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Old Fri, Jan-02-2015, 10:07:52 PM   #21
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Default Re: DIY e46 front window regulator install

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Help please.

How do you remove the window if the window is stuck down and you can't access the E7 bolts?
Since everyone else left me hanging when I posted this, , I'll post my experience/cure for this problem:



Eventually, I re-connected the battery (make sure you have your airbag plugged in but not in the way), had someone sit in the car and push the window switch up while I YANKED on the mother fkr.

It would give a tiny bit, then we'd push the window switch down a bit then hold up on the switch while I wrestled it up.




It was nerve racking (I didn't want to break the glass) and frustrating (I was outside in the dark and this was taking hours).


Be patient. It'll eventually wiggle loose with another person working the switch and you pulling.



You NEED another person, for sure, to work the switch while you hold & pull the glass. Do at your own risk.
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Old Thu, Feb-11-2016, 09:22:52 PM   #22
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Default Re: DIY e46 front window regulator install

...well... rolled my passenger side window down yesterday and when it got near the bottom... POP CLANG.. went to roll it back up... CRACK SCRATCHING POPPING.. jesus that sounds bad.

..I'm guessing my regulator just went. I did get the window back up though.

So what all is needed to DIY this?

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http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-32...lMHBoCZmnw_wcB

..anyone have a rough idea on what shops charge to fix it?
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Default Re: DIY e46 front window regulator install

More I've done some research I'm going to try to do this myself... besides the E-7 socket any other special tools I need?

Guess... I'll need a trim tool also.
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More I've done some research I'm going to try to do this myself... besides the E-7 socket any other special tools I need?

Guess... I'll need a trim tool also.
How did it go, my window is doing the crackling and popping too, luckily it went back up, but it was stuck in the down position for a sec. Driver's side.
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