Drive door will not open from the outside on 1999 BMW 323is

My driver door got really hard to open from the ouside for awhile, I had to push in on the door while pulling the handle in order to open the door. Now the outside handle will not open the door at all. I am having to open it from the inside. Help - what can I do to fix this problem?????

Asked by for the 1999 BMW 323is
1 answer
Looks like either the connecting link between the handle and the lock mechanism or the handle itself is broken. The door panel has to come off and the handle / lock mechanism needs to be inspected.