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DIY Driver side window glass replacement
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Published by nenadbogar
08-12-2011
DIY Driver side window glass replacement

hey guys, as i was standing on a traffic light a guy who was cutting the grass with a handheld lawnmower launched a rock straight into my driver side window. it shattered to pieces of course. i ordered a new one for 82 eur from germany and went on to replace it by myself. heres a quick DIY and i hope it helps.

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first, you need to take off the panel on the door. theres already a DIY for that so im not gonna write that part. after you take it off you should see something like this:



the rubber goes over the whole door and covers the part where you see the window and other stuff so we need to take this rubber off. start at some point and just peel it off as it is covered on the ends with some kind of glue. dont worry you will be able easily to attach it again to the door.

once you got it off heres how the rubber looks with the glue i was reffering to:



heres how the door looks once you took that off. 1 and 2 are the bars on which the 2 sliders are moving to roll the window up or down. number 3 is the part which you could take out so you can more easily vacuum the glass from the inside of the door.



next up is to take out the felt. i used this chance to apply the tint-protector on the felt (http://www.tintprotector.com/) on the image you can see where you should start and just pull it out.



after you are done you need to position the sliders where you can access them. so just roll it down a bit. check the image below



heres an image of the front slider and how to detach it.



the secure pin (1) is the first thing you have to take out. just pull it out. after that you need to take this tool and unscrew the bolt from the back side. turn clockwise to loosen.



after that its the tricky part to take out the screw from that white plastic. take out number 1 from the image, pull number 2 from the image towards you and you will have just enough clearance to slide the white plastic to the left. after that come from the back using a tool you previously used to unscrew it and push towards you so that the screw pops out of the white plastic. i hope i got this right and understandable because i didnt have the glass here and i managed much more easily to take this part out.

important: the new glass comes with the black part so dont bother to take this off.



ok now, this is the next slider, the 2nd one, which you need to unscrew. i wasnt able to use the torx here because it was impossible to unscrew it but i used it later on to adjust the window.



use this tool to unscrew from the back. torx will start turning as well. dont worry about that and dont try to block it just unscrew from the back and thats it.



heres how it looks from the back



ok thats it. you should be able to pull out the cracked/broken glass out now. or if its completely broken even better you are set to pop the new one in

carefully slide in the glass into this guideline:



following the same process from here:



attach the window with the slider. slide the white plastic inside the black part and slide it until you see the hole. then put the screw in and push it inside until it pops so you can secure it with the pin (do that at the end). pull number 2 from the picture towards you so you can slide in the screw. than add number 1 and screw from the back CCW.

on the 2nd slider pop in the window inside, put the screw from the back and tighten with the torx. after this comes the part where you need to adjust the window so its straight and in the line with the door. you will need to play around a bit by adjusting the front and the back slider here. what i did is used the marker on both sliders so i know how to position it.

you can see if its ok by checking with the other window or when you roll the window up it should be in a straight line from top to bottom as on the image here:



in my case the window goes a little bit over the line from the previous image. check here:



after you are done roll the window up and down so you see if everything is ok. i also drove the car a bit to check for wind noise. put the rubber back on and the panel as well and youre done
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By tWinTuRboz on 01-30-2012, 10:03 AM
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Hey could I get a link to their website or a phone number for the company's oy ordered the window from?
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By nenadbogar on 01-30-2012, 02:30 PM
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they are from Hungary, Europe. let me know if you still need it
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By Augster on 10-08-2013, 09:48 PM
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Even though this is an older thread, it's still really the only DIY on door window replacement in this forum so I wanted to update this thread with details that differ from the OP in regards to a 2008 US 335i Sedan. Their front door windows (not sure of the rears, but I'm assuming they would be similar to the fronts) are "snapped" into the white guides that are permanently attached to the tracks, unlike the OP's in which the glass/guides are bolted on.

To remove a door window, it must be raised approximately 105mm (4.1 inches) from the top edge of the door such that the guide latches, and more specifically, the holes in the glass that the guide latches snap into, are visible through oval openings in the black tracks.

Then a flat-blade screwdriver is inserted at roughly 45 degree angle or greater through the oval opening in the black tracks, pushing away the locking tab visible in the holes of the glass, until the screwdriver is above the top of the white latch. Ensuring the locking tab of the guide is clear of the hole, simply lever the screwdriver up gently to lift the glass out of the guide. Repeat on the other guide, then tilt the back edge of the glass upward to pull the glass up and out of the door.

Sorry, I didn't take pictures of the process. The instructions and lone illustration provided in BMW TIS were not clear enough to understand what needed to be done, so it was only after some minutes of scratching my head that I figured it all out.
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By kaleb on 02-03-2014, 07:23 PM
Very good DIY, thank you.
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