Exterior door handle issue
I have a 2002 325I and have had a problem with the driver's side exterior handle. Apparently there has been a disconnect with the interior mechanism as I am unable to open the vehicle using the exterior handle, but the interior handle is still fully functional. The exterior handle appears to still be operational as it lifts, but for some reason it is not connected to something it should be. Parts stores around me have no idea and want me to purchase a whole assembly..thinking that may work. It just seems like it would be an easier fix. If anyone has had the same experience and wants to share or any have ideas for me to fix, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm growing tired of either leaving the window open or going through the back door! Thank you......