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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi Leon, I have a E34 1995 5 series and had to take door cards off. They're predominantly held on by plastic button clips around the edge/circumference of the door card HOWEVER there is a couple of screws hidden, 1 is behind the chrome door pull/lever a little round plastic cover hides it the other is behind the top of door handle maybe on yours behind door mirror electric adjuster button. one scew is philips the other Torx when pulling the card off the clips try a large flat/wide implement to prise it away as you may breaks some of the clips (£2/3 eBay) One more thing the door handle locates into a grip from behind you'll need a long screwdriver to push the tang up to release it. All the above should be well similar to your model. Oh! nearly forgot remember to unscrew/take off the door pin that goes up and down when locked/unlocked
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
the window regulator has failed. the door panel has to be removed first which requires removing the trim piece that is on the grab handle (extremely hard to remove without breaking) there are three of four screws that hold the door panel on. once the door panel is off, the vapor barrier has to be removed. don't tear it, it is there for a reason to keep water out of the vehicle. make sure you reseal it properly with window weld. once the vapor barrier is removed you will need to unclip the window glass from the regulator. i typically will take and break the tab that holds the window. once the window is loose, move the glass all the way to the top of the door. now remove the regulator, swap the motor over, and reassembly. i would recommend taking the vehicle to a bmw dealership, around $650 for the complete repair and the dealership will stand behind their repairs
Posted on May 03, 2009
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
SOURCE: Removing a BMW door panel
easy, if it takes you longer than 7 minutes somethings wrong, and most of that time should be looking for tools.
hidden screw behind handle. 3 wires to unhook, courtesy light down below, master control switch plug, and speaker. step 1 unscrew hidden screw, 2) pop all the plastic keepers. 3) twist the handle through the opening without breaking the connection, 4 unhook 3 wires. bingo it's off.
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
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