1997 BMW 528i Q&A
1997 BMW 528i Question: inside door panel
This can be tricky, even for experienced technicians. The best bet is to buy a repair manual for your 528. You'll find detailed diagrams and instructions for how to find the fasteners and how to take off the panel. Another good resource are BMW enthusiast forums--you can find car-specific how to do it yourself information. - matte
Ahhhh leave it broke. It will just break again. It's plastic for god's sake. Wait till a cold day with a little ice jamming things up. BMW has put break away cables in all their doors. The technicians are very good at disassembling the nice wood trim and the rest of the panel. They need the work. They stock the extra parts to git the job done. Particularly in the winter when they're supposed to break. They work on commission you know. - mensa man
you have to just pull the panel off using some common sense and they probably sell a tool for it. but im pretty sure you have to buy the plastic clips that hold it on. good luck. - Visitor
There is a star screw in back of the handle, you have to remove the little circular plug, then there is another screw philips head up near the vent real tight against the circular vent itself take that out, then the rest of the door just pops off, twist the black cover with your inside handle to the inside part, now you have access to the cable, sometimes it just comes off the handle itself, just pull it onto it, sometimes lifting the outside handle at the same time gives you more cable stretch, good luck - Visitor
ok, this is actually an easy repair. Nothing tricky about it. go to bmwrepairkit.com follow the link to the video on how to replace the window regulator. It shows exactly how to remove the panel in addtion to replacing the regulator. Less than a 7 minute job. - Visitor
go to bmwrepairkit.com there's a video how to remove the door panel and more. - Visitor
how to open the door if i cant even take the door panel off. PLEASE HELP MY BIMMER ITS NOT THE GENERAL LEE FROM DUKES OF HAZZARD!!!
How can I open the door to repair the actuator.
My driver's side door will not open from the outside. It is not locked and will open from the inside.