I ordered the window regulator for my 2001 325i sedan but do I need hex nuts or clips? Do I need to get any other parts or is the regulator all I need? Also is there an online manual that tells you how to replace the regulator yourself? Thanks
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Re: How to replace left rear widow regulator
You may have to reuse the old parts, but on occasion they do come with bolts and other mounting hardware, check with the dealer about your part, it varies from part to part. A good example is a power mirror, it comes with all the mounting hardware, go figure.
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Same car so qualified to help.
By 'nearside', do you mean the roll-up widow in the rear door, or the triangular "Quarterlight" pane in the rear side bodywork?
For the quarterlight, remove interior trim by levering and pulling firmly on trim, which is clipped into bodywork interior with plastic studs. Then unscrew now-exposed hex nuts which hold metal window frame to bodywork. push frame-bolts outwards then loosen silicone-stuck glass. Reverse the process to assemble.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Lower the window to the down position.
Remove the door trim panel.
Remove the door water deflector.
Remove the window-to-regulator bolts.
Push the window to its full up position and tape in place.
Remove the nuts from the regulator cover plate.
Remove the regulator drive cable from the rear of the cover plate and remove the cover plate from the door.
Remove the nuts from the regulator cover plate
Disconnect the electric connector from the motor.
Remove the regulator bolts (1, 2, 3).
Pivot the regulator (right door clockwise, left door counterclockwise) and slide the assembly out of the door.
Remove the motor/regulator from the vehicle.
Remove the regulator bolts (1, 2, 3) and remove the motor/regulator from the vehicle
Partially install the three bolts (2) to hang the regulator in the door.
Position the regulator in the door and hang it in place.
Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Install the regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Install the electrical connector to the motor.
Slide the window down to join the regulator.
Install the window to the regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Install the regulator cover plate nuts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Install the regulator drive cable (1) to the rear of the cover plate.
Install the regulator drive cable (1) to the rear of the cover plate
The regulator drive cable goes into position (2) for the coupe and position (3) for the sedan.
Check the operation of the window.
Install the water deflector.
Install the door trim panel.
hope this helps you
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1.You need to replace the window regulator (lifting mechanism). Hope you have some tools. Leave your car outside so the sun can warm the door you'll work on. 2.You need to remove the wood finisher by the inner door handle (we use a nylon pry stick made by a company called CR Lawrence item #216) release the two screws behind it. 3.Carefully lever out the window switch and disconnect connector. 4. Remove screw (T-20 torx). Remove the two screws at the bottom of the arm rest. Use your pry tool between the door panel and door to pop the door clips around the perimeter of the door. 5.Pull the door handle up and away to remove the top portion of the panel. 6.Remove the door handle cable from the cable side and speaker connector. 7. Use a razor blade and carfully remove the foam vapor barrier top and both sides WITHOUT tearing the soft foam (it keeps water out of the rear footwell during rain). Don't take the bottom of the barrier off unless you are replacing it. You can get the sticky black sealer at your BMW parts center when you get your parts. 8.Remove the three T-30 torx on the window motor, twist and remove. Cut the window regulator cable so you can move the window at will. Remove the 8mm bolt that clamps the window to the regulator. There is a metal nut that fits into the back of the plastic clip on the window glass. The nut likes to fall out when removing bolt. 9.Unclip the glass out of the regulator and manually push window up to top of window channel. Grab some masking tap and run several strips on the outside of the glass-over the top of the door- and back onto the inside of the glass to hold it up while you work on the regulator. 10.Remove the three 10mm nuts and remove regulator. Replace the nuts with three improved ones part number 07 14 7 153 450 .
11.Replace LR Regulator 51 35 8 212 099 .
12.Reinstall all in reverse order. Make sure your vapor barrier seals well. Make sure all door panel clips are in the door correctly before popping on door panel. Good luck!
Saturn Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1991-1998 Repair Guide Door Glass and Regulator - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Remove the outer door panel assembly. Refer to the sub-procedure under Door Locks, earlier in this section.
For rear doors, loosen the bottom fastener of the rear door
stationary window assembly, in order to provide clearance, then apply
tape to the lower half of the outboard exposed portion of the
stationary window channel. The tape must be applied in order to prevent
damage to the paint surface.
Lower the door glass, then use SA9148B, or an equivalent tool, to
remove the glass nuts. Push the glass upward and rotate slightly, then
remove the glass from the vehicle.
If the regulator is also to be removed, proceed as follows:
Remove the inner door trim panel. Refer to the procedure earlier in this section.
If applicable, unplug the wiring harness from the power regulator.
Except for the rear door, remove the regulator cam bolts.
Drill out the regulator rivets and remove the regulator from the vehicle.
If removed, install the regulator to the door assembly:
Position the regulator to the door and secure using rivets.
Except for the rear door, install the cam bolts.
If applicable, connect the wiring harness to the regulator.
Install the inner door trim panel to the vehicle.
Install the door glass into the door and over the regulator studs.
Install the glass nuts using tool SA9148B, or equivalent.
Check the door glass for proper operation and alignment.
If necessary, adjust the glass alignment. For rear doors,
fore/aft adjustments are made after loosening the B bolts, while in/out
adjustments are made when the A bolts are loosened.
Except for the rear doors, glass which is not running parallel
to the door header may be adjusted after loosening the inner panel cam
attachment bolts and adjusting the cam. If the glass is floating in the
opening, lower the glass 3
downward, loosen the front guide fasteners, push the glass rearward to
seat it in the rear channel, then bring the front glass guide back to
the front edge of the glass. Apply a light finger pressure on the guide
and tighten the fasteners.
Once the glass has been properly adjusted and is operating smoothly, install the outer door panel assembly.
Fig. 1: Remove the glass nuts using a suitable tool-front door shown
Fig. 2: Exploded view of the regulator mounting-except rear door
Fig. 3: Exploded view of the rear door regulator mounting
Fig. 4: Adjustments of rear door glass are made after loosening the A or B bolts
I hope help with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.
You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door. Slide the retaining clip on the window crank to the side and the crank will pop off. Then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. Then pull back the weather seal
(can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to
access everything.You'll need to disconnect the bolts holding the regulator to the frame and connecting the regulator to the base of the window (make sure you use wedges to hold the window up) and the regulator will slide out of the door.. reverse to put back
Remove the rear door trim panel and watershield. Refer to Section 01-05B .
Trim Panel, Rear Door, Explorer, Hi-Series Four-Door
Removal and Installation
Remove the two screws retaining the rear door trim panel (27406) located above the door handle.
Remove trim cup at the door handle using a screwdriver or sharp object. Retention nibs will flex for easy removal.
To remove window regulator switch plate (14524) , use notch located at lower end of plate using a screwdriver to lift and remove.
Remove window regulator switch plate from rear door trim panel pulling wire harness from rear door trim panel .
From bottom of window regulator switch plate , remove two screws and disconnect connector from window regulator control switch (14529) .
At each plastic clip location, pry the rear door trim panel away from the door inner panel using the door trim panel removing tool from Rotunda Moulding/Trim Kit 107-00401 or equivalent.
Remove panel, lift slightly to remove flange at the top of rear door trim panel from trough in the glass weatherstrip.
For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Replace any bent, damaged or missing plastic clips on the rear door trim panel to the door inner panel, firmly loading clips into slots provided on rear door trim panel .
If equipped with power windows, disconnect the wire from the regulator.
Remove the rear door window glass as described in this section.
Remove the window guide, if equipped, (nuts and washers). Remove guide from door belt opening.
Remove three 1/4-inch rivets attaching motor bracket (electric) to inner panel and two 1/4-inch rivets attaching regulator lower bracket to inner panel. Use drift punch to knock out center pins for each rivet.
NOTE: Use care not to enlarge sheet metal holes in the door inner panel when drilling.
Using a 1/4-inch diameter drill, drill out the remainder of the rivet.
Remove two upper regulator attaching nuts.
Remove regulator from the front door (20125) .
Lubricate regulator mechanism with Multi-Purpose Grease D0AZ-19584-AA or equivalent.
Install regulator into access hole in inner panel.
Position regulator using upper regulator studs and tabs on motor mounting bracket (electric) or cup mounting plate (manual).
Install rivets attaching regulator to door inner panel (1/4-20 x 1/2-inch bolt and 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies or equivalent metric fasteners may be used as alternates).
Install two upper regulator attachment nuts.
Install door glass as outlined under Door Glass Installation.
Adjust glass as outlined under Adjustments .
Reconnect wire to regulator, if equipped.
Check operation of window regulator.
Install door watershield and trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05B .
I do not recommend this job unless you are a seasoned mechanic, VW dealership charges $1000 for a reason. They almost earn it on this one. but heres how it's done or how I did it any way. the complete job took me 4 hours and I been at this for 30 years. But a lot of this time was figuring out how it came apart. First, drop the top, pull up on seat bottom and remove it, remove center panel, remove 3 allen bolts at bottom on seat back and remove. headrests, they just pull off, raise top just enough to make hinged panels flip up. remove nut at top rear corner of side panel. you can see the back side of the nut and bolt it is on from the panels that flip up. Remove Nylon push lock rivet where seat belt goes through panel on rear, top, corner. Pull out on panel to release it, there is 5 or 6 nylon locks that just pull out of holes in the body. It will sound like your breaking it when the locks pop loose, or mine did. then lift to gain access to remove seat belt bolts and unplug flip panel motors. remove cable end from its clip. Pull seat belts through panel. Set panel a side. remove torx head bolt around oval panel that speaker is mounted on. unplug speaker and regulator and pull wire harness thru hole. remove 2 allen and 5 hex bolts at top where window would come out if it worked. pull up on plate and move rubber window seal to the side to remove plate. remove 2 nuts at bottom of regulator and one about half way up towards front, lift regulator and window up through top to gain access to 3 nuts that hold window to regulator, from the top lift window out first then regulator. Reverse to assemble it.