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Old 08-04-2015, 09:45 PM
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:52 PM
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Old 30-04-2015, 08:11 PM
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April 2015

My passenger side door lock has started operating erratically so new actuator being fitted. While at it, I'll be getting a long term niggle with the passenger window sorted...

Having lived with a passenger window that just wouldn't drop further than about 5cm without having a little pressure applied by hand on the top of the drop glass since I've had the car, I investigated the problem last year initially.

It revealed that the rubber in the front drop guide had a tear in it and it had started to bunch up, creating pressure on the glass as it tried to drop. It was at the base of the guide so we figured that cutting the guide off from the tear down was worth a try for starters. It helped but wasn't a fix.

The window has got worse again and I've noticed it doesn't drop parallel to where it starts - dropping the leading edge before the back edge. It turns out that years of struggling to pull down the glass with a torn front guide has resulted in the metal bonded to the bottom edge of the glass has started to come away - hence the uneven drop

So, time to replace the two window guides and the drop glass itself... few hundred quid but it needs doing. The front guide includes the quarter glass also, and we're currently waiting for the drop glass to arrive from Germany.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:56 AM
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My passenger side door lock has started operating erratically so new actuator being fitted. While at it, I'll be getting a long term niggle with the passenger window sorted...

Having lived with a passenger window that just wouldn't drop further than about 5cm without having a little pressure applied by hand on the top of the drop glass since I've had the car, I investigated the problem last year initially.

It revealed that the rubber in the front drop guide had a tear in it and it had started to bunch up, creating pressure on the glass as it tried to drop. It was at the base of the guide so we figured that cutting the guide off from the tear down was worth a try for starters. It helped but wasn't a fix.

The window has got worse again and I've noticed it doesn't drop parallel to where it starts - dropping the leading edge before the back edge. It turns out that years of struggling to pull down the glass with a torn front guide has resulted in the metal bonded to the bottom edge of the glass has started to come away - hence the uneven drop

So, time to replace the two window guides and the drop glass itself... few hundred quid but it needs doing. The front guide includes the quarter glass also, and we're currently waiting for the drop glass to arrive from Germany.

are you doing this yourself Tony, drop glass is the window itself?
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are you doing this yourself Tony, drop glass is the window itself?
No mate, I didn't fancy trying this one, so Autohaus Diagnostics are picking it up for me. Looks a little tricky getting everything aligned and I didn't fancy dropping the glass, haha

It's the full window and the front quarter glass c/w guide. Better bloody work after this
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I'd be interested in knowing what it costs you Tony as my drivers window doesn't work at all so I imagine it's similar work to replace the motor (which I'm guessing is the problem). PM me if you prefer
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:24 PM
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No problem Spooks, I'll post up once I know.

They quoted me the parts costs, but then came a long weekend in Prague and my mind is now empty
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:24 PM
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Picked up my MC today after having the passenger door actuator and window replaced. Great to finally have a window that drops and rises as it should

Spooks, total cost was £467 incl VAT and labour. Parts prices:

Front quarter glass and runner B51.32.8.399.301 - £112 +VAT
Drop window B51.32.8.399.015 - £102 + VAT
Central locking actuator 19095 - £70 + VAT

I probably could have saved on the parts costs but left it for the indy to source them and fit while I was away for a while
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Christ, I bloody love this car
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Oil service carried out at 68k miles. Vanos upper exhaust solenoid re-soldered.
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