Outside door handle/latch/lock actuator replacement

Tiny
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How do I remove a driver's door outside handle and door acutator in a 2001 BMW X5
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 3:22 AM

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

51 21 170 Removing And Installing Or Replacing Outside Handle From Left Or Right Front Door

Driver's side:
Remove lock cylinder completely from front door. Expose screw and release
Passenger side:
Remove cover on outside handle.
Removal:
Slacken nut (1) on outside handle (2) (do not release fully).
Installation:
Contact surface (3) of outside handle (2) must rest without play against lock actuator (4).
5AZ Outside handle to lock actuator 3.2 Nm
NOTE: Fit the older outer frame (1) of screw cover (damage to paint).
Pull outside handle (2) as far outwards/upwards as possible and secure in this position with a screwdriver (3).
NOTE: For removal, the outside handle (1) must remain secured with a screwdriver (3).
A Pull off outside handle (1) from rear lock actuator
B Pull off outside handle (1) in lowest setting (as shown in illustration) from front lock actuator (4).
Installation:
Old outer frame (1) of screw cover must be fitted (damage to paint).
Press lock actuator (1) with a screwdriver (2) fully into "Open" setting.
Mount outside handle in this position.
Installation:
Supports (1) and (2) on outside handle (3) must not be damaged.
Installation:
If necessary, replace faulty seals (1) and (2) for outside handle.

Installation:
Carry out function check only with door open.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 2:08 PM

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