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January 28, 2013, 11:05:14 PM
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« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2013, 11:05:14 PM »
Cheers, Looks like a visit to Stratstone after work tomorrow then!

January 29, 2013, 09:02:10 AM
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« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2013, 09:02:10 AM »
Yep my cable ties are still doing the job at the moment. its slightly stiff to open on the outside but not so much that you really notice it.

and what dealers are everyone getting these quotes from??? i was quoted £128 from my local dealer!!!

February 11, 2013, 04:18:52 PM
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« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2013, 04:18:52 PM »
Had a go at fitting the new carrier today that I bought from a dealer. Getting it all back together to find that the lock does not line up for the Allen bolt (so can't secure it) and there is a gap between it and the handle. Have the stealers sold me a duffer as nothing I see can be done to adjust the length of the unit!

February 11, 2013, 04:23:01 PM
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Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2013, 04:23:01 PM »
That's exactly like mine is.
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February 11, 2013, 05:46:52 PM
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« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2013, 05:46:52 PM »
Had a go at fitting the new carrier today that I bought from a dealer. Getting it all back together to find that the lock does not line up for the Allen bolt (so can't secure it) and there is a gap between it and the handle. Have the stealers sold me a duffer as nothing I see can be done to adjust the length of the unit!
That's exactly like mine is.

I too had this on mine.
Remove the lock barrel and undo this nut (do not remove nut) and whilst pushing firmly on the door handle retighten the nut , refit lock barrel , door handle will now be flush with lock barrel
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February 11, 2013, 05:47:31 PM
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« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2013, 05:47:31 PM »
mine was like that too. the allen bolt was a real struggle to catch the thread to pull the lock in.
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February 11, 2013, 07:05:03 PM
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Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2013, 07:05:03 PM »
I'm writing this and I no I'm going to feel a right twat but do I need to remove the interior door panel to do it( I didn't do door handle fix previous owner did)
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February 11, 2013, 07:30:17 PM
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« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2013, 07:30:17 PM »

No need to remove interior door panel , just follow the first few pics of Sanjs` how-to  to access the allen key bolt to remove the lock barrel.  Pic 8 shows location of allen key bolt.
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February 11, 2013, 07:47:58 PM
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« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2013, 07:47:58 PM »
Cheers x man I owe you a pint
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February 12, 2013, 12:15:27 PM
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Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2013, 12:15:27 PM »
Guess bloody what wife comes in last night door won't open  >:( ahhhhhhhhh looks like a strip down now I must admit it was never 100% when I bought it.The seller left the old carriage in so I could see it I can only assume his mate who works in a garage was a tit.
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February 12, 2013, 01:00:01 PM
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Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« Reply #70 on: February 12, 2013, 01:00:01 PM »
Where's the best place to get a genuine carrier apart from the obvious dealer I reckon they fitted a cheap and nasty one.
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February 15, 2013, 11:55:48 AM
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Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2013, 11:55:48 AM »
Sorted the git did fit a cheap part and fitted by a tit now done properly.
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May 22, 2013, 08:21:12 PM
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« Reply #72 on: May 22, 2013, 08:21:12 PM »
DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN

If it rains...it piddles it down.

Passenger side front...no resistance. Locks by remote and inside handle....guess this is the symptoms of a duff carrier? Strange that it's passenger side and for once it's no mine...it's the wifes.

Think I'll go genuine and the part number is 51218243615.....does this correct?

Ebay ha a mixture of genuine and copies. Ebay BMW Direct has it for £78.41 +£1.99 packing, what's the likely price over the counter...anyone?

May 22, 2013, 08:29:55 PM
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« Reply #73 on: May 22, 2013, 08:29:55 PM »
Two options, phone Cotswolds on 01432 375563 and ask for the same part number and mention the forum (you should get a discount, possibly free delivery).

The other is this part on eBay.

But check you need one for sure first!
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May 22, 2013, 08:39:48 PM
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Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2013, 08:39:48 PM »
Two options, phone Cotswolds on 01432 375563 and ask for the same part number and mention the forum (you should get a discount, possibly free delivery).

The other is this part on eBay.

But check you need one for sure first!

Can't think what else I would need? The door lock and unlocks, the inner handle works the mechanism and the door shuts and stays shut. It has been a bit stiff before today

If it isn't that hinge bit on the carrier then what else would it be...unless the cable has jumped off the lock...has that ever happend before?

That 2nd hand one looks cheap enough so if I got it could it be serviced (oiled) before install to give it long life?