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Q: Motor makes window only go up slightly.

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Driver's side window will not go back up. The motor runs, and the window comes up slightly, but then it stops.

A: The problem is likely a faulty regulator or...

The problem is likely a faulty regulator or a window module that needs to be reprogrammed. BMW vehicles have an onboard computer (module) that must be programmed to know the correct window position for proper operation. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to inspect exactly what your BMW needs.

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