Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 323 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 328 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) M3, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 316 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Cd, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Cd, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) M3 CSL, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 316 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Ci View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Window Regulator for 3 Coupe (E46) and other BMW models
How to change Window regulator on BMW E46 Coupe 330 Ci – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Window regulator
How to change Repair Set, window regulator on BMW E46 Coupe 330 Ci – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Repair Set, window regulator
Tools
Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tools you'll need:
Electronic spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 10
Torx bit T25
Torx bit T30
Ratchet wrench
Plastic trim tool
Round-nose pliers
Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the car door.
  2. Step 2
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    Remove the caps from the door armrest fasteners. Use a plastic trim tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  3. Step 3
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    Disconnect the wing mirror control module. Use a plastic trim tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). To avoid damaging the part when removing it, do not use excessive force.
  4. Step 4
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    Disconnect the wing mirror control connectors.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the door handle fastener. Use Torx T25.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the door card trim panel. Use a plastic trim tool.
    Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the door card fasteners. Use Torx T25.
  8. Step 8
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    Detach the door card. Use a plastic trim tool.
  9. Step 9
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    Detach the door lock actuator cable.
  10. Step 10
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    Disconnect the audio system speaker connectors. Disconnect the wing mirror control connectors from the door card.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Window Regulator on BMW E46 Coupe 2001 330 Ci by yourself
    Detach the door panel sound insulation.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the SRS control module fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the SRS module.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  14. Step 14
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    Detach the door panel sound insulation.
  15. Step 15
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    Install the SRS module.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). To avoid damaging the part during installation, do not use excessive force.
  16. Step 16
    Screw in the SRS module fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 17
    How to change Window Regulator on BMW E46 Coupe 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Disconnect the power window module connector.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Ci 2000 Window Regulator - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the fasteners of the power window module. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the power window switch module.
  19. Step 20
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    Unscrew the window glass fasteners. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 21
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    Raise the glass a little and remove it.
    Replacement: window regulator – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Professionals recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold the glass when raising it.Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  21. Step 22
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the window regulator assembly. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 23
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    Squeeze the retainer of the window regulator actuator to release and disconnect it. Use round-nose pliers.
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the window regulator actuator.
  24. Step 25
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    Install the power window switch module.
  25. Step 26
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    Tighten the fasteners of the power window module. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 11 Nm torque.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Window Regulator on BMW E46 Coupe 2001 330 Ci by yourself
    Attach the window regulator drive gear.
  27. Step 28
    3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci 2002 Window Regulator DIY replacement workshop manual
    Tighten the fasteners of the window regulator assembly. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 11 Nm torque.
  28. Step 29
    Attach the retainer of the window regulator actuator.
    Step 30
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    Treat the power window module connector. Use dielectric grease.
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