2001 bmw x5 door handle repair




2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

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    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    You can now remove the old carrier. Medium Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew carrier Tips: It is crazy that a part like this fails so commonly. BMW part 51 21 8 , check fit below.

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    Several weeks ago my driver's outside door handle stopped working. It would pull up but the door would not unlatch. Things got busy and I wasn't able to get around to fixing it until now. I lived with either having my wife open the door from the inside or holding the unlock button and rolling down the windows and reaching in.

    Luckily, the X5 is not a daily driver nowadays so this exercise was infrequent. I did some research here and discovered that it was a fairly common problem. Thank goodness because I had pretty good information to follow. I bet that the cause of my problem was the same as it was for others and I ordered the part.

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    I've got to give credit to X5 in AK and gregwx5 for their prior write ups. They were a huge help. The part number is They are a great dealership to buy from and a board sponsor.

    The part is pretty substantial and area that failed seems to be a hinged and spring part that comes apart. Nothing seem broken but it did not seem repairable, at least not to the point where I'd keep it. A new one is worth it. The instructions to remove the door panel are on the home page. They are very good. Snap-On trim removal tool A wide flat bladed screwdriver could work too. Torx T20 head screwdriver for door panel screws 10mm socket for airbag screws 8mm socket for one bolt that holds the door handle on Small hex head screwdriver to unbolt the carrier.

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    I can't remember the size. Medium Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew carrier Tips: The window switches need to come out. They pry out easily. There are three things plugged in. The white and smaller black plugs are released by swinging the basket handle over. That pops the plug out. The larger black plug has a slide out lock. Once slid out fully it will pop the plug out. Don't forget to remove the puddle light on the underside of the door.

    Once you have all the necessary screws removed and you're ready to pop the door panel off, go around the edge of the panel and gently pry it out. You will feel where the plastic fasteners are. Don't yank the panel off because there is one more thing to unhook before the panel will come free. There is a stiff cable attached to the inside door handle. That has a plastic piece that snaps into the inside door handle. There is a small tab that can be depressed from the inside door handle area.

    It should release easily. You can see the cable in the last photo. It is wrapped in foam. In order to get the old carrier out you have to complete several steps. I did not unplug the battery nor did I unplug the airbag. I hung it with a bungee cord to keep it out of the way. Peel back the foam on the inside of the door.

    2001 bmw x5 door handle repair

    Beware of sticky tar-like adhesive. The black plastic plug that is on the side of the door is a pain to remove. There is an inner plug and an outer ring. The inner plug can be cut around with a razor blade and then pryed out.

    The out ring then prys out easily. I fought it a bit. See the the photo below. Once the black plastic plug is out, you can access the hex head bolt that holds the carrier. It is on an angle. The picture attached will show where it is.

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