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My 1995 bmw 325ic drivers window oes up and down the last cm (1/4 in) on its own when I hit a bump or rough patch of road. Sometimes the road may be smooth or the car is turned off and parked and the window is going on its own.

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    anne Oct 21, 2013

    I had the same problem 18 months ago and replaced the door handle mechanism at the dearership which cost 600$ and it shouldn't be gone again?



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my 1995 bmw 325ic drivers window oes up and down - 10_30_2013_8_35_47_pm.jpgFrigging easy fix. Inspect your door striker latch, that is fixed to the car ( not on the door). It is the hook looking thing which works as a catch loop for your door. if you put your finger in it, you will feel a little button in there. This button is responsible for doing it. This means when you driving, button engages/disengages. Just apply a bit of epoxy on it, to make it fatter. this way it wont be affected by shaking .
Picture - this is what you looking for. It on the car, not the door. There is a little switch inside it.
If this doesnt help, google e36 window micro switch. cheers.

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If you start with a brand new lock cylinder in a brand new housing, you can take a stiff wire, like a very large paper clip, and release the cylinder from the housing. You turn the key to the second click, bend the tip of the wire just a little so it hugs the wall of the housing, and poke it through the hole in the face of the lock cylinder. About an inch down in the hole, you should feel a spring-loaded release. Press firmly on the wire to push back the release, and pull outward on the key to remove the lock cylinder. Try spraying light lubricant down in the hole to make things move easier.
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