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Old 11-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Window Motor/Warranty Question

Greetings and welcome to my first post.

Last night, when attempting to close my front passenger window in our 2004 330i Sedan I heard a mechanical 'crunch' sound from the door panel/window. At this point, it took several attempts to close and it was moving very slow. I am assuming it's probably the motor or regulator. Does anyone know if this is covered under the extended warranty, or would this be considered 'wear & tear'?

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It is the window regulator.
As far as whether or not it is covered under your extended warantee, I would assume so. Don't quote me on that because I don't know what type of warantee you have. You may need to read the fine print, but it is a mechanical failure and not wear and tear.
Window regulators is a common problem on the E46.

If it is not covered under your warantee it is a pretty easy DIY if your handy with tools and there are a million threads about how to do it.
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Thanks for your reply. I also think it's the regulator. To clarify, the car is a CPO purchase and I purchased the extended maintenance plan. Can't find the contract at this time. I want avoid going to the dealer if they are going to tell me it isn't covered by warranty . I can't locate my contract. Any further help with this would be appreciated.

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My front drivers side and passenger side windows are doing the same thing. They are fine rolling down...but getting them to come back up i actually have to use my hands and pull to help out the motor.
PLEASE post something that tells me how to do it!
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My front drivers side and passenger side windows are doing the same thing. They are fine rolling down...but getting them to come back up i actually have to use my hands and pull to help out the motor.
PLEASE post something that tells me how to do it!
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Look under topic, 12.8.2 My window doesn't go all the way up/down or makes bad noises.
I'm sure that there is aslo some information here on this site. You'll just have to search around for it.

OP: I'm pretty sure that it is covered under your warantee especialy if it is a CPO vehicle. My brother had a 2001 330i and his went out; they were covered under whatever warantee he had. Should be similar to yours. Just go to the dealer and see, if by any chance they say it's not then plan B. Do it yourself. However, like I said it should be covered.
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hey everybody I have the same problem on my passanger window and the dealer is charging me whole lot of cash. so I wanted to find something that I can do it my self.
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