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      01-19-2015, 10:39 AM   #23
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I ended up doing the striker adjustment after my wind noise returned. I managed to round the torx points in the top bolt... so my self-inflicted "degree of difficulty" will be higher if I ever need to adjust it again Didn't think I would have to worry about stripping them with my little socket wrench...

Very simple and helpful. Thanks again.

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Thanks for posting this. I was contemplating attempting just moving the striker but my wind noise seems to have mostly fixed itself somehow...
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      01-30-2015, 11:08 AM   #24
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FYI:

Door Striker torque is 21NM for the E90/E91. I can't find specifically the E92/E93, so I would guess this number is a good estimate.

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...ar_door_locks/
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      06-19-2015, 05:46 PM   #25
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great write up, thanks

i'm finding my locking nut and shaft are tight, so i cannot turn them independently. i suppose i'm going to need to remove the door card so i can get a spanner and torx bit on at the same time?
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      06-25-2015, 02:01 PM   #26
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If I'm adjusting the driver side door preload bolt, do I turn clockwise or the opposite? Thanks
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      12-28-2015, 04:50 AM   #27
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Thanks for taking the time to produce this excellent thread. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Is it easier to remove door trim and adjust? I try trough the hole is very hard.
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Thanks, that was very helpful.
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      01-31-2017, 04:57 PM   #30
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I followed this guide to try to adjust the passenger window as there is lots of wind noise.

I used a 10mm socket to lossen the locknut (1/2 turn counter clockwise). I then used the T15 bit to rotate the torx screw (about 10 turns clockwise) to adjust. It appears like it adjusted slightly.

However, when I use the 10mm to tighten the locknut, i was able to rotate it about 4 times clockwise and it still isn't tight.

Can anyone please confirm that for the E92 passenger window:
1. Locknut is counterclockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten
2. Torx screw is clockwise to move the top of the window in towards the door
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      02-02-2017, 03:19 PM   #31
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bump for answer
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i'm looking for the same info for the passenger door
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I followed this guide to try to adjust the passenger window as there is lots of wind noise.

I used a 10mm socket to lossen the locknut (1/2 turn counter clockwise). I then used the T15 bit to rotate the torx screw (about 10 turns clockwise) to adjust. It appears like it adjusted slightly.

However, when I use the 10mm to tighten the locknut, i was able to rotate it about 4 times clockwise and it still isn't tight.

Can anyone please confirm that for the E92 passenger window:
1. Locknut is counterclockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten
2. Torx screw is clockwise to move the top of the window in towards the door
Exact same thing happened to me. I removed the door panel and pulled back the insulation and was able to see the 10mm was turning with the T15, so I used a midget 10mm wrench to turn the nut while holding the T15. This sort of worked but was a massive PITA. Wasn't able to get it adjusted enough. Moved the striker in about 3/32" so hopefully that will help.
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Curious why there isn't any reply from the OP. Anyway what does the bottom adjustment do, that was talked about in the original post but never explained.

I want to adjust my window because in the winter sometimes the window is stuck and as a result I cannot close my door properly. Without the automatic down/up that the window does the window ends up smacking the frame. It's a horrible time.

I need to adjust my window by a millimeter or two. I'm not sure if it should come in a bit or go down a bit.

To be more clear. If I were to remove the fuse for my window so the up/down when opening the door didnt work, my window would hit up against the frame.
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Curious why there isn't any reply from the OP.
Sorry, not sure what more I can add over my original post...

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Anyway what does the bottom adjustment do, that was talked about in the original post but never explained.
I didn't mention any bottom adjustment. I suggested removing a bung from the bottom of the door so you could shine your flashlight through this hole whilst you use the ratchet through the hole in the edge of the door. I'm not aware of how to adjust the window regulator up and down because I haven't had to do it myself.

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I want to adjust my window because in the winter sometimes the window is stuck and as a result I cannot close my door properly. Without the automatic down/up that the window does the window ends up smacking the frame. It's a horrible time.

I need to adjust my window by a millimeter or two. I'm not sure if it should come in a bit or go down a bit.

To be more clear. If I were to remove the fuse for my window so the up/down when opening the door didnt work, my window would hit up against the frame.
That's usually because the glass is frozen to the rubber door seals. Bringing the window down so that it clears the upper seal when in the fully raised position isn't a good idea - you'll end up with lots of wind noise and the window won't be fully supported at the top. You really just need to spray deicer along the bottom edge of the window to free it from the seal before you open the door...
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My bad, I read your instructions wrong and a follow up post made me believe something else.

I agree that fixing the seal is the right thing to do, but under the condition where the window is frozen and wont lower I literally cannot close my door because it is catching the metal frame by a mm or two.

This would also mean that under a condition where my window stops working, such as a blown fuse, I will not be able to close my door. This doesn't sound right to me so I'm assuming it needs to be adjusted.

I suspect adjusting the angle inward a little bit will provide enough clearance.

Now, you can open the car door without lowing the window and it won't catch the frame. Such as if I were to pull my battery, and then open my car door. So this tells me that something probably isn't aligned and by design it's intended to be able to be opened and closed with out the automatic dropping. The glass shouldnt smash up against the door frame. I don't believe so anyway.
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I will try to follow this and sorry with tork t15 impossible to obtain the crew in circle red ?????
Are you sure it is T15 ????? If yes i have probably damage head of the crew ? So ???
Else no problem to have the blue crew with 10mm but red

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FYI:

Door Striker torque is 21NM for the E90/E91. I can't find specifically the E92/E93, so I would guess this number is a good estimate.

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...ar_door_locks/
I've got 18.5NM/13.64 ft lbs based on TIS. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...-front/5YmqNZm

But I don't think it really matters that much
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I've got 18.5NM/13.64 ft lbs based on TIS. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...-front/5YmqNZm

But I don't think it really matters that much
That was 2015 Torque Everyone knows torque deflates over time! That's what I was taught in econ.
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Anyone knows if window preload would affect my issue? When I roll the window up going fast (highway speeds) sometimes it won't close fully and kinda like stays open or something. I have to roll it down then back up a few times until it closes fully.

Not sure if weak motor/regluator or not since passenger side doesn't really do it
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