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Old 03-07-2011, 12:44 AM
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There is a harness on every door, they are the same on the rear and mostly the same on the front (except the master). Regardless the door that is giving you issues is usually it. There is a bolt that holds it in and the bolt can be loose if someone has ever screwed with it. Mine was loose and water got in and corroded a few pins. Even on the connectors that don't get corroded, the pins still tend to break under the current over the years.
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Pins and plug are in perfect, brand new condition. The search continues. Getting pretty frustrated with this.
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I also checked my pins and connector in the door pillar and they were fine.

I had my X5 hooked up to a INPA system and it showed a defective relay (stuck Relay) on the GM3 (general module on top on Glove Box). This seems to be a problem that some owners have seen before. I contacted Scott at BMW General Module 5 (GMV, ZKE V) who can repair for about $100. Hope this help others. Seems there are several different versions of the GM3 around also so check with Scott.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:12 AM
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Dave, great info. That was originally suspect when the window motor didn't fix it. However, I didn't check into it. I'm certainly going to get the car read with GT 1 or Autologic in the next few days. I'll report back.
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I Fixed my Rear Window... The Relay is on the General Module 3 behind the Glove Box. The relay was stuck . The relay is on the circuit board (Tyco Part V23086-C2001-A303)> I have a picture but I can't seem to upload it.
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How did you fix it? Did you replace the General Module, or did just the relay? If only the relay, did you do it yourself? If so, where did you get the replacement relay? If someone did it for you, who was it and how much did it cost?
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:43 PM
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haven't fixed it yet but am 100% convinced the relay in general module 3 is the culprit. this gentleman will be able to solve your window problems as long as it's the relay. www.bmwgm5.com
he will replace the faulty relay if you send him the module. costs somewhere in the $100 range.
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Just got my GM3 module back from [email protected] and it works great! So nice to have rear windows that work again! Similar to earlier descriptions, I had intermittent failure of rear window function, progressing over several months to complete non-function. I had checked and the window regulator and motor were not the problem. As noted by davewlee above, the Tyco relays were the culprits (not sure if one or the other or both were bad, but had both replaced by [email protected] and all is well. Hope this info helps others. Be aware that after you replace or remove the GM3 module, the 4x4 idiot light on the instrument panel is lit up until you turn the steering wheel full right and then full left. [email protected] did a great job responding promptly to my queries, and with the repair. As noted above, his website is BMW General Module 5 (GMV, ZKE V) and is a wealth of information.
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sgrice, glad to hear that it worked. I don't hear about failure of the rear windows too often. Maybe it will become more prevalent as the cars get up in age.
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