1994 Bmw 325i exterior Door handle broke?
the real problem is two fold first someone pulled with to much force,plus second thee science is there,but inferior oem parts are to blame ultimately, useing light weight steel components,and there would be no need to coment lol anyways,
when this latch breaks,the alloy material they use often breaks in several places.
to remove thee left or right outside dooe latch,
1)remove door panel,Window up
2)locate and remove the retainer clip
remove the three torq screws securing locking mechanism, leave in place remove outside latch trim (not reusable) plan ahead before removal if possible.
NEXT useing a pocket screwdriver find a spot to undermine the plastic trim,pop it off n you should see a large automotive antenna type nut remove it.back inside carefully manipulate the latch out.it may be necessary to remove the vertical window support track,pay attention while disassembling, reassembly is the reverse.if you plan on useing ur exsisting key... theres a tedious but doable procedure to transfer your tumbler/lock assem. with old and new latch on bench.on thee base of the tumbler assem is a small drift pin holding holding everything together,(i used a 3/16 rivet) note be extremely careful bmw is not like other automakers_ - the tumbler can come apart if mishandled ,if that happens the lock is toast lol carefully tranfer old tumbler to new latch.u may need a mini pic set to allow tumbler pieces to mesh,
assembly is the reverse,
May 18, 2012 |
Cars & Trucks