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Old 04-03-2006, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Large Bumps cause driver window to go down/up

1995 325is, 242000 kms. Driver window keeps going down then up when I hit potholes or bumpy roads. Only the driver window.

Despite the obvious avoiding of potholes and bumps what do I need to do to stop this?... and it still isn't warm enough up here to start driving with my window down all the time...

Would it be a sensor on the door?
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yes, there's a sensor in the door handle that rolls the window down just a crack so that it'll clear the rubber seal thingy. My guess is that's gone bad.
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Thank you. Appreciate the quick answer. Will look into it tomorrow
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"Rubber seal thingy". I love technical talk.:lol:
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I had the same problem. If you look at where your door closes (the thing that the door holds onto) there will be a little black button. If it is chipped away the window will do weird things. You will know what I am talking about because when the door is open you can push the little button and make your window go up..as if it was going into the seal to keep water from coming in.

Sorry I dont know the name of it...I think it is called the "window sensor" or "door sensor". The part should be close to $50 from BMW.

-hopefully this mess of words helps you.
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I found it...it is called the "Door Striker"

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A dealer I will go, a dealer I will go.... there goes another $50... a dealer I will go...

Thanks fellas. Me gonna go fix the thingy by the thinga-ma-bob and there won't be anymore jigger jagger.
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keep me posted on the jigger jagger.
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So I ent to the friendly neighbourhood stealership and the parts guy (my new friend of late) told me you can adjust the striker if it isn't too worn. So low and behold after some tinkering with the thinga-ma-bob the jigger jagger is no more.

So Trij, my window is now jigger-jagger-less. Thank you, you be my Yoda dude!

New striker at the dealership, just for information purposes = $34.95 CAD$
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