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    E36 window lift issues

    So I bought a cheap E36 and it has window lift issues? Anyone have any ideas? The fuzes are good too.

    I also need an M50 coil pack if someone has a cheap spare...

    Thanks Greg

    oh this is the car I bought

    http://www.forawhile.com/93e36/

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    Hey M-technik, by window lift issues do you possibly mean Window Regulator issues. Bimmer window regulators are a weakness of the BMW trademark. I just replaced my second window regulator in six years and 187,000 miles. I've found that the less I use them the more they break. I've lost the two rear window regulators and they were the two that I used the least. I hope your case is a fuse or something, however I believe that it's a regulator. Happy Motoring....
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    My buddy Jimmy (silver 328, you reset his CEL the same time you did my service lights) has replaced a regulator before, I'm sure he'd be able to help you.

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    I get no movement or indication that a single unit works. So, I scratch my head.

    New to the e36 world except the engine deptartment. I only worked on the car for a short while.

    So what are the symptoms of a busted regulator?
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    Could also be a bad switch. Try swapping switches, left to right.
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    Thought of that but to no avail as all for are dead. Anymore? Is there a relay? Not according to the Bentley book there is not. I hate the bentley for the E36 and E39's anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-technik-3
    I get no movement or indication that a single unit works. So, I scratch my head.

    New to the e36 world except the engine deptartment. I only worked on the car for a short while.

    So what are the symptoms of a busted regulator?
    Do the E36's have a breaker-button (that stops all windows from working) like the E30's do?

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    I don't know, I'm finding out as I'm going along here. The relay for the comfort package...wasn't installed so hmm Thinking this was the issue but now I have a dead battery. It's on the charger at the moment.

    I have a week to get it sorted. The wife is TDY to Langley and when the kids are in school I have all day to play with it.

    So E36 guys I would love to hear inputs.

    Upon review of the wiring schematic there is what appears to be a fuseable link in the system called the automatic cut out. Where it is? But that does not control the sunroof issue and the central door locks are working.
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    I remember there being a cut off switch under the steering wheel on the panel to the right...check that.

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    I did there is no power to it, So I am back to checking the comfort relay again. It should have 12v across it when the ignition is on and there zip at the cut off switch.

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    It's the relay, anyone have one?

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    Do you have power at drivers switch? I had a similar problem and there was a broken power wire to the drivers switch. Just a WAG!

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    I removed the relay and jumpered the circuit and viola the windows work so I need a relay.

    $27 and $5 for shipping on Ebay. Need to check local first.

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