Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) U.S.
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 2002 BMW 525i Touring
Which DIY Procedure (if any) Power Window Motor Repair
WOW! This worked perfectly. Without your willingness to share your time, experience, knowledge, and skillful instructions I never could have even imagined how to fix my power window motor. Well, I did repair it, thanks to you, and it was a joy doing it. I am a detail-oriented person, and I truly respect the level of awareness with which you created this tutorial, complete with helpful pictures. I feel like this short note doesn't adequately express the gratitude I have for you, but I couldn't miss the chance to simply say, Thank you, Sir!
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) USA
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 740i
Which DIY Procedure (if any) sun roof leak
Many, many thanks for the great write ups. W/R/T to roof leaks, I have found one other overlooked item that many of the write ups are overlooking. My 2001 had a very badly deteriorated windshield weather stripping and decided one day to replace it. The amount of dirt and debris that had gotten in behind the weather stripping was unreal. I also discovered that the drain tube that leaves the sunroof trough empties at the roof line and not at the front hood. The drain tube uses the void formed by the weatherstripping and the body to convey water along and down the front pillar. The clips that hold the weather stripping to the glass were guilty of collecting the dirt and debris that had gotten in behind the deteriorated weather stripping. Once cleaned out and the new weather stripping installed, the leak I had been chasing for months was no more.
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) FL-US
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 04 X5 4.4i
Which DIY Procedure (if any) Window Regulator
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome write up on the window regulator and clips. I bought a new regulator with motor but realized I may just need to replace the clips, which I couldn't figure out where they were even located with most things I found online. Great pics with explanations that make it very easy to understand!!! Thanks for the info!! I've bookmarked your site in case I need anything else to look up :)
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) United States
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) X5
Which DIY Procedure (if any) window regulator replacement
Hi Frankie- great instructions for replacing the window regulator- I do have one question about what holds the window in place? Is the plastic clip supposed to fit in the hole in the bottom corner of the window? When I replaced the regulator and clip, the window would go up, but there was nothing to grab hold of the window to go down. Is there any way to see a side view of where the window fits in relation to the clip. Thanks again.
Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) US
Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 850
Just read your buyers guide, and wise words indeed.
Previously owned an M635CSI in the UK, and now looking for an 850.....I am sure to be back to your site for guidance/reference.
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