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Old 10-18-2019, 12:02 PM
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I have yet to ramp up my enthusiasm for working on this thing. Perhaps if I stop shooting myself in the foot every time I touch it, might help.


I removed the actuator, which allowed me to fit the carrier in place. I re-used the OE dogpoint screw to attach the cover, but am pretty sure after $#^%ing around trying to align it properly, I managed to cross-thread it into the cover. Hopefully I won't be removing it again anytime soon.


This brings me to the door lock actuator. I assumed I could rotate the latch into the closed position, and use the exterior handle to ensure it would release prior to actually closing the door. Apparently this too is not the case, as I have not yet figured out how to return the components to the open position. So, back to the forum to research the actuator.


I am humbly reminded why I quit working on my own vehicles after parting with my old M-B 240D.
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I have yet to ramp up my enthusiasm for working on this thing. Perhaps if I stop shooting myself in the foot every time I touch it, might help.


I removed the actuator, which allowed me to fit the carrier in place. I re-used the OE dogpoint screw to attach the cover, but am pretty sure after $#^%ing around trying to align it properly, I managed to cross-thread it into the cover. Hopefully I won't be removing it again anytime soon.


This brings me to the door lock actuator. I assumed I could rotate the latch into the closed position, and use the exterior handle to ensure it would release prior to actually closing the door. Apparently this too is not the case, as I have not yet figured out how to return the components to the open position. So, back to the forum to research the actuator.


I am humbly reminded why I quit working on my own vehicles after parting with my old M-B 240D.
you can rotate the latch to test, you probably just didn't rotate it enough to the fully locked position
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:14 PM
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It's important that the input "+" shaft on the actuator is at the correct starting position. I think there is a subtle detent at "12 o'clock"


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Old 10-18-2019, 04:21 PM
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I haven't been near the X5 in awhile; I went back to it today. I noticed that the door lock stem was in the locked position. Simply pulling it up did nothing, it wanted to return to the down/locked position. Cycling the locks did nothing as the door was of course open.



I found that by pulling up on the stem while operating the levers on the actuator seemed to reset things, and voila- all is well. Exterior and interior handles all working well.



This job was my learning curve for door surgery. The rear passenger side door is not opening from inside or out. I figured I should start with the "easiest" one first.


Thanks for all the help, very much appreciated!
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Thanks Overboost, thought I tried everything but tilting the carrier made it go right in. I've been fighting with this for months! Andrewwynn, great advice as well to remove the latch/actuator - just three screws and makes it so much easier.

Awesome advice, thanks!
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Thanks Overboost, thought I tried everything but tilting the carrier made it go right in. I've been fighting with this for months! Andrewwynn, great advice as well to remove the latch/actuator - just three screws and makes it so much easier.

Awesome advice, thanks!
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:42 PM
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I've donr a few front doors so removing the actuator. It seems almost impossible to do the back without removing it so I remove it and it made the back easier than the front. So now I remove the actuator when I work on front door carriers also. Five seconds with an impact drill and T30 and it's loose.


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