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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:07 AM
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Driver door handle

I.have a 92 325i , my driver door wont open from the outside but it will open from inside the car, where can I g
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Where can I get that part or whats the exact part name,?
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:43 AM
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The outside door handle link to the latch is broken. The handle will have to be replaced. Is your 325i a sedan or convertible? If it's a sedan, the job is difficult but not really bad. If it's a convertible (two-door) it's a torture test. The window glass has to come loose and it's tilted to gain access to the latch.

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E36 convertibles started in '94. I think you could still get an E30 convertible in '92, but I'm not 100% on that.
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The outside door handle link to the latch is broken. The handle will have to be replaced. Is your 325i a sedan or convertible? If it's a sedan, the job is difficult but not really bad. If it's a convertible (two-door) it's a torture test. The window glass has to come loose and it's tilted to gain access to the latch.

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Just for clarification, the actual handle itself breaks and cannot be reused/repaired?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:46 AM
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There's a metal rod (linkage) between the handle and the latch mechanism. The rod attaches to a part on the handle that allows it to actuate the latch mechanism. This part is a common failure point.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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You are right about the vert year. I didn't think about that.

No, the handle cant be repaired.
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