How do I close windows without power? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 01:35 AM
1st Gear Member
 
BMWjesterFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWjesterFAN is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
How do I close windows without power?

Ok, so we pulled the motor and harness out of the 318i a few weeks ago, in preperation of the M conversion. Accidentally left the front windows down. Is there a way to roll the windows back up manually, similar to how you can close the sunroof manually with a torx driver? Or can I disconnect the window motors and apply power to a certain lead to get them to go up? Help! My car is filling up with Las Vegas dust. And yes, I know, get a car cover...
BMWjesterFAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 01:00 PM
Power Shifting
 
Cruzin 323is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carle Place, NY
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cruzin 323is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Cruzin 323is
there has gotta be a way... since, when window clips break, the window falls in the door, and since the clip is broken. how else could it bee done...


my advice, is, take the door panel off and see what can be done

-SOLD..
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2229108/1 *UPDATED 8.25.06*
R.I.P Fast 6


stuff for sale on my e36.. CHeck it out!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/aft...e36-49128.html
Cruzin 323is is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 01:14 PM
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 13,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
yea, take the door panel off, its very very easy...and try to do wat u can...good luck dude, keep us posted, this is a very good concern...

SpeedInfusion is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 01:43 PM
n00b
 
BMRfixer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: US, Phila
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMRfixer is an unknown quantity at this point
As you said, you can take off the door panel and apply power directly to the motor. Or remove the motor unit and roll window up manually…
BMRfixer is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 07:32 PM
1st Gear Member
 
BMWjesterFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWjesterFAN is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Well, I already have the door panels off and the insulation pulled away. The motors are riveted to the door. That's how they come from the factory. I'm not drilling out rivets to get my windows back up. And where do I apply power and how much do I apply? I don't want to fry anything. C'mon guys... I already looked at the obvious stuff...
BMWjesterFAN is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 07:45 PM
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 13,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
i doubt u wil fry ur motor by pulling ur windows up one time....just pull but not too hard...

SpeedInfusion is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 10:40 PM
1st Gear Member
 
BMWjesterFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWjesterFAN is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I tried pulling up on them, but they don't want to budge
BMWjesterFAN is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 10:38 AM
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Posts: 10,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
looks like your gonna have to use a plastic tarp to cover the window, i dont think its a good idea ot force the window up without the power to it, nor do i think there is a manual way to do this.

Furious is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 11:49 AM
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 13,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Furious
looks like your gonna have to use a plastic tarp to cover the window, i dont think its a good idea ot force the window up without the power to it, nor do i think there is a manual way to do this.
yea...

SpeedInfusion is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 04:46 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Rhode Island,USA
Posts: 179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gator is an unknown quantity at this point
Below attached is a wiring diagram for a 1998 318i. Apply power to pin 6 vio/wht and then 7blu/grn. Ground the brown wire if it's disconnected. With luck this should work.
Gator
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW window.jpg
Views:	3045
Size:	93.5 KB
ID:	22548  
Gator is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 08:29 PM
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Posts: 10,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
*shrug* worth a try

Furious is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 09:51 PM
n00b
 
BMRfixer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: US, Phila
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMRfixer is an unknown quantity at this point
Are you still playing with that door window?
Most of electric motors are 12 volt (windows, seats etc). If you remove the connector plug and apply 12 volt directly to motor terminals window will either go up or down. If it goes down switch + and – cables. You will not fry anything.
I don’t think in my 97 328i motor unit is riveted…
BMRfixer is offline  
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)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Windows abnrgr 3-Series (E36) 2 11-23-2004 07:11 PM
Front Power Windows In All Window Mode paraglider 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 11-16-2004 08:51 AM
Best Kind Of Headlight Bulb? all4isu 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 6 10-18-2004 03:26 PM
Power Windows studio945 3-Series (E46, E90) 4 01-18-2004 07:03 PM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome