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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 06-19-2013, 11:34 AM
Amuise Amuise is offline
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door problems

hey i new to the forums but i have a BMW e36 325is and the door wont close, the inside handle isn't working either any suggestions?
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:47 AM
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hey i new to the forums but i have a BMW e36 325is and the door wont close, the inside handle isn't working either any suggestions?
When you open the door, does the lock work? Can you unlock and lock it?

Also, when you lift the handle, is there resistance or does the handle lift right up without resistance?

It sounds like the latch spring may be dead. May have to visit the junkyard and get another one off of a car. Or if it is seized and won't turn at all, spray some lithium grease in there.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:11 PM
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yup i can unlock it and unlock it, but when the door was shut it wouldn't open from the inside and when it finally did open it wouldn't close :P
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:07 PM
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the internal spring is shot...or part of the latch piece broke...mine did this today as well
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