I have a 1990 BMW 325i and need to know how to remove the mirror connector and the door latch on the drivers door panel. the panel wont come off and there is no exterior point of connection for either. Thank you,
There is hidden screw under top of arm rest. the mirror control comes out. Be careful. then there are 2 screws in bottom of arm rest. Then the arm rest/handle needs to spin up towards sky and it will pull out. the scushing (plastic around handle ) slides forward and this handle surround will come off. Then there are clips that are behind panel. Put hand between door and door panel and pull panel outward. be careful. sometimes firm tug is better
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Answer FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL REMOVAL Using a trim stick (available from parts stores), pry courtesy lamp from door trim. Disconnect wire connector from courtesy lamp. If equipped, remove screws attaching door assist handle to inner door panel. If equipped, remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel. If equipped, remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket. If equipped, remove window crank. Using a trim stick, remove screw cover from switch panel. Remove screws attaching switch panel to door trim. Remove power accessary switch from door trim Front Door Switch Panel Disconnect power switch from wire connector. If equipped, using a small, flat bladed pry tool, remove memory seat/mirror switch and disconnect wire connector Memory Seat/Mirror Switch If equipped, remove screw holding door trim to door panel from behind inside latch release handle. Disengage clips attaching door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel Front Door Trim Panel Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange from inner belt molding at top of door. Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside latch release handle Inside Door Handle Linkage Separate linkage rod from latch handle. Remove front door trim panel from vehicle. INSTALLATION Hold top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Place linkage rod in position on latch handle. Engage clip to hold linkage rod to inside latch release handle. Place front door trim panel in position on door. Install trim panel into inner belt molding at top of door. Install clips to attach door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel. If equipped, install screw to attach door trim to door panel behind inside latch release handle. If equipped, connect power switch into wire connector. Place power accessary switch in position on door trim. Connect wire connector into memory seat/mirror switch and install switch into trim panel. Install screws to attach accessary switch panel to door trim. Install screw cover into switch panel. If equipped, install window crank. If equipped, install screws to attach trim panel to door inside map pocket. If equipped, install screw to attach door pull cup to inner door panel. If equipped, install screws to attach door assist handle to inner door panel. Connect wire connector into courtesy lamp. Install lamp in door trim.
Remove front door handle bezel screw cover
Remove inside handle bezel screw
Remove inside handle bezel
Lift upward on the rear of the front door inside handle bezel
Disconnect electrical connector
Remove handle screw cover Remove handle screw
Remove door trim panel upper screw
Remove door trim panel lower screw
Remove door trim panel (pull the door trim panel outward to release the pin-type retainers)Remove front door sail panel Disconnect mirror electrical connector
Remove 3 exterior mirror nuts and exterior mirror
1. Remove 2 small screws at bottom of the door panel (6mm) 2. Remove small black cover from inset for door handle (pry it out carefully with a small flat head screw driver or panel removal tool) and remove bolt behind it (8mm) 3. Pop window/door lock control panel out with the same flat head screw driver and disconnect all connectors. Remove small screw from behind it (6mm) 4. Lift straight up on door panel and then tilt toward you. 5. Disconnect mirror control connector. 6. Squeeze two tabs on the door latch assembly and it can be removed along with the cable. DONE.
FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL - REMOVAL
Release door latch and open door.
Roll window down.
Remove window crank Window Crank - Typical , if equipped.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door Door Trim Panel and Trim Panel Screw
CAUTION: Do not forcibly pull trim panel from door, damage to trim panel may occur.
Simultaneously lift upward and outward to release retainer steps from inner door panel Trim Panel Retainer
Disengage inside handle linkage rod from inside handle.
Disconnect speaker harness wire connector Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage power mirror wire connector, if equipped (driver's side only) Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim
panel. Disengage wire connector from switch panel, if equipped Power
Door Lock/Window Connector
Separate door trim panel from vehicle.
Position trim panel at door.
Engage wire connector for window/lock switch panel, if equipped. Engage
clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim panel.
Engage power mirror wire connector, if equipped.
Connect speaker harness wire connector.
Engage inside handle linkage rod to inside handle.
Align trim panel retainer steps with inner door panel and slide trim panel into place.
Install screws attaching trim panel to door.
Install window crank, if equipped.
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Remove the sail panel,the little panel on inside of door at the mirror.
Remove the window regulator switch plate, pry up on the front of it with a small pick or screw driver. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the top door trim panel screw that is behind the sail panel you removed.
Remove door trim panel screw at window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the inside door handle.
Lift upward to remove the front door trim panel.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Turn the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three outside rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the mirror.
The mirror connecter comes off with a small screwdriver lifting under the rubber it will pull right out. the latch comes off with the screws and you have to twist the handle you will see how it comes off.