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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-20-2015, 09:51 PM
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Exclamation 2000 323ci coupe E46. Need drivers door interior schematic.

Greetings everyone. I'm a 25 year Diagnostic Tech. Upon having the notorious door handle not working from the outside, I pulled the panel off and soon figured out the connecting arm actuator from the outside handle to the latch was bent out of alignment from a heavy freeze and had to pull stupidly hard to get into my car. This has happened on both of my doors. Upon removing the panel, my upper regulator nut on the latch side was missing. Common problem as I have read here. After fixing it and removing the glass mounts\ bolts, I had two pieces fall into the door from the door handle side of the glass. One is round like a coin with a hex plastic insert in it, and the other is the glass retainer I'm sure. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the backside of the mounting before it fell apart. Now it seems no one has any pictures of this as it is specific to the 323ci sport coupe.

If anyone has a schematic of the door and glass assembly it would be very helpful. Otherwise I'll have to dismantle the passenger door just to try and get a mirror in to look how it's assembled.

Having the door apart and the glass halfway secure is ugly, unsafe for the glass, and inconvenient too.

Thanks in advance to any who can help!
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:08 PM
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Does this help?

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...=41&fg=40&hl=5

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...84&hg=51&fg=10
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:42 PM
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Thank you for the effort. Unfortunately the picture is small. So after saving the pic and blowing it up it loses clarity. Specifically I need to see the window mounting hardware at the outside door handle position. If you could find a blown up photo or layout of that area, it would solve my problem. Guess I'll just pull of the other side and try to get a mirror in there to see the backside of the hardware.
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