Couple of things.

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Hello all, a couple of bits have recently risen their head, first one, when I start her first thing, the battery warning light stays on and the revs seem a little on the low side you have to rev her to get the light off, no problem when running and when warmed up no warning light, other thing is power window switches, I think Nick had a similar problem, drivers side would go down every time no problem but intermittently would not close, I found out after a few bangs the palm of your hand the switch sprang into life, no problem either way with passenger side, I then swopped the switches over so my side had no problem, now my side has died the death totally so won't even go down now, still intermittent fault on the other switch, so one won't open and one won't close!!, Four by Four club in America has the 460 switches for sale however they are close to £90 each, is there a Mercedes model that used the 460 window switches? If not has anyone got two spare? Many thanks

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Re: Couple of things.

I suspect the switch is common to most Mercedes of that era  w201,123.124, 126 so available from Merc breakers.

you may find if you remove the switch and give the internals a blast of switch cleaner they may spring into life.

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So iv had some spare time today, and found out the drivers switch is working fine, it's the window itself that is stuck fast, iv taken a look and can see the motor / regulator, is there an idiots guide as how to remove the mechanism and can they be repaired? Thanks   

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Depends what's wrong with the window regulator (mechanism),The windows are driven up and down by a stiff, spiral twisted, metal cable, running in a tubular conduit, which engages with a gearwheel, driven by a motor. The gearwheel and spiral grooves on the cable eventually wear an then it skips and loses drive. This system is generally not repairable if worn. However, you may have different issues, so have a look first. remove door cards and polythene sheet for access.

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I think you can buy a new piece of cable from MB, but spot welded to the regulator? You would best to get the Bosch numbers off the motor and try eBay, Google etc , easy to remove regulator, worst part is re gluing the plastic skin

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Best case is that you just require to clean and regrease moving parts.

But if you need to replace there are one or two places offering replacement OEM parts at around Euro 170. I have lost the links so you will need to google and also search here for previous posts on Window Regulator.

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Thanks gents, both windows are very slow to close, and as post the drivers side is stuck fast closed, i tried removing motor and found by the time I'd undone the fixings the window came down with the mechanism, I wasn't too sure what to do so refitted everything, can you get regulator out without taking the glass out? If so how? Thanks   

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Only done this on a 463 but suspect it's the same, as I remember window glass has two screws holding it to the regulator, in theory ,you could remove regulator if you could bodge/wedge the glass in place but would be strong risk of breaking glass. Some strong tape will hold the glass, over the door frame? A few screws hold the regulator , it's easy but messy