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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, May-19-2017, 01:01:24 AM   #1
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Default Pax Window Motor Replacement

My passenger window motor went kaput...have replacement and was wondering whether I can replace the motor without removing the regulator...also, mine has bolts and one rivet (see pic). What holds the motor in? I couldn't feel any bolt head when I put my hand behind the regulator...is it just studs? Also, the window is in the up position. Most of what I have seen is mostly removing the motor and the regulator...nothing about removing the motor only.

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You can remove the motor without the regulator. There are 4 screws that attach the 2 together.
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You can remove the motor without the regulator. There are 4 screws that attach the 2 together.
Thank you B329IC for responding. Sure, I understand that however, you didn't really say how...remember, everything is still together in the picture I provided. So, from its current state, what are the steps to removing the motor leaving the regulator in place and without causing any damage the regulator?
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Here, circled in green on the picture, is the only rivet on my passenger door. Most folks say to remove and replace the actuator one has to remove the three torx-27 screws...that's not true...I have removed and replaced the actuator without removing those screws.

So, it seems on pre-OBD2 E36 models, there could be a way to remove the motor only...where are the forum elders?
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Oh well, I found this: http://www.understeer.com/window.shtml and this: https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...eplacement-DIY as well as actually taking off the panel for observation and discovered that it’s best to replace the sliders...there isn't enough room allowing one to remove the motor...so, yes, it not possible to remove the motor without removing the regulator.
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Thanks for posting, my passenger window just went out so ill be doing this soon
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