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What does a bmw 125i 2001 window regulator look like and how to repair cable do you wrap it around if so how do you? my window can go down but can't go up

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    U don't repair it, u replace it, trust me on this.



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You can not repair the regulator it has to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008


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