e36 window problem - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2009, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Car:
Posts: 12
Photos:
opman1 is on a distinguished road
e36 window problem

Hi
i have a 95 2 door 325 is with this annoying issue
the stupid window keeps going up and down and up and down instead of just up when I press the window button to close power windows, this is most of the times but only when closing the windows, sometimes it works normally and nicely goes up like a normal car.
Are the switches dying or what the hell, so frustrating
anyone else have this issue

Thanks
opman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-30-2009, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Car: E38 1997 728i Individual
Posts: 3,242
Photos:
marti5 is on a distinguished road
It will be the switch, you may be able to remove it and take it apart and give it a good blast of WD40 or electrical contact cleaner cleaner, you could try to do it from above it may penetrate in to the switch or source another switch.

Basically its sticky contacts with in the switch.
__________________
VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norwich, uk
Car: 98 Hell red 328i
Posts: 15
Photos:
skytiger is an unknown quantity at this point
I agree with Marti,
If you only have the problem on one window you could test the theory by swapping the switches over. (Lift your shifter gator and push them up from beneath, unplug them and swap them). If the problem moves to the other window, then you know for sure. You can strip them down and clean the contacts, but be careful. You might as well do them both for good measure.
__________________
97 hell red 328i, M3 front, Eibach springs, 18" dished Alutec schnitzer typeII replicas.
skytiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 03:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
carguy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Car: 91 BMW 320i
Posts: 849
Photos:
carguy13 is on a distinguished road
ahhh.....window issues.

step 1: buy gasoline
step 2: buy matches
step 3: torch it and buy another car

but seriously window issues suck. good luck.
__________________
carguy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 02:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
n00b
 
612wade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: minnesota, USA
Car: 1994 325IS, black on black, free!
Posts: 25
Photos:
612wade is on a distinguished road
I have a 1994 325is two door. My car used to do this exact same thing. The fix was to lubricate and operate by hand repeatedly, the door switch plunger inside the door jambs. The door thinks its open and the window motor can't tell where the top is. A few blasts of WD40 and all is better. If the buttons are pushed harder, to auto up or down mode, and the window then goes up fine, it's time to clean or replace the window up/down buttons.
612wade is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window Problem CiscoKid 3-Series (E36) 2 06-23-2006 09:44 AM
window problem SILVER 325 3-Series (E36) 20 01-06-2006 02:11 PM
1992 E36 Drivers Window Problem whitey_no6 3-Series (E36) 1 06-08-2005 01:00 PM
Window Problem Help 180kbim325 3-Series (E36) 1 02-10-2005 03:10 PM
Window Problem E36 318is Digital318is 3-Series (E36) 5 09-22-2004 09:28 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.