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Old 11-14-2007, 09:02 AM   #6
Romee
 
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Name: Romee
Title: United Newb
Status: Offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax NS Canada
Rate My Car: 73 / 340
Your Ride: 1989 325i
Well, things didn't go as planned. The cylinder is bent up inside and useless. My remote locking still works so it's not pressing. I just like everything to work (and look) the way they should... I'm just going to buy a new cylinder when I have some extra cash burning a hole in my pocket and write a proper DIY then. In the mean time, I found a Google cache of the bmwe30.net Door Cylinder Repair article so I'll cut and paste it below. It doesn't have photos though...
I'm going to post some pics I took, but unfortunately I forgot to take a few key photos which really detracts from the usefulness of posting, but what the heck.
If anything I can at least identify the "C" clip.

My lock after being violated:


The "C" Clip (after the cylinder was removed):


This piece goes against the door panel, the cylinder through it, then secured with the "C" Clip:


To disassemble the lock, you must remove this pin - I used a hammer and a small nail. I cut the pointed tip off because I didn't want to jam it in the pin's hole.


The rest of the pics I took are here (they're not great):
http://ranamok.smugmug.com/gallery/3828533/1/221375759

I'm not sure if I can repost the google cached tutorial (as I didn't write it), so I'll put it in another post - but the link, for as long as it lasts is here
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Last edited by Romee; 11-14-2007 at 09:42 AM.. Reason: wrong link
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