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Old 01-02-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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door handle sticking

hi I have a BMW e46 318 coupe and the drivers side door handle sticks alot of the time so it doesn't always open on first attempt. when it sticks and i try to open it its as if the door are locked even tho there not I then have to yank door to open it. what is this????? is it the mechanism or just cable or will i need door handle as well?
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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help guys ????
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:52 AM   #3
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Most likely the handle inside is sticking. I would attempt to clean it using the stuff used to clean out keyboards. If that doesnt work, the door panel will have to be removed to inspect the mechanism.
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ok thanks I will give cleaning it a try
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