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  1. 2001 E39 525D - Front passenger window stuck down - Temp Fix 
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    Typical went to see a mate opened the passenger window and now it will not close up again.

    The window moves up about 5 mm from the completely down position when the up button pressed and then you here a click which I would think is the relay stopping the window. Does the same when the window goes back down. The is if you hold the button in the up or down position when using either the passenger or drivers buttons.

    Have now just put some plastic sheet over it as it keeps raining but its a job for tomorrow. Would have to happen late at night and when I got some MOT prep work to do on it as well.

    Got open the Haynes manual for the removal of the door panel but seeing as it has door airbags I will be disconnecting the battery before I even think about having a look. Looks like I shall have to remove everything to get a look at the window mechanism itself.

    Is there any other thoughts of why it might suddenly do this or what I could look out for? Do not tend to use it much and that may be part of the problem.
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    Well between the rain showers today I have managed to get the door trim off and everything else to find the issue.

    The issue is looking like corrosion on the guide bar at the front of the door at the bottom.
    Door Image.jpg

    The circled bit is the area. Temporary solution is to not open the window fully. Might have to look in a scrappy to see if they have any E39's or bit the bullet and buy a new thing.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
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    I will be but that might be early next month as its MOT is due this week. Hopefully it should pass but you never know. I use a garage that I have done for the last 5 years and know the owner very well.
     
     

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    youve probably sorted, but you can get regulator repair kits on ebay
    cheaper from them direct

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    might have the bits you need in

    got one (from more expensive ebay) for mine, was too tricky a job though so I had to get an expert to sort my problem (window would go up or down only 2 inches) but used all the bits from the kit and window works like a dream
     
     

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    Hi all, Any suggestions if the window is completely stuck up? I have applied a lot of pressure and pressed the window down at the same time but cant seem to move it at all :(. it makes a clicking noise once when i try to use the up switch but nothing when I press down.
    Any help would be much appreciated!!!
     
     

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    regulator probably gone as above. get a new one and replace it, or take the door apart (not as scary as it sounds) and have a look whats gone and if the diy cheap cable tie fix will work for yours.
    If not sure what your doing, at worst your local halfords will be able to sort it, but any auto electric garage should be able to assist too
     
     

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