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Old 07-10-2019, 06:21 PM
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Amazingly, my window shade came off easily with a gentle tug. Someone's been in there before for... some reason or other. The regulator came out in ten minutes - I was thinking back to my E36 days where BMW riveted them (!) to the doors and you had to drill the rivets out. This was a much easier process.

So looking at this, the cable was slack when I took the door panel off. I have a new regulator, motor, and clip all coming but am not sure what necessarily failed. Maybe the little white clip that holds the window to the small metal doodad, which attaches to the cable? I think if the regulator itself goes, you typically see the cable pulled out somewhere, correct?

In any case, I have all the new parts so I'm just going to throw them all on it. The regulator is stamped March 2001, so it's original to the car.

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Seems like there's some cable missing - shouldn't it be a complete loop?

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:38 AM
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Seems like there's some cable missing - shouldn't it be a complete loop?
Hah! I guess the cable did snap. This is my first time playing with E39/E53 regulators so I don't know "normal" yet.
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