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Old 11-23-2019, 09:22 PM
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Help! - door closed part way through carrier replacement

I am in the middle of replacing my door handle carrier on the passenger side of my X5. The door closed part way through the operation. I am part way through removing the 4mm Allen key accessed from the rear edge oval access hole on the door. The vapor barrier is off and when I lift up the ball on the end of the cable the door won’t release. How do I get the door open to finish the job?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:06 PM
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I am in the middle of replacing my door handle carrier on the passenger side of my X5. The door closed part way through the operation. I am part way through removing the 4mm Allen key accessed from the rear edge oval access hole on the door. The vapor barrier is off and when I lift up the ball on the end of the cable the door won’t release. How do I get the door open to finish the job?


I have never had this happen but my best guess would be to remove the door latch handle from the door card and try and use it to release the latch


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Old 11-23-2019, 11:14 PM
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the cable that was attached to the inside door handle on the card, give that a good yank and it will open... same thing happened to me!
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:06 AM
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thanks for the replies, searching on some other search terms turned up a couple of relevant threads but I'll try giving it a hard yank, I pulled the cable but was just giving it steady pressure
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:25 PM
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solved! I was working on the car late and fatigue must have wiped out my ability to trouble shoot. The door was locked (battery was disconnected), I reconnected battery unlocked doors, still no joy, then I realized the passenger door I was working on was not unlocking, connected up the switch panel and unlocked the door and voila, door open with the cable for the inner handle.

Now I just need to sort out the remote central locking that doesn't seem to want to work properly after disconnecting the battery.
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