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Old 06-25-2014, 12:02 AM
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Driver Door can't open from outside

Hi guys

Just want to know how much you guys pay to get this fixed over there? Here Indy asks for nz$635.

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:09 PM
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Sounds like a lot of money but you're paying for convenience.

Alternative is to get your hands dirty and DIY.

Spend $200 on a decent tool kit, buy the parts online from pelicanparts or similar - and spend an afternoon with this set of instructions.

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/...andle-fix.html

If you can put together an ikea bookshelf, I reckon you could do this.

Worst case scenario, you get stuck - drive the car to your mechanic with the parts needed, and you're down a few bucks on tools.

I recommend something like this, cost me $170 (Stanley 132 Piece Kit)- I do all my own work on my cars; haven't been to a mechanic in 10+ years....all using this tool kit. Aside from speciality tools for some jobs, it's all you should need. EDIT: for this job though I would also recommend a trim removal tool, because you don't want to muck up those clips and get rattly trim - plus, now that you own a BMW it's worth investing in a decent Torx bit set because they're everywhere on these things.

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Old 06-26-2014, 06:47 AM
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Thanks smokey

It is way beyond my capability and I can see that I would definitely break something if DIY, so got to spend that money.
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