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Old 04-11-2013, 02:35 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback, gang. You guys gave me a bit more information than I was actually expecting. Thank you!

While some of you have had decent results with the A-M units, I think I'm just going to save up a little more and buy the OEM one. Might as well, right?

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:47 PM
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totally up to you, once you've changed it out once the second time is always easier

however i would seriously recommend you check the cable free length, even if you get a new cable, from my experience the stretched cable is what over loaded the carrier

this may have been a one off but its simple to check.
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When it comes to door carriers, save yourself the trouble and get OE units from the get go. The aftermarket units are plagued with reliability/fitment/feel issues. Tons of info out there on this subject.

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Non OEM door handle

My non-OEM replacement door handle carrier lasted a little over a year on the drivers door. Hamman from Import Parts Depot ($46.85).I pulled up hard on it yesterday and the door was frozen shut from the weather. Bad results. The passenger side was frozen also but came loose with a good yank (OEM). I just ordered the BMW part and the 2 plastic pieces that snap in the door. Non-OEM saved me $60 up front...bad investment.
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Thanks for posting your actual results. Sorry to hear of the pain part. Good news is you have been there and done that so the replacement part will only be 1 hr.
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When it comes to door carriers, save yourself the trouble and get OE units from the get go. The aftermarket units are plagued with reliability/fitment/feel issues. Tons of info out there on this subject.
i had some "feel issues" with an aftermarket unit. takes a solid pull to open the door. buttery smooth on the other doors that still have OE units.
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I read that a lot too. Been a week without my pass door working, and I'm shocked how often I get a passenger. Never noticed before, now I have to reach every time to pop it. Have the parts, oe, going to try to find an hour ASAP.
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i have been using a $15 ebay door carrier for about a year now with no problems
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Fixed handle. Open door light on

Help. Replaced the drivers side carrier today with OEM and new rubber seals under exterior handle. Fyi... be sure the lock mechanism side of the the new carrier is fitted in the correct slot on the pillar side of the handle opening before tightening the screw that secures the "front" part of the carrier. 2 cents worth.

Drove it home. Everything worked fine. Noticed the inside of the window molding had pulled down a little (maybe 1/8") and was showing a metal clip at the top right corner of the window. Pulled the plastic molding down about a half inch to expose two clips. Centered and hit with the palm of my hand. Everything snapped into place. All good.

Drove it to dinner. "Door open" light comes on while underway. Goes off at a stop. No doors are open. Power lock will not work on drivers door now, Cannot use key to lock drivers door. No alarms. Emergency signal lights work fine off the center button.

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Thanks for all the feedback, gang. You guys gave me a bit more information than I was actually expecting. Thank you!

While some of you have had decent results with the A-M units, I think I'm just going to save up a little more and buy the OEM one. Might as well, right?

Thanks again!
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