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Old 03-30-2013, 08:10 AM
Mongooose Mongooose is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 750Li
06 750li open door with no handle working

My wife informed me the other night that our rear passenger door would not open after our 4 year old kept trying to open it. Since he sat on that side the child safety lock was turned on.
I did a lot of reading and consensus seemed to be that it would require destroying door panel. I did not like that idea, neither did my wife.
I spent some time looking at the opposite door and pictures on the net. I removed the 3 bolts for door panel and was able to pull the top of the door panel out enough to see inside it and have some working room. I got to where i could see the child safety lock switch and flip it with a long screw driver. Unfortunately the inside handle would still not open the door.
More looking at the opposite door and testing i figured out how to open the door with a coat hanger. i rounded the end to help prevent scratching the door and frame. in the picture you can see i point to where to push the coat hanger in. it must go below the latch and press the backside of the bar below it down. practice on the door that opens. it is simply releasing the mechanical latch that holds the door closed. It is not easy to get the coathanger in just right on the closed door. It actually took me about 45 minutes until the door popped open.I was continually bending and re bending the wire until it finally worked. just have patience and try not to get frustrated and be patient.
My problem ended up being a small piece of plastic got into the mechanism and was jamming it up. Upon clearing it my door works fine and best of all nothing destroyed in the process. Sorry i did not take any pictures willll in progress, but at least on my model you can pull the top of the panel out enough to get some working room, not a lot but enough to get er done.



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