1985 Mercedes-Benz 190e -- Windows Problems


Asked by Aug 29, 2013 at 08:44 PM about the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.3 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just bought a MB 190e from a family friend but it was sitting in his driveway for the past
few years without any use.

Here are the issues:
1. Driver-side window won't roll up all the way. (clicks when it gets a couple inches from
2. Back windows don't work.
3. Sun roof doesn't work.

I've checked the fuses and they are all working... Any ideas what the issue might be?

The main one is closing the driver window as soon as possible (Seattle rain is
unforgiving). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

4 Answers


You need a window regulator for the drivers window. They tend to loose the last few teeth which prevents them from closing all the way. Open the car door, place a hand on either side of the glass and push it up. This should enable you to close the window temporarily to keep the weather out until you get a replacement mechanism.

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(1) Drivers Window: sounds like your regulator is shot. These come motor and regulator in ONE piece. MAKE SURE you order one that is genuine MBZ or equivalent. MOST of the cheaper Chinese versions require riveting. Just make sure what you're buying LOOKS EXACTLY like the genuine. (2) If both back windows do not work, start withthe cheapest checks: Is your CHILD LOCK button on the console depressed?...if so - the back windows will NOT work. Then check the switches themselves - are they plugged in? Are they bad? Then check the fuses under the hood....Take a switch you KNOW works and try each harness. If none of that solves the problem, you need new motor/regulators for the back doors - THESE ARE SPECIFIC TO DOOR AND SIDE so be careful when ordering. (3) Sunroof: First- check the switch; Then check your fuses. If this doesn't help, you need a new sunroof motor. Go to a specialist for install - it's not cheap.

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Wrong, sometimes the mechanism gets jammed around and needs to be turned up so that it lifts the window all the way up..


Just wanted to add that usually when the window mechanism makes a clicking sound at the top, the last few teeth on the gear have worn out. Also - the motors and regulators are ONE unit on the 190e. Make sure your replacements are IDENTICAL to what you're replacing.....

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