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Ceeker
06-18-2009, 05:25 PM
Power windows up front work but the rears windows don't move at all.
Could anyone tell me what it might be?

thx

Haggis
06-18-2009, 06:03 PM
Dead motors?

Ceeker
06-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Both at the same time? pretty co-incidental no?

Haggis
06-18-2009, 06:15 PM
Never know, take the door panels off and check for voltage. Maybe one of the switches went bad

BMWnoob
06-18-2009, 06:29 PM
I don't know if this helps.. But I watched rob fix my power window in like 5 secs. He popped up the shifter and just fiddled with the switch maybe it went lose? Or is that too obvious? No clue I know nothing

BMW BMXer
06-18-2009, 06:31 PM
Did someone press the switch on your console?

adam325i
06-18-2009, 06:41 PM
if it was the 2 rear windows and they both stoped working deffinatly check you rear breaker switch. its the one for little kids to stop playing with the rear windows.

e30jones
06-18-2009, 08:12 PM
if it was the 2 rear windows and they both stoped working deffinatly check you rear breaker switch. its the one for little kids to stop playing with the rear windows.

That would be my guess too. Its the square one in the centre console. If it's pressed in, they won't work. Also check the wires coming in to the back. If they're unplugged, its the same as being locked out.

Ceeker
06-18-2009, 08:58 PM
ok, I'll try everything that you all posted for me. :-) thanks a bunch guys. I'll let you know the outcome. I have some spare switches I can interchange just to see. much appreicated. Spoke with a tech; he said to check the plug going to the door to make sure there's no corrosion on the pins or look for broken wires.
The other thing he said was try the switches and see if the lights dim. Bang on the doors to see if any wires might be lose near the motor. Just thought you should know incase you run into this some time down the road.