Note: This was performed on a 2003 BMW 325i (E46), other BMW models may vary
your window switch when your window is stuck down and cannot go back up and when
you here a little clicking sound on the door (not cracking sound). This is due
to a faulty switch that keeps sending the signal to the window telling it to
keep going down. Note that there are other reasons why the windows might not
work, example, faulty window regulator and faulty window motor (very common
problems), so do not assume is the switch, do your reseach and make sure its not
any other problems.
Step is to remove the shifter boot, this is very simple, its held by a few
clips, you just have to push the bottom part (see arrow on the left) inwards a
little and it will loosen the clip, then remove the rest of the clips shown (see
the other 2 arrows). Notice
that the shift knob was not removed (not really needed to be removed)
just lift up the black piece (also held by clips) at the red arrow locations.
remove the trim, you need to remove the 2 screws located at the bottom of the
trim, shown by the 2 red arrows.
remove the window switch from the trim, release the clip shown with the middle
arrow, once that is done, the clip at the back will come loose naturally.
finally to to pull of the switch, pinch the 2 locations show by the 2 arrows to
disconnect the wiring.
the new switch in the reverse order and you are good to go!
whole removal and installation should take you about 15 minutes.........so with
the money and time saved...... get a good lunch!!