View Full Version : E36 Window Problem

01-26-2004, 04:02 AM
Just got a 96 328 Cab, and you know when you close the door
the window move up an inch, and when you open the door it goes down, that works fine, but my problem is this constantly moves moves up and down while i'm driving???
Any suggestions????

01-26-2004, 04:11 AM
break it and it wont happen again

01-26-2004, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by Mikester
break it and it wont happen again


Does this happen all the time?

01-26-2004, 05:40 PM
check the little switch...its on the door latch attached to the car...maybe its lose and wiggles while u drive causing the window to go up and down

01-26-2004, 06:38 PM
well that happened to me once when i didnt close my door good.

Justin e36
01-26-2004, 07:38 PM
do you interior lights flash on / off too?.. if so, it's the door sensor that's probably gummed up. Otherwise I'm thinking a short in a wire somewhere?... tough for me to really say since I don't have experience with the window rollup/down feature... it's not Sedan's.

01-28-2004, 02:55 AM
Might be the window is lacking the initialization thingy - it's got a program in the computer that senses for the anti-pinch and auto-up window.. did you disconnect the battery for any reason?

Try this: disconnect the battery for about 30 seconds. Reconnect it. Turn the ignition on. Lower the window all the way. Pause. Raise the window all the way - and when it hits the top-keep holding on the up switch for at least 5 seconds. Repeat for the other windows.

01-30-2004, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by Mikester
break it and it wont happen again

ohhh so thats why i always see you driving around in the middle of winter with all your windows down! It all makes sense now:D :D

01-30-2004, 10:22 PM
It's the sensor on the door latch, my friend had this same problem with this 318. If you grab the door handle and 'hold' the door closed does the window still move?