Used BMW Window Regulator Mechanisms
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About Window Regulator Mechanisms
The BMW window regulator mechanism is the device which allows the person sitting in the car to open and close the window next to them.
Concealed behind the door panel, the window regulator mechanism is either manual or electric. Manual window regulator mechanisms are operated by a handle on the side panel of the door beneath the window. This handle is connected to the winder mechanism, and when the handle is turned by hand this causes the window regulator mechanism to wind or unwind the window accordingly, with the rotation of the handle. When the handle is turned the cable it's connected to is wound around a spool attached to a gear mechanism which winds the window up or down. Electric window regulator mechanisms are powered by a motor which is activated by a switch within easy reach of the driver, usually found on the dashboard, arm rest or door panel. All electric windows in the car can be controlled by the driver's controls but individual windows will usually have a switch to operate them individually too. The glass in car windows is held in place when the window opens or closes by track assemblies which assists with the smooth operation of the window.
If the BMW window regulator mechanism is damaged the mechanism won't work properly and the window will move slowly and judder, or simply stop working and get jammed open or shut. When buying a replacement window regulator mechanism it is important to make sure you choose the right BMW window regulator mechanism so it will fit the make and model of your car.
- Electric cars might be all the rage now, but BMW built their first one in 1972 and called it the BMW 1602e. It didn't quite make it to market though, thanks to the fact that it could only hold a twenty-minute charge.
- One of the reasons older BMWs keep their value is because it's easy to get spare parts for even the oldest models. That's because BMW has carried on making car parts, even for cars that were built in WWII.
- The main headquarters for BMW in Munich is designed and shaped to look like car parts. There was a whole new 'four-cylinder' building added on in 1973, and there's definitely the look of an engine about the architecture.
- The famous German pilot, the Red Baron, called BMW engines the 'greatest in the world' and ‘the best engine in the war’.
- The BMW company was founded way back in 1916 and originally manufactured engines for planes. High demand for plane engines during WWI was good news for BMW, but they carried on making plane engines right up until 1945.