: 03 745 Li - Can I replace the door stop/ door brake myself?

07-29-2010, 05:52 AM
Hello everyone. New member and first post, so I apologize now for any breach of etiquette. I have searched the forums as best I know how and cannot find this answer.

I just bought a 2003 745Li. The door brake or door stop - the thing in the front of the door that keeps it from opening too wide - is missing. I have the replacement part on hand. So, is this something I can replace myself, or should I take it to someone who knows what they are doing?

I am by no means a mechanic, but I'm handy enough. I replaced the grill myself. (The previous owner had installed a mesh aftermarket grill, so I put a factory one back in.)

I am a little worried about screwing up the door panel, as I assume it would have to come off.

Thanks for any comments or help.