Dennis Canon: What do I do when I can't lower the window to get to the window bracket?
PostDatedProphet: Its winter here and I brought the window down now it wont go back up, I let
the car sit in the garage(chilly) and still wont go back up. It is 3/4's
down but goes all the way down into the door panel but stops at that
position..............motor still works but seems jammed can somebody
provide some more clarity.
Gericho Ball: I have been working on this myself and have ran into numerous problems.
Having had replaced one on a rear window i thought it would be easy enough.
However, nothing fit right, the assembly itself needed to be forced into
the holes that mounted it to the door frame, and the red clips that attach
to the window would not fit in either. Either the front clip would fit onto
the track, or the rear would, never both. Having eventually shimmied them
both into place, and attaching the window, it goes up and down very slowly,
and it is obvious it is struggling to do so. I took another look at it
today, and at this point, when trying to move it either way, it makes a lot
of loud popping sounds half way up/down. When going up, it stops, and makes
grinding noises like the motor can't turn or something. Any suggestions?
Gone Ballistic: BMW window regulators suck. seriously a freshman in high school could
design a better, longer lasting system.
Michael Groth: ok I followed your instrucions and replaced right front regulator. The
window goes up and down BUT very slowly and appears tight. When window in
full up position, I noticed front regulator arm's cable is not tight but
rear regulator arm's cable is very tight.Is this normal?
Danny Matthews: It looks like I will be replacing a window regulator on my 02 330I soon. I
just want to say thanks to Otto and Bavarian. I bought this care about 3
years ago and Otto's videos have helped me through several repairs. Going
forward I plan to purchase all of my parts from Bavarian as my thanks to
them for all the repair help via Otto's videos.
martinitime1975: I completed the repair today, but I noticed that the auto up feature does
not work anymore (auto down works). Did I miss something, or could it be
an issue with the part I bought?
Michael Groth: Im about to install regulator on my m46. DO I need disconnect airbag? Cant
I just unscew it, keep it connected, and battery connected and then
carefully attach after Im done with regulator?
Rich Rodriguez: Hey Otto its me again. My window started to tremble and make a squeaking
sound on the way down its in that position now only moving up about an inch
no further and back down. First would you say its the regulator or the
motor? Second can I remove the window bracket mounting nuts with the window
in the down position? Third could this be a simple fuse/relay issue? Help
Parked in the garage.
PresidentGas1: Replaced regulator per this video (thanks)......... however after complete
assembly the window .... once it has reached the full down position, at the
side nearest the door lock, does not travel all the way down as 1/4-3/8
inch is still visible. Once the window is raised to the full up position it
blows right through the window seal at the top door frame and jumps out of
the track at that same point. So something is misaligned but I cannot
determine a way to adjust this. I took the vehicle to a BMW shop and they
insisted that because I did not use a genuine BMW regulator assembly, this
was the issue. I argued with them over this but then went out and spent
another $200 on a genuine BMW regulator........ replaced again and the same
issue is present. Ever seen this before? Thanks !
Eric Bruno: Good video - thanks. I would have butchered the job otherwise.
Shawn Abbott: Once again expert video guides on YouTube has saved me hundreds of dollars.
My regulator completely broke as I could move the window still attached up
and down freely. I did this repair myself and my window works perfectly
Gorz627: whats the black plastic part behind the car lock,at 3:47 called?
Kai Davie: Anyone knows how to remove rear window panel for 2008 528i, I found two
screws one on the bottom and one on the side toward door hinge area. Then,
I can't remove the panel. Am I missing other screws? There is no screw by
the door handle for 2008 528i... Please help!
Norman Karr: How do I know whether it is the regulator or the motor failure that causes
the window does not move up ?
Michael Groth: Thank you. I couldn't have done this without your excellent video.
Del Emerson: My regulator is fine, my motor just died. Can i replace just the power
window motor or do i have to replace the motor and the regulator? thanks.
Awesome video btw.
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.
Rich Rodriguez: In regard to Jeremy and the SRS air bag light. I did the same thing. My
concern is now that the sensor has been tripped does this mean that any or
all airbags will not perform until this is cleared?
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.
stevie Forbes: Excellent and helpful video, not glamorised and well put across in plain
English, well done and tx
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?
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
Tim Brown: hi bavarian i have bmw 2004 E60 and I want to know the step to replace my
side mirror assembly. Thanks
Amy Amous: Can you please come do this for me
Michelle Shuttleworth: how did you keep the window up when you took the regulator out?
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.
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.
Jeremy Bathan: I just replaced my regulator but after I assembled everything back the air
bag light turned on, what did I do wrong?
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.
Adam Timmerberg: Reverse order (in case you're wondering)
Vapor barrier pannel
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.
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
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.
edward quinn: thanks for the video followed it step by step and replaced the regulator
today without any problems.
Coyote Arizona: Thank you so much guys! a few tools an my I pad did it for me!
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.
Winterever: Thanks very much! Successfully did it on my alpina!!
Issa A.: 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?
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
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
Kelly Silveira: My Bmw
jujemy2010: hi bavarian i have bmw x5 2001 and my wipes dont working can you help me to
fine the locations (wipes_relay ) thanks
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?
Carl Ackermann: Thank you so much. Did this today with my son. Perfect
Joel Garcia: Amazing video. Just did mine on the drivers side, this helped me so much!!
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?
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 :)
BavarianAuto: Not sure what you mean by lock pin.