Where to find parts for a 1981 BMW 633 csi


#1

I need a regulator for the driver’s side window in my 1981 BMW and the only source my mechanic has found is to order it directly from BMW in Germany for about $600. does anyone know of a good store/shop that might have old BMW parts? thanks.


#2

Have you joined the BMWCCA? I bet folks there would know. You’ll need sources to keep this 30-year-old on the road.

The best looking BMW, ever, IMHO.


#3

Bavauto.com is usually a good source for BMW parts. They list the regulator motor for $343.


#4

thanks for the suggestions, I’ll check into both and texases, you’re right, I do need help keeping the BMW working well but so far so good. It has great power and handles well, the odometer stopped working, the windows and sunroof ditto but I love driving it.


#5

If BMW also used hand crank windows for that year, it might be an option to install that for less money. Just a blue sky guess for you.


#6

Hello, thanks for the hand crank suggestion. I tried that and it works on the passenger’s window but the mechanic said that since the regulator is defunct on the driver’s side it doesn’t work there. We tried!


#7

Used parts at www.car-part.com is your best bet. Many window regulators for your car are available in the $40 - $100 range.


#8

Nice price range, thanks for the suggestion! I’ll check.


#9

One other place for less-unusual parts would be rockauto.com, they list a number of parts for your 633i, but not the one you’re looking for here.