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Car: 1995 BMW 318is

Well I searched on the forum and haven't found the same symptoms or an actual answer so I figured i'd make my first post this question I have.

I had to check something today on my car so I disconnected the negative battery cable. After reconnecting the cable the power window on my driver side will only go up to where it was before the battery was unplugged.

So my window was half open. The only window switch that I have on the driver side of my car is the one on the center console by the shifter. I don't have the one on the door panel working.

How can I fix this if there is a way...

Thanks in advance.
 

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Update: Well I went out to my car around a half hour ago to grab my ciggaretes. Seeing as the window is wide open I didnt open the door and just leaned in to grab em. Little did I know but the window twitched..

It went up a bit and then when I leaned out of the car it dropped a bit. I began to think wait what if I do this little by little until it gets to the top, so I did. It would move up and then down only a lil.

It got almost to the top, I tried doing it one more time but my arm got caught(that really hurt). So now im left with this prediciment, how can I get it to move just a little more. The car seems to believe that the window is at it's peak, when it's clearly not.

Any ideas?
 

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you need to initialize the system. This happens when power to the window system is interrupted.

Close all your doors(important as initalization can only happen "with doors closed"). flick the switch down and hold it there +/- 5 secs. cycle your ignition OFF, then ON. flick the switch UP and hold 5 secs.

You should be ok.
 

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I tried doing exactly what you said it doesn't work. I don't understand why the window won't go up, it seriously thinks its at the top.

What can I try? This is really starting to piss me off.

I held the down switch for 5 sec and turned it off turned it back on and held it up for five seconds and it only goes to the same position it was at before. Won't go any higher.

Please help because im really starting to get mad :/
 

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Update: Well problem resolved I realized that when I shut the door the window wasnt opening or closing at all. So I shut the door lightly and it twitched, I then left it almost closed but not all the way and kept pressing on the door but never opening it, it went little by little but now its up.. Dumb window.

Thanks for the help guys love this forum.
 
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