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  1. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Any videos on replacing the drivers door handle assembly. I started taking everything apart and the amount of parts, screws, electrical connections in one door is beyond belief. No wonder it's so heavy. I can see the assembly but the latching mechanism is in the way and I don't know how to get...
  2. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all, My drivers door handle carrier broke AGAIN( UK X5 ), So I always keep a spare, I booked it in the garage to have the heater blower motor replaced, at the same time I asked them to change the carrier, when I called to collect the car I was told the carrier was not broken & it was the lock...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Just want to pass along what I did this weekend in case somebody has the same issue. Was just planning on replacing a broken inside door handle, but when I went to open the back door it would not open. In fact the lock indicator would go up but then right back down. Even if I held the lock...
  4. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I bought this 2004 X5 last week knowing that one of the doors does not open from the inside or out. I thought it would be simple to remove the panel and get access and fix it. I am having a very hard time and no luck so far. I have the model with the quarter shade. I removed the panel that...
  5. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi, The inner rear drivers side door handle on my x3 snapped off when trying to open the door. Some research has suggested its easy to replace but I have a different trim (2010 X3 GEFZG) and it seems I may have to take the door panel off. I can't seem to find good instructions, nor can I find...
  6. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello all, My 2002 x5 rear passenger door won't open from inside or outside. A young friend of the family got in and slam the door really hard and when he was getting out the inside leaver wouldn't work or the outside door handle. I've tried to pop the lock and pull on both handles at the...
  7. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Just bought my first BMW. It's a 1999 328is it needs some work, but I got a good price so,I feel it will be worth it. The biggest thing is that my passenger door won't open. Pulling the door handles does nothing. The interior one feels normal, but the exterior one feels as if it isn't connected...
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    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I fixed an issue today which was a bit of an irritant. My rear passenger door was difficult to open from the outside and passengers would think I was locking them out, not knowing if you lifted up with enough force, the door would open. It was a "nuance" of my car and kind of embarrassing...
  9. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    So I get done working on fixing a problem with my 318i, and all of sudden the driver door handle breaks, cannot open from outside, and there is not tension when I pull. I can open from inside fine, but it will not work on the outside. Then, a couple of days later, the passenger side broke. Same...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I partially closed the door and locked the car with my remote. I noticed the door was slightly ajar and pushed it shut completely. When I returned, the door will not budge. The electronics work for the locks and windows. The door handle will unlock it from the inside but will not engage the...
  11. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2002 X5 that I am trying to keep on the road and not have to pay the dealer if possible. My issue is with my driver's side door handle, I recently found that my handle had been pulled too hard and is now loose and will not fully release the door. I have taken the door trim off to...
  12. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I just took the X5 with the whole family loaded up for a several thousand(1,100 each way) mile road trip. The car did great I took it a bit slow heading up only going 74-84(9 miles over the limit) miles an hour up to Denver and enjoyed the 18 miles to the gallon driving for 16 hours. Along the...
  13. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    So the driver's inside door handle is slowly but surely falling off. If I were to open my door too quickly I'm afraid that I'll break off the handle with it..story ending with me not being able to open my door from the inside. I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix this. I am new to the...
  14. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    In an attempt to fix "my hard to open driver's side door" problem (2005 330ci), I managed to strip (i.e. no resistance what so ever when I turn it) the little adjust screw that's accessible through the hole near the door latch mechanism: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=372060 I...
  15. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I need advice in whether to change this myself or take it to a mechanic. My inside front passenger door handle won't open the door. The outside handle still works fine. Once I've removed the screw on the door handle, I have no clue how the whole things comes off since it's attached to the...
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