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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Fri, Jan-27-2012, 09:56:08 PM   #1
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Default Retrofiting Euro eletric rear windows to a US coupe

I tried to see if I could find something about this on google, but so far no luck. Anyway I had heard that on the Euro M3 coupes there was an option for electric rear window openers. I was curious if it's possible to retrofit those to a US spec M3, and if so how complicated of a job is it?
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Old Sat, Jan-28-2012, 03:40:47 AM   #2
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how complicated of a job is it?
Patience is needed...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ght=rear+vents

Here is the DIY / BMW instructions: http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...entWindows.jpg
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Old Sat, Jan-28-2012, 04:27:49 AM   #3
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Thank you so much!
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Old Sat, Jan-28-2012, 04:43:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Retrofiting Euro eletric rear windows to a US coupe

I don't mean to disappoint, but the vent kit & harness are no longer available.

The only option is to find a used kit and hope they have both harnesses.
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Awww seriously? Are there even replacement parts available? I don't have a problem with sourcing used parts, as long as any of the parts that go out can be replaced.
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Old Sat, Jan-28-2012, 10:00:00 AM   #6
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its also possible to retrofit the e46 setup. they're very similar, if I recall
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Sucks that the kit isn't available anymore. It is a pain in the ass to install, though.
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Awww seriously? Are there even replacement parts available? I don't have a problem with sourcing used parts, as long as any of the parts that go out can be replaced.
The good news is that most of the parts are available still. The only parts not available is the window hinges & the supplemental wiring harness. The harness is possible to build, but you would need a wiring diagram of the harness and be able to order the specific connectors.

The hinges are unique, so if you couldn't get those you wouldn't be able to build it. Also each piece ordered separately would be much more expensive than $400 for the kit & harnesses.
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pain in the ass[/URL] to install, though.
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^I have never used rear vent windows on any BMW I have owned that had them. I bet it they were powered I would use them all the time in nice weather. Sadly this is getting rather expensive and I have more pressing prorities, but would be nice.
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