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BMW X5 2001 -DRIVER OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE WILL NOT OPEN DOOR.

DRIVER OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE WILL NOT OPEN DOOR. FROZE UP IN ICE STORM AND APPEARED TO BREAK WHEN TRIED TO OPEN DOOR. INSIDE HANDLE STILL WORKS. IS DIY REPAIR FEASIBLE?

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    how to open door as both handles dont do anything HELP

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DRIVER OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE WILL NOT OPEN DOOR. FROZE UP IN ICE STORM AND APPEARED TO BREAK WHEN TRIED TO OPEN DOOR. INSIDE HANDLE STILL WORKS. IS DIY REPAIR FEASIBLE?

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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  • hugo2008 Dec 01, 2010

    I have the same problem. is there a solution to this problem? thanks!!

  • waynehand69 Dec 08, 2010

    I have the same problem as well

  • viperone234 Dec 19, 2010

    mYNE JUST STARTED THIS ALSO, WHAT GIVES, ANYONE ???????

  • Buzzthecat Dec 20, 2010

    Ditto - except my 2002 X5 won't open using either the inside or outside handles (no resistance). How do I get the door card off with the door closed?

  • jmr409 Jan 31, 2011

    Our 2001 X5 driver's door has the same problem. Outside handle won't open the door. Now inside handle is wonky, too. Can we fix DIY?

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Battery is dead and door want open, one driver side unlocks w/ a key... can you jump from outside of car maybe tell me tell me how to charge it from front end (how do i get hood open pleases)!

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SOURCE: DRIVER OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE WILL NOT OPEN DOOR.

You have to be very handy as you will have to open up the inside panel of your door and there is a metal plate for the winder that may have to be removed with a star wrench set.

If you are not very tech savvy, you may just want to take it to a local shop to do it for you. It could save you money at the end.

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You have to be very handy as you will have to open up the inside panel of your door and there is a metal plate for the winder that may have to be removed with a star wrench set.

If you are not very tech savvy, you may just want to take it to a local shop to do it for you. It could save you money at the end.

G

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