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2001 BMW X5 Front Door Exterior Handle Service and Repair

2001 BMW X5 3.0i (E53) L6-3.0L (M54)

Front Door Exterior Handle: Service and Repair

Removing and Installing/Replacing Outside Handle and Lock Actuator From Left or Right Front Door

51 21 200 Removing And Installing/Replacing Outside Handle And Lock Actuator From Left Or Right Front Door

Remove sound insulation on front door.

Remove outside handle on front door.

Remove seals (1) and (2) for outside handle.

Unclip ball head (1).

Detach Bowden cable (2) from support (3) on door lock.

Loosen bolt (1).

Lift out lock actuator (2) towards front and remove to inner door panel.


Guide (3) must be located outside metal edge (4).

Lock actuator (5) must be flush with guide (6).


Bowden cable (1) must be fitted correctly with lock actuator (2).

Seal (3) must be fitted - wind noises. Buffers (4) must be fitted. Download File PDF

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