Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator




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Gorz627: whats the black plastic part behind the car lock,at 3:47 called?

Danny McCaffrey: Holy crap. My 323's garaged with no window and this very same problem. So I sorted vids by most viewed and this tops Ie; So basically this is a common problem I take it?

Wang Ken Rong: Yea I have done it twice already. It holds for a while and the clamps are hand tightened by a screwdriver then the next day I press the button to put down the window it's stuck in the frame and the rails come down without the window. I have even sprayed the frame with silicon spray in the event that the rubber grooves were too tight. Still no help! Works for a while and slides right off afterwards. 

Ray Q: Great video; however, the only problem I see with this video is that it does not show how the window attaches to the guide rails on regulator and I've seen where parts are damaged or missing. For example the red clip, how does that attach to the new window regulator rails?

Ahmed elebyany: any idea why the clips dont stick to the window? :) i developed an anger problem trying to make it work LOL plz contact me by mail;HELP!!! SOS :) Ahmed_business90@hotmail.com

stevie Forbes: Excellent and helpful video, not glamorised and well put across in plain English, well done and tx

Amy Amous: Can you please come do this for me

erickrayos: I got a 2001 BMW 325i, I am just wondering where can I buy the actual driver side window glass itself? coz the one I have on is scratched up and it really bothers me, been searching online.

Issa Abdallah: I have a 2002 325i, the wooden panel, the one that has 2 screws behind it, does that slide back on? or does it need to be glued?

Carl Ackermann: Thank you so much. Did this today with my son. Perfect 

Michelle Shuttleworth: how did you keep the window up when you took the regulator out?

Wang Ken Rong: passenger window keeps sliding out of the tightened clamps on a new window regulator, cant figure out why it keeps slipping out of the two clamps.

Coyote Arizona: Thank you so much guys! a few tools an my I pad did it for me!

Robert Wu: This is a very good video. Clear and easy to understand. Thanks. I learned to do my BMW X5 without problem now.

Bruce McKinnon: Great video, Can you change the motor without removing the regulator, I have just blown the motor on my 1 series and dont need to change the regulator, thanks!

Joel Garcia: Amazing video. Just did mine on the drivers side, this helped me so much!! Thank you

Adam Timmerberg: Reverse order (in case you're wondering) Vapor barrier pannel Airbag Mirror Memory Module Get Door Panel and Attach Speakers Cables (If drivers side front door) Attach Mirror Switch Connector Attach Door Handle Cable Snap Door Panel back in Screw down the Door Panel (3 in/under arm rest, 2 under trim) Snap the Trim back in (If drivers front door) re-attach the Mirror Switch Connector (If drivers front door) Snap the Mirror Switch back in.

Andre Mills: This procedure is great, I'm about to perform this on my e38 as both my drive and passenger windows have gone out. But I have one question - if the motor is dead how do I get the window down in the right place to remove the bolts holding the window as described in the video pause section?

John Kennan: Thanks! Regulator is out. It was easier than I thought! :) The 2 red clip bolts holding the window to the regulator were 8mm for me. I found I had to push firmly to get them to come of as they are quite shallow an I was worried about rounding them off. It helped to reach my index finger around the other side of the clip to help push it tight against the 8mm socket as I loosened it. I see the plastic pulley was chewed up so I need a new assembly. 

Nader Mchantaf: Thank you for this video, actually i'm having the same problem, same bmw model, i decided to fix it by myself but i reach a point where i can't move down the window (almost closed and jammed) and in this position i can't see and loosen the two window bolts. should i find a way to push down hard the window or there 's a step i miss in such cases because i think without disconnecting the window from the regulator, i can't pull the regulator out. help please 

PrimeTimeGrimester: I have a 323ci and my passenger side door glass gets caught on the frame when trying to open the door. The regulator was just replaced. 

jujemy2010: hi bavarian i have bmw x5 2001 and my wipes dont working can you help me to fine the locations (wipes_relay ) thanks

edward quinn: thanks for the video followed it step by step and replaced the regulator today without any problems. 

bamparin: A real pity that the BMW manufacturers can not overcome this defect in quality for so many years!! They need to listen to the consumers and realise that this issue is truly a disappointing nuisance. The smart buyer would stay away from BMs because of this. This whole process look Really complicated to do it yourself. 

papidondada: Awesome!! Very detailed and informative. Had same problem with driver side door. Foolproof instructional video. BMW AUGHT to do a recall on these cheap regulators and motors.

Kelly Silveira: My Bmw

Sony: I have 01 530i and the driver window just fell straight down.. if I press up all I hear is the motor adn thats all.. the window just stays at the bottom... also the rear window doesnt go all the way up.. it stay 1-2 inches low from the top

Pablo Alemandi: freak they charge me 400 to do this crap on my m3 so I'm gonna do it my self haha freak yeah

Winterever: Thanks very much! Successfully did it on my alpina!!

Steve Martin: The bolts on the 2 red clips that hold the window in place are not 10mm like you say in the video. I was racking my brain trying to get a 10mm socket to work like you say in the video. Its really hard to see what you're doing so I thought I just wasn't getting a clean hold on the bolt.

BavarianAuto: Not sure what you mean by lock pin.

Amani213: I just replaced the driver window regulator and now the 2 rear ones went bad. Is it necessary to unplug the battery to work on the rear windows since there are no air bags in the back?

Mentalities: My windows on both sides have a hard time going up and down. After viewing your video I'm still stuck on how to repair and fix my window. Help!!

GetYaShitTogetha: How did this video get 44 Dislikes? Because BMW DEALERSHIPS watched it and realized they were losing THOUSANDS of dollars by not being able to charge people $400 for such a quick and easy job!

ROTANIMRET X: Sorry run out of space . I am just wondering if you can help me.The emergency ring in the trunk is somewhat loose , may be I accidentally pulled that thing .and it is probably why top won't open ( may be because valves in the motors are now open??) How can I restore that ring and crap the valves ( if that is the problem ) Thank you .

BavarianAuto: Sometimes the old adhesive will still work, but often it is not "sticky" enough to properly secure the vapor barrier. We do offer new adhesive in our online store at bavauto.com. The part number of the adhesive is 08612

Jojo Mojo: guys i really have a question; i tried to do this by myself but at the Airbag I was too frightend to remove it. Do I have to worry to fire it by accident? Or can i just remove it without any security issues?

BavarianAuto: Aside from any binding that may be present, have you performed the initialization procedures? This sets the up and down stops and the power curve for opening and closing. The procedure is too long for the characters allowed in this reply. It is detailed in the Bentley repair manual for the E90 chassis. Available at bavauto.com.

vzambrano821: Great video! Very useful. One sugestion: maybe show some points on where, how and why the regulator is bad.

stlee74: I have just bought a 323 se. The window motor is working, but it sounds like its come out of the rail, it doesn't really move unless I push it. What holds the glass into the rail? A clamp? Glue? Screws? Clips?

astroboy Chew: Thanks for the video. I recently replaced my E90 rear window regulator. Everything fits well. But once the window fully reclined, it had difficulty getting up.. once it starts moving, then no problem but once fully reclined, same problem. What seems to be the cause?

ltz15: Thanks for the reply ;). I did it my standard unprofessional way, just got in and took everything apart. Put it back together and its all good :). Thanks once again :)!

Steven Hylton: How do u reconnect the outer door handle. I cannot open my 1996 BMW 328i pass Door from outside but can from inside.

model-fit: I just installed a new window regulator on my gf's 2000 323i following the instructions in this video (front, passenger side). It goes up & down slower than the other windows & seems to be laboring. I followed your instructions to a t. What could be causing this? Do I need to take off the door panel & hit the tracks w/ some wd40 or tighten the bracket nuts more? It looks completely aligned & seems to be laboring only in the middle of going up or down not toward the top or bottom & closes flush.

BMWkamikaze540: I have a 98 540i pushing 300k miles. My left rear window rolls down fine, but doesn't roll back up, but you can pull it up and down freely by hand. Do I just need a new regulator? Also my front passenger window works fine, but is noticeably slower than the rest and if not rolled up little by little makes some nasty noises, and also rattles when partially rolled down, I fear it's on it's way out too. Any insight is appreciated.

BavarianAuto: If your 323i is an E46 model, as shown in the video, you can see the two clamps that secure the glass to the slide brackets. It is likely that your cable is fraying or broken and a new regulator will cure your issues. If you have a different model, the points may be different. Feel free to call our advisors at 800-535-2002 for more detailed assistance.

BavarianAuto: You likely have a broken link. You'll have to remove the inner panel and get in there to inspect to see what's going on. Once you know where the problem is, we can then order parts. Our advisors can help you once you have an idea what's broken. bavauto.com or 800-535-2002

gigiultraplus85: thank you very much!!

BavarianAuto: If you have a later model with a cable operated regulator, then it is likely that the regulator needs to be replaced due to the cable breaking away from the window glide mount.

pOLYkNOCK: Thanks for this video! BMW dealership in Sacramento wants to charge me $400 for parts and labor. After watching this video I'm bout to do it myself.
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