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BMW Window Regulators #4809929
07/10/18 08:07 AM
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My friend has a 2002 320i with a kaput passenger side window regulator.

What are good replacements? I see VDO can be had for about $120.

Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4809968
07/10/18 08:51 AM
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VDO may be the OEM for that car, I think they are for my old E34. I see Husker has the BMW regulator for $125 (assuming I picked the correct model you have), so $120 for the VDO unit seems about right.

My car ate all four regulators eventually, there is a plastic bushing that cracks and can't be replaced apart from the entire regulator. I once tried a cheapo unit from Rock Auto that didn't last long. Considering how difficult it can be to replace them I wouldn't cheap out but that's just me.


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Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4809983
07/10/18 09:14 AM
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i have put 2 of the $20 window regulators in our 02 330i . one i got off of amazon and the other ebay . they work just fine and are still working. even if it broke they are not that hard to replace. i think i did mine in about an hour. they fit just fine

Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4809994
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I also recommend the cheapest one that you can find on eBay. At least that's what I used in my Oldsmobile, and they work fine.

Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4810007
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Check out FCPEuro.com. Free unconditional lifetime replacement on everything they sell, including OE and OEM parts.


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Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4810050
07/10/18 10:26 AM
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Rockauto has a bunch with the motor.


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Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4810302
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Easy job, cheapies work but I noticed they creak when moving.


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Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4810953
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16] #4810962
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The VDO units work very well but regardless of what you use make sure to clean and lubricate the windows channels with silicone grease while its apart, it makes a night and day difference.


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