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Navteq 2013 Vdo Dayton Rapidshare Movies on this page. They note that the handle pulls normally, but the door will not open. The common problem is that the inner handle mechanism breaks and does not transfer the outer pull handle's motions to the latch release cable. The cure is to replace the inner handle mechanism. We have seen customers' shop quotes for hundreds of dollars to replace the inner handle mechanism.
And more than just a few incorrect parts replacement quotes (quotes to replace the incorrect parts). Since one of our purchasers had an X5 with BOTH front door handles inoperative, Otto decided to have a look and see just what the problem was and determine if the replacement is a reasonable DIY task. We found that the inner handle mechanism was indeed the culprit and the repair is no more difficult than the common window regulator replacement.
Come on along as we show the steps for replacing the X5 inner door handle mechanism on a 2004 x5 3.0i. Western Union Bug Activation Code Keygen Crack more. All E53 x5 models (00-06) will be as shown in this video. Note that you may wish to order a few new inner door trim panel securing clips. It is very common that some of the clips will break, or already be broken from a prior door panel removal. We replaced six clips on the door panel shown in this video. Additionally, if you find that the vapor barrier panel is ripped or damaged, this should be replaced to prevent water entry to the cabin. Bavarian Autosport stocks the clips, vapor barrier and the vapor barrier adhesive as well as the handle mechanisms.
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Parts: Inner door handle mechanism -- Left or Right (various PNs) Door trim panel clips - 51 41 8 224 768 Vapor barrier -- Left 51 48 8 402 389 or Right 51 48 8 402 390 Vapor barrier adhesive -- 08612 Tools: Non-Marring pry tools -- various PNs Torx bit set, T10-T50 - 26550 Metric socket and ratchet set -- ¼ ' and 3/8' drive, 8mm through 13mm Metric combination wrench set -- 8mm through 13mm 4mm long ball-end Allen wrench Various common mechanic's hand tools -- Screwdrivers, pliers, pry bars, etc. -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store,, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at email@example.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs.
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As title states, I am fuming. For the past 3 days, I could not get in or out of my driver's side door. I had to either put the roof down and climb over (Dukes of Hazzard style) or go through the passenger side. The little door lock thing goes up and down when I lock/unlock but the handles (both interior and exterior) refuse to open the door. The passenger side works flawlessly *knock on wood* I did not change anything or do anything to the door panels.
I am extremely frustrated. I wonder how much THIS repair is going to run me. Thanks for the replies guys. I've reset the battery and nada. I tried removing the door panel but its a PITA to take off the panel when the door is closed.
All clips have been removed. I guess I need to take off the driver side vent. By pulling the panel towards me and looking inside, all the mechanisms are working, even the cable. I compared all the moving parts to the passenger side door (yeah, I removed this panel for comparison).
It all looks and works and sounds the same as the passenger side but it just refuses to unhook from its latch. I'm going to give it one final try tonight by taking out the vent on the driver's side. If nothing, I will take it to an indie shop and have them take a look at it. Right now I am driving around with the panel half on. Looks ridiculous. Coupled with me jumping in and out through my roof.
At least I save money on labour as the panel is already 99% out lol Thanks again guys! Here's one additional thought: try and push in on the door from the outside when you are working the door lever. Or perhaps trying to lift up on the door. Maybe even a gentle but forceful 'rap' on the outside or inside of the door. Without having the door open, I don't know how you're going to get the inside of the door off without trashing it.
Maybe take it to a body shop instead/as well. They may have some ideas.
I've never heard of this happening on any car. Thanks elerner61 I've tried pushing on the door. Pulling on the door. Have not tried lifting the door up will try now. I already got the inside panel off without having the door to be open. I just needed to take off the driver's side air vent.
Man, that is crazy and could be a safety issue! Anyhow, maybe you could take the passenger side apart to see how the locking mechanism works and troubleshoot the driver side. As stated in my OP, I did take off the passenger side for comparison. Looks the exact same.
Made an appointment with my mechanic/body shop (the guys who did my Magnaflow exhaust) for Saturday morning. Until then, I can only try using brute force and locking/unlocking numerous times. I heard this issue occurs in e85's when you double tap the unlock button on the key fob too fast too often.
Which I find very lame if true. Until then, I will be spotted jumping in and out of my z4.Dukes of Hazzard style.
LOL hey guys. Sorry about not updating this thread on time. My body shop guys got the door open. Nothing was broken. It was just a cable that was getting jammed when the window rolls down. They tied the cable away from the window. Damn, and I thought the fix was going to be painting it Orange, putting the number 01 on the side, and adding a horn that played Dixie since you got the Dukes of Hazzard entry kind of down.
All joking aside, I'm glad it was an easy fix, and thank you for taking the time to update the thread with the cause and fix. That will come in very useful for others!