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Early Model Coupe Manual Window Conversion ?s

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    Early Model Coupe Manual Window Conversion ?s

    1. I know that the regulators don't save weight
    2. The harness connection is completely fucked on my 3/87 325is, so I don't want to focus on fixing that
    3. I want to go completely harness-less in my 325is because it's track prepped (still streetable).
    4. Am I really reading this correctly, there's no regulator but this weird cable looking thing?

    1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 - Sold!
    the ebb and flow of 325is ownership - In RVA
    1988 BMW 535is - RIP but my dream BMW

    It's some sort of crazy cable contraption, but it seems to work.


      You're correct, there is no traditional regulator. The cable-style mechanism is actually very easy to deal with.

      I did this years ago in my 24v early model, it's a direct swap minus I believe needing two extra M6 bolts per side. Only recommendation is to shoot some sort of lube into the manual regulator (assuming you got them used) before installing.
      IMG_0145 by Jonathan Martin, on Flickr

      e30 m52 Build + M42 DD Log:

      e32 m70 (sold):


        General Discussion is not a catch-all; please do not ask technical questions there. If you don't know where to ask your question, post it in General Technical and we'll move it to the appropriate subforum if necessary. Thanks in advance.
        Originally posted by kronus
        would be in depending on tip slant and tube size