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Old 10-19-2019, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
You don't see this issue in Volvo, as Volvo uses a "scissor" system to raise and lower window.
IIRC BMW used the scissor system in the E36 chassis. Those regulators fail if you look at them funny (also usually due to broken sliders/clips FWIW).

If you ever have to replace an e53 regulator... I'd buy a used OEM regulator w/ or w/o motor and add new clips and sliders to it, plus the "zip tie" mod for good measure. All in should be ~ $50 and will most likely never have to mess with that regulator again. New sliders and clips pro-actively will almost always prevent failure of the regulator.
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