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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.

Mark Frith 

Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) England

Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 540i

Thanks for this great info which helped me diagnose and fix my rear electric window on my e39.
What actually worked for me was tapping the motor with a socket wrench while pressing the button. The problem with the motor was caused through lack of use and I suspect that even a good whack on the outside of the door whilst activating the switch may well alleviate the problem in some circumstances. Certainly worth a try, I'd say!

DAnn Daniels 

Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) Washington State, USA

Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 850Ci

Have you posted a Proper dash and leather treatment, and the LEDs in the OBC replacement


Country (U.S, Germany, etc.) US

Car of Interest (528, 840, etc.) 740 iL

Which DIY Procedure (if any) Sunroof rail endcaps

Frankie I believe your spot on. While pulling the headliner I noticed the caps. I removed the right side since it's that side she leaks. The cap had what looked like a very thin piece of string which I recognized as silicone. I thought, gee that's interesting but there isn't that much to seal. Upon closer observation the car towards the interior aside looks open to the interior anyway. So I assumed it may have been an assembly helper. But as stated elsewhere all my drainage is clear and the seal is still very pliable. She leaks standing still. It may leak while braking but I wasn't aware since I knew I had to address the leak anyway. Once again thanks. If indeed it's it I would have shot myself before finding this since Bentleys make no mention of this.
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