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    Window Regulator Consensus

    So inevitably my rear right window regulator broke.

    What is the consensus on fixing it? Just the zip-tie fix, or are there better repair options available?
    Ebay yields some fix kids, but I always take these with a grain of salt.

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    I think I read that the zip-tie fix only applies to the front windows.

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    Id replace it (I installed zip ties on the new one in an effort to prevent future failures).

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    Replace it.

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    Send it...I meant replace it
    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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    Purchasing from FCPEuro, with their lifetime replacement guarantee, means it'll be the last one you will pay for. They sell original BMW units.

    URO has a "Premium window regulator" with features like ball bearing pulleys to reduce motor load and extend regulator life via re-engineering and eliminating the failure points found in stock window regulators. Premium regulators also feature a life time warranty to ensure this is the last regulator you will ever need.
    https://www.uroparts.com/uro-premium-warranty.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    URO has a "Premium window regulator" with features like ball bearing pulleys to reduce motor load and extend regulator life via re-engineering and eliminating the failure points found in stock window regulators. Premium regulators also feature a life time warranty to ensure this is the last regulator you will ever need.
    https://www.uroparts.com/uro-premium-warranty.pdf
    I have the URO Premium regulator and can say that it still pops and creaks occasionally. I've only had it for 2 years or so and it's been doing it for quite a while. But, it still works fine. The occasional LOUD POP I hear every once in a while startles me, but hasn't affected the operation just yet.
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    I bought this guy:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-Win...72.m2749.l2649

    I'll report back. It looks like it has a metal housing as opposed to a plastic one.

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