 Series Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel and water shield.
  4.  
  5. Remove the inside access panel, if equipped.
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  7. Remove the window trim at the bottom of the window opening.
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  9. 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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  11. Install the glass and adjust the window guides to align. Install the door water shield and panel.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Check for proper window functions.
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5, 6 and 7 Series Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door mirror, door panel and the water shield. Lower the window.
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  5. Disconnect the window motor. Disconnect the clips on the lower guide rail.
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  7. Disconnect the lifting arms from the guide while supporting the window.
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  9. 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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  11. Pull the door glass out of the door opening.
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  13. Install in reverse order.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  17. Check for proper window operation.
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