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Re: Replacing door stop (archive)

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Posted by Bob A on August 02, 2001 at 18:08:44:

In Reply to: Replacing door stop posted by Doug on July 31, 2001 at 16:23:38:

On the front door you will need to carefuly pry out the mirror adjustment switch (no need to take off the knobs), remove the #15 star screw behind the switch, then pry out the plug in the door handle (small and round, I found it easier to take a lobster pick and tap it into the crack and it came right out), then take the phillips head screw out. Now you can remove the clips, lift the panel over the center post and remove as defined earlier.

I found that to get my panel to go over the top clips I had to slide a flat bar (screwdrive) between the chrome strip and the panel, then lift.

Hope this helps
Bob Anderson

I've just bought a 1992 525i with 138k miles. The car's in great condition but needs a few things sorted out.

One of the things I need to fix is the drivers door stop. The existing door stop must have seized a while back and the loads have caused a tear in the sheet metal where the door stop is mounted.

I plan to remove the old door stop, weld up and reinforce the tear in the sheet metal and install a new door stop.

I started to look at this last weekend and couldn't get any further than removing the door trim. ALthough the door trim just pops off it is held in position by the door handle assembly and I can't see any obvious way to remove this.

Can anyone help? Is there anything else I need to be aware of to complete this repair?



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