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Old 08-28-2018, 02:58 PM
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Cut the "nubs" off the door carriers when you have them out. Most likely to breaks when the little blocking bar sticks in the cold and holds back the handle while trying to open. You think it's just frozen in Frost so you tank hard and break the hinge.


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Great idea!

Could you annotate a photo to point an arrow or circle the "nubs" that you are referring to?

Here is a representative image to work with:



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Old 08-28-2018, 03:06 PM
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:24 PM
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Got it!

Thanks Andrew

I will mod my carriers per your images below before install.





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Any advice on opening a rear door with broken carrier where the child lock is engaged?

Carrier broke and could still open door from inside until someone (name withheld) flipped the child lock on when door open. Do I have to remove door card with door closed?

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Old 08-28-2018, 09:31 PM
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Depending what broke it can be done!
I accidentally locked my keys in my car with my door handle carrier broken.

I was in Chicago and a little concerned somebody would smash my window to "get a free car" before roadside could come get me in.

I already had my replacement carrier so I used it to study how it works.

I was able to get in two ways:

1) with a flat blade skinny screwdriver: push in and poke on the Bowden cable until it pulled the lever on the actuator.

2) make a little hook with some thin metal rod: reach in and hook on the cable and pull.

Beginner's luck I got it the first try in less than 5 seconds. It took a lot more time in future attempts.


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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

Alternatively: practice on the other door: you might be able to flip the switch with a slim jim.

Back to from the outside method: you have to poke through the rubber seal where the handle pokes through. Practice on the new carrier. Totally doable.
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So the cable opens the door or deactivates child lock? I'm guessing opens the door.

Thanks I'll give it a try. Likely I'll be back with questions.
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Just opens the door but then you have access to the child switch.

That reminds me of a prank I pulled in high school.

Me, my friend and his sister were all in the back seat of one of the first cars ever sold with child safety locks. I hated to notice the switch as exiting to the right and flipped it as I motioned with my eyes to my friend who was on the left side (sister in the middle). We both left the car and shut the doors leaving a very confused sister in the back seat unable to leave with both doors unlocked.


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Partial list from my other post.

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I did the passengers side upper timing cover gasket , (drivers side for you Americans)
wasn't too much of a pita, couldn't finish it off as I couldn't find the rtv sealant
the valve gaskets at the top were like hard plastic, really brittle , bottom was a bit hard but not as bad,
brand new water pumo had a squeak on the shaft, but when it was wet it went ,
only thing I have found it a slight lip of about 1mm between the cover and the block (cover being a tad higher) , and I cant get rid of it , new gasket should compensate .

plus here's the pulley with the nick in it
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