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The windows on my e36 coupe wont seal when the door is shut,I have tried the little black buttons on the door latch and these wont make it work. I was wondering if there wass a seperate fuse that operated this system

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That may be a bad micro switch (called a latch actuator). ususlly only one at a time will go via regular wear. so both at the same time may also point to the cabin control module that is behind the glove box.

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