One of the many luxuries that come with your BMW is the convenience of power windows.
With just the push of a button, you can effortlessly let in the breeze, bask in the sun, and access drive-thrus and pay for services. BMW’s power windows work with a combination of electrical and mechanical components to provide smooth and effortless window operation.
First, it’s good to understand the parts of the window regulator and door panel. These include:
Each window in the BMW is equipped with an electric motor, usually located inside the door panel. These electric motors are responsible for moving the window up and down.
The electric motor is connected to a mechanical component known as the window regulator. The window regulator is a system of gears, cables, and rails that convert the rotational motion of the motor into linear motion, allowing the window to move up or down smoothly.
BMW vehicles typically have window control switches located on the driver’s side door panel. These switches allow the driver to control the windows in all doors, including the driver’s window. Depending on the model and trim level, there may also be individual window control switches on each door.
BMW power windows are equipped with various safety features. These include sensors that can detect obstructions in the window’s path. If an object or body part is detected while the window is closing, the window will automatically stop and reverse to prevent injury or damage.
In some BMW models, the power windows are integrated with the central locking system. When you lock or unlock the car using the remote key fob or the central locking button inside the car, the power windows may automatically close or open as a security and convenience feature.
To keep your windows and their mechanical parts working properly for years to come, you can clean and care for them.
At Rowlett Motorwerks, we understand the importance of maintaining your BMW’s power windows to ensure a smooth and luxurious driving experience. Our team of skilled technicians is well-equipped to provide the care and attention your BMW deserves. From routine maintenance to troubleshooting and repairs, we’ve got you covered.
We take pride in serving drivers from Garland, Rockwall, Sachse, Wylie, Rowlett, TX, and beyond, and we’re committed to delivering top-notch service to keep your BMW in impeccable condition. Contact us today, and let’s keep your BMW running at its best.