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      12-09-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Auto window lowering for e92, in winter?

This is my first car without a window frame and I was wondering what would happen if ice or snow builds up in the window trim and interfere with the auto window lowering function of the car

I had no problems with the snow from last night but the combination of crazy wind and mixed snow covered my car with ice while I was in a coffee place tonight. I had to pull my door lever harder to get into the car because the whole car was frozen and thought the sound of the window lowering itself was a little bit louder than usual.

Wouldn't these winter conditions give extra load to window regulators and finally break them? Or are they already engineered to endure such weather conditions? Any thoughts or facts would be appreciated
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      12-09-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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if the window doesn't auto lower as normal, the door can still be opened. But good luck closing the door until the window defrosts enough to move the window. I've been stuck twice with my door hanging open because it won't shut properly since the window got stuck in place. I just douce hot water on it before I open the door now.
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      12-09-2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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i was thinking the same thing as i got into my car this morning....
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      12-10-2009, 01:27 AM   #4
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I have no problem with this and this is my second winter, but you can do what DJKhan85 does and it will work.

But my doors seem to open and brake the ice with no problems at all.

If anything try to scrape as much of the ice as you can before opening it.
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      12-10-2009, 08:46 PM   #5
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I ran into this problem this morning. Auto window wouldn't go down even after a good drive. I had to leave my car with the gap caused by the window.

I consider myself lucky I didn't come back to a seat full of snow or even worse, someone breaking in.
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