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Old 04-20-2004, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 1993 318is and there was a problem with the windows and the sunroof. i was playing around with the fuses and found out that if I take out the fuse for the side windows, the sunroof will work but it doesnt work the other way around. If anyone knows of how to fix this please help me, i want to drive it.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I cannot answer you about the fuses, but if you want to close the roof manually pop off the cover cover buy the overhead lights and us an allen key to crank the roof closed... :
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E36 or E30?
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it an E36
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Originally posted by Black318IS@Apr 20 2004, 08:58 PM
....found out that if I take out the fuse for the side windows, the sunroof will work but it doesnt work the other way around. If anyone knows of how to fix this please help me....
Maybe I'm missing something, and it sounds like I am, but maybe you should put the fuses back in....let me know how wrong I am....
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I would say put a fuse in for the sunroof and windows that way they will both work.??
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i know that I need to have both of the fuses in to have them work, but nothing works if they are both in, and when I take out the fuse for the windows, the sunroof will work. I've tried to switch it around to see if the windows will work but it doesnt do anything. I think something is shorting out.
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get the volt/mutli meter out and check for shorts...

be sure power is where it should be and isn't where it shouldn't be...

do you know of anything done electialy to your car before it was your car?

stereo and amps?
strange lighting like neons or something?
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I think that it had an amp because there is a "hot" wire taped under the trunk carpet. also there is a 10 disk changer that was not stock. thats all that i know of


also when i test for power in the fuses, the windows have power on both sides of the fuse and the sunroof only has power to onr, but when I take out the windows fuse, there is power on both sides of the fuse for the sunroof.
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You need to change the COMFORT RELAY. It is located either under the steering wheel (as on my '93 325is) or behind the glove box compartment. When this relay fails you get all sorts of random problems with your electric windows and sunroof.

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is this comfort relay silver and blue and about 4 or 5 inches long? and about how much would that cost me?
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I tested the comfort relay and it seems to be fine, aer there any other possibilities. also would the COMFORT RELAY seem to be fine even if it isn't?
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If its the comfort relay nothing would work at all. Really have no idea on this one, maybe you need some pro help.
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