Hi I have a problem with my electric windows on my 1993 E36 318is.
they started playing up just after I bought the car 2 years ago .... sometimes they would work normally and sometimes they wouldn't after a while they stopped working completely until I discovered that they would work with the doors open (either driver or passenger) but not closed.
Then that stopped working too ... well it was 50:50 sometimes they would work and sometimes they wouldn't .... the key was "if the inside light came on with the door open they would work if it didn't they wouldn't" now that doesn't work either arrrgh!!
I have a Haynes manual which is about as much use as a chocolate fire-guard as the wiring diagrams do not match the components I have found or the wiring colours.
The Window drop works as normal.
There is no comfort relay in this model ... well if there is it is not where is should be either behind the glove compartment or driver dash or under the bonnet. ... it does say in the manual they were not fitted on all models.
At Xmas I have a problem with a flat battery and on opening the passenger door the window went down all the way and would not go back up again even after getting the car started. on stripping the inside door panel I managed to get it back up by disconnecting and re-connecting the drop cable over and over until the window was fully up again....has anyone got any Ideas how to help ... where is the ecu for the windows? haynes says in the door but I saw a completely different unit for sale on evilbay that was advertised as being the correct on for my model and said it was situated behind the drivers hi-fi speaker in the foot well ...is this so could this be at fault?