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Driver side window lifter switch

The window lifter switch on my 2001 330Ci convertible went bad. The top switch for the driver's side front window no longer works. I found the replacement part and ordered it on-line, but I am unsure how to remove the faceplate around the shifter to get at the switch. I'm assuming that once the plate is off, I remove the switch with a small screwdriver to pry it up.

Can anyone offer me some advice of the burl faceplate around the shifter? I don't want to break it taking it off!

Thanks!

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  • Bocaboy Oct 04, 2008

    Actually, if you did as you suggest, you'd crack the plate. Another user submitted the right method and it worked perfectly. Put the gearshift in neutral, hold in the button on the shaft, and pull up sharply. That will remove the gear handle. Next, gently remove the leather boot from around gear changer. Doing so will expose two small phillips screws that need to be removed. That will allow the burl panel to be lifted and expose the window switch. The rest is straight forward.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.


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Use a plastic wedge and pry it up gently, if it means getting two and going at it from two corners then do that.

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