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    Hi,

    My N/S/F window only goes down/up in 'inch' intervals (like when you open a coupe door, it drops a little).

    I've replaced the motor and its still the same. Also, i've lubed the runners and moving points on regulator......still the same.

    I'm wanting to know where the door switch/sensor is on the door? This obviously tells the car door opening, so it drops the window...i'm thinking if this is sticking/faulty...it may be only letting the window drop an inch at a time.

    The interior light comes on when the door is opened as does the window drop a little.


    Any ideas please guys?

    Would drilling out the rivets and replacing the mechanism help even though all looks well and ok??

    Cheers,

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    See here http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66...croswitch.html

    I doubt it will be the switch, was it a new motor or second hand you replaced it with?
     
     

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    You can reset the power window button by pushing and holding the window down button down until the window goes all the way down. Now push and hold the power up button all the way until the window goes up, continue holding the button in the up position for about 10 seconds. This resets the system. If it only goes down in 1 inch increments, just keep pressing the button untill the window is all the way down, then again for up and on the last one, hold it for 10 secs. Try it first before you start stripping the door


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    Usually it's the motor ring that comes adrift, hence why the new motor or second hand query?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mess View Post
    You can reset the power window button by pushing and holding the window down button down until the window goes all the way down. Now push and hold the power up button all the way until the window goes up, continue holding the button in the up position for about 10 seconds. This resets the system. If it only goes down in 1 inch increments, just keep pressing the button untill the window is all the way down, then again for up and on the last one, hold it for 10 secs. Try it first before you start stripping the door
    Tried this when i got the car and it didn't make any difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Usually it's the motor ring that comes adrift, hence why the new motor or second hand query?
    Yes its a 2nd hand motor from a 98. i only change the actual motor and the electronic top plate. not the actual black motor housing.

    If i drill out the rivets, what size screws do i need to screw the mech back into place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj4man View Post
    Yes its a 2nd hand motor from a 98. i only change the actual motor and the electronic top plate. not the actual black motor housing.

    If i drill out the rivets, what size screws do i need to screw the mech back into place?

    Dan
    Your motor look like this with the single plug rather than the twin plug?

    ScreenHunter_33.jpg

    If so check the magnet position in relation to the shaft, it should be in between the 2 blue lines, not past it like in the picture. Use some glue to keep the ring in position.

    ScreenHunter_34.jpg

    As for the regulator, either re-rivet it back or M6 nuts,washers and bolts, just make sure the bolts aren't too long so they hit the regulator when going up or down.
     
     

  10. 1992 E36 325i Window issues (FIXED) 
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    MY motor has the twin plugs fitted.

    I've drilled out the rivets and replaced the whole motor unit rather then just the actual motor and control board.

    Window now works fine!!

    Will take apart the old unit and try and see what is causing the 'inch' movements.

    Thanks for everyones help.

    Dan.
     
     

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