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Remove sound insulation on front door.
Remove outside handle on front door.

Replacing outside handle and lock actuator from left or right front door BMW X5 E53

Remove seals (1) and (2) for outside handle.

Replacing outside handle and lock actuator from left or right front door BMW X5 E53

Unclip ball head (1).

Detach Bowden cable (2) from support (3) on door lock.

Replacing outside handle and lock actuator from left or right front door BMW X5 E53

Loosen bolt (1).

Lift out lock actuator (2) towards front and remove to inner door panel.

Installation:

Guide (3) must be located outside metal edge (4).

Lock actuator (5) must be flush with guide (6).

Replacing outside handle and lock actuator from left or right front door BMW X5 E53

Caution!

Bowden cable (1) must not be removed or replaced.

In event of a mix-up, the door will not be able to be opened.

Lock actuator (2) has a red marking on Bowden cable (1).

Replacing outside handle and lock actuator from left or right front door BMW X5 E53

Installation:

Bowden cable (1) must be fitted correctly with lock actuator (2).

Seal (3) must be fitted – wind noises.

Buffers (4) must be fitted.

Replacing outside handle and lock actuator from left or right front door BMW X5 E53

If necessary, replace screw (1) on lock actuator (2).

Guide (3) must be flush with support (4).