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      01-23-2011, 08:53 AM   #4

Drives: 320d
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ireland

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Originally Posted by tracerit View Post
yeah, i was working around and i can't imagine where the special tool would be needed, maybe somethign to unhook the glass from the window regulator?
I think so. If you lower the window to 4" showing, the hole in the glass lines up with the oval hole in the black metal guide, allowing you to push any old screwdriver through both and push the white plastic clip out of the hole while you push up slightly on the lower edge of the window to release it. Slide it up and tape it at the top when it's free from both clips.
I've done this twice in the last 2 weeks because:
1. When I tried to put the new actuator in, I found it was Right side instead of LEFT. Got the dealer to change it via post.
2. Yesterday, Got the new actuator inside the door and was trying to bolt it in place but I could not do it. Took it out again. Looked CLOSELY at the holes and saw there is no thread in the 3 boltholes. Smooth as a baby's bottom.
Can't phone dealer til tomorrow and I am totally at a loss to know if I am making a mistake or is this is a faulty piece. Am I missing something obvious here? The dealer is the biggest one in Ireland.