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post #1 of 12 Old Apr 13th, 2008, 10:18 am Thread Starter
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Windscreen stuck down

The widncreen on my 2005 LT has stopped working and is stuck in the down position.
It seems like it may be a faulty relay or possibly motor?
Clymer advises that to get to the bolts and fixings, you need to put the screen to the highest position, and clearly you do.
Does anyone know a way of putting an electrical feed to raise the screen or altrernatively getting to the motors/relays?
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post #2 of 12 Old Apr 13th, 2008, 10:31 am
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Re: Windscreen stuck down

Have you checked your fuses? That is a likely cause.


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The widncreen on my 2005 LT has stopped working and is stuck in the down position.
It seems like it may be a faulty relay or possibly motor?
Clymer advises that to get to the bolts and fixings, you need to put the screen to the highest position, and clearly you do.
Does anyone know a way of putting an electrical feed to raise the screen or altrernatively getting to the motors/relays?
Thanks
Waz
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post #3 of 12 Old Apr 14th, 2008, 6:51 am Thread Starter
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Re: Windscreen stuck down

Yes,
I did this first. There are two fuses affecting the windscreen motors/relays and both are OK.
Thanks for the advikce though. Often the simplest things are overlooked, but sadly not here.
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Re: Windscreen stuck down

My 2005 did the same. I lightly hit the windscreen with my hand over the two bars that raise/lower it and then tried the motor. It took a couple of tries and now works fine. No idea why this worked - hope it "fixes" yours.
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Re: Windscreen stuck down

It may seem unlikely but I had the same problem on my '04 LT and I just use some WD40 on the bolts which were seized up ...
But I guess you already have tried it.
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It may seem unlikely but I had the same problem on my '04 LT and I just use some WD40 on the bolts which were seized up ...
But I guess you already have tried it.
I had a similar sticking problem on my 02 and after a little WD-40 it was fine. Now at every fluid change, lubing all of the arm joints is part of the routine.

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I had the same problem about a couple of months ago. One of the replies to my post was the following:

"There are 2 grey relays under the cover on top of the dash. Remove the windshield, 4 screws. Remove 6 visible screws on the top and one behind the dash light. Reverse the relays if it goes in the direction it didn't before, get another relay. Could save hundreds!"

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If you find that it is the relays do a search as I have posted part numbers for some after market relays that are sealed, cheap and will last forever. The OEM relays are know to be POS.

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Thanks for all your various replies. I have now gone mad with the WD40 and will leave it to soak overnight and try a bit of brute force and ignorance tomorrow.

I will certainly change the relays for non OEM if it proves one of these is faulty.

However, if the WD40 doesn't work, I may have to end up smashing the screen or boring holts in it to get to the front bolts and lower screen fixings -
hardly a BMW workshop approved procedure!!!

I might try giving my local BMW dealer a ring for advice. They are generally very helpful here in the UK, but with limited LT's about here, they are probably not so familiar with this problem. Perhaps BMW have an electrical solution?

Thanks again to all.

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Well if you find it to be the motor, I happen to have an extra I'll part with reasonably. That is if you know how I can ship it to you without having a hassle with customs and overseas shipping and all.

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Clymer advises that to get to the bolts and fixings, you need to put the screen to the highest position, and clearly you do....
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Maybe I don't understand what you want to do, but why not just remove the windshield? Snap off the covers, and undo 4 screws. To get the dash cover off after removing its fasteners would be a exercise in frustration to be sure, but you might wiggle it up and out.

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post #12 of 12 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 12:46 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks again to all for your good advice. However the WD40 didn't help and so I continued to suspect the relays (or motor) as it seems from other threads the OEM relays are suspect.
My problem was that as the screen was stuck in the down position, I couldn't get to the bottom screen fixing or tupperware fixings below the screen.
Having spoken to my local dealer, he advised the only solution would be to take off the nose cone, so have spent the weekend doing this.
Positive result. The problem was a defective relay - discovered by swapping them over.
I will now obtain a good quality relay and have replaced the nose cone leaving the screen in the up position, where I can get to the relays when the two new ones arrive.
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