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#4809929 - 07/10/18 08:07 AM BMW Window Regulators
ET16 Offline

Registered: 10/28/08
Posts: 1279
Loc: MD
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.

#4809968 - 07/10/18 08:51 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9509
Loc: Upper Midwest
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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#4809983 - 07/10/18 09:14 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 547
Loc: Washington for now
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

#4809994 - 07/10/18 09:24 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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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.

#4810007 - 07/10/18 09:35 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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#4810050 - 07/10/18 10:26 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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Rockauto has a bunch with the motor.
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#4810302 - 07/10/18 01:30 PM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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Registered: 11/19/11
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Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
Easy job, cheapies work but I noticed they creak when moving.
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#4810953 - 07/11/18 06:53 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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Thanks for the suggestions!

#4810962 - 07/11/18 07:11 AM Re: BMW Window Regulators [Re: ET16]
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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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