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Old 12-16-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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Window problems - 2006 E46 325CI convertible

I have had constant problems with my electric windows in my 325CI convertible.

When I press the centre "ALL UP" button, to raise all 4 windows, amny times only 3 windows will raise up, and 1 will stay down.

Also, when I press the driver window to go up automatically, often the window will go up 3/4 of the way, then drop back down.

BMW have tried 10 times to try and fix these problems, changed the window regulators etc. Now they have given up, and said it is a "Safety Feature" anti-trap feature, that my windows dont work properly.

If anyone else has had similar problems, please email me at ashleydean@dodo.com.au, as I am taking legal action action BMW as they cant fix the problem.BMW claim they have never ever heard of this before, but I know of other people with the same car that also have this problem.

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Electric Window problems - 2006 E46 325CI convertible

I have had constant problems with my electric windows in my 325CI convertible.

When I press the centre "ALL UP" button, to raise all 4 windows, amny times only 3 windows will raise up, and 1 will stay down.

Also, when I press the driver window to go up automatically, often the window will go up 3/4 of the way, then drop back down.

BMW have tried 10 times to try and fix these problems, changed the window regulators etc. Now they have given up, and said it is a "Safety Feature" anti-trap feature, that my windows dont work properly.

If anyone else has had similar problems, please email me at ashleydean@dodo.com.au, as I am taking legal action action BMW as they cant fix the problem.BMW claim they have never ever heard of this before, but I know of other people with the same car that also have this problem.

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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I've never heard of this as a common problem, and I surf this board a lot and do a lot of DIYs.

Have you tried resetting your auto ups?
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #4
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when this happened on a few infiniti's i worked on the window motor fixed it. i've done one or 2 in e46's. did they try replacing the window motor and reprogramming the window? i hope they did since u took it to the dealership. seems like the range of your driver window motor needs to be readjusted
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:31 PM   #5
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the window going 3/4s up and back down is usually a sign of it hitting something or becoming caught. for example if it is off-track. that's unusual it only happens when u do the auto up though.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:34 PM   #6
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it happens in my coupe with the moonroof, as stated above its usually because it is off-track. it would close then reopen to 3/4. i usually just hold the close button for 10secs and wait for it to reset. as for the windows, have they looked at the tracks? maybe they are just dirty..
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #7
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yes, its always when going up. It usually happens in hot weather.

BMW has tried 10 times to fix it, changed motors etc but still the problem happens. They have given up on it now!

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:39 PM   #8
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i sometimes have the same issue with 1 of my windows staying down.


it also does the 3/4 up and then down thing sometimes when im rolling them up and then turn off the ignition.

anyone have any clue to why it does this?
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #9
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BMW says they have tried everything. They have had the car for 6 weeks trying to fix it! It is totally random when it happens which is frustrating, because the car can be fine for 2 weeks, then next 2 weeks every time I go to use the windows or put on the roof and all windows should go up, one window will stay down
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #10
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it happens in my coupe with the moonroof, as stated above its usually because it is off-track. it would close then reopen to 3/4. i usually just hold the close button for 10secs and wait for it to reset. as for the windows, have they looked at the tracks? maybe they are just dirty..
I think this is actually a feature or something. Happens now and then on my coupe too. If you only hold the close for a bit it'll close only 3/4ths the way, then stop and go back a bit and stay at 3/4ths open...
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:51 PM   #11
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do you know of anyone else that has same problem? How frequently does this happen to you?
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:23 AM   #12
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my buddy's convertible does all sorts of this wacky sh!t, he said its just a "common problem" with verts, so i guess it is
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