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Old 09-19-2012, 03:21 PM
cn90 cn90 is offline
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Most people don't replace door lock actuator everyday and make the mistake above, thinking it is very difficult.
It is not.

It does not matter what car you fix, once the battery disconnected, vapor barrier off.....
Sit back and relax, get a good flashlight and inspection mirror and look inside to study the anatomy.
Think as an engineer: if you were to design the car, how do you want to hook the external door handle to the actuator etc. etc.
Once you get through this step, the rest is easy, just make note of how things are assembled and you are golden.

Wait until you replace the same thing (lock actuator), on a 2003 Mercedes E320, this makes the E39 look easy!

PS: Have you guys look at TIS?

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/e39/
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