BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Door Lock Actuators

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



3 Series Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel and the water shield.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring from the actuator. Remove the screws and pull the actuator off the linkage.
  6.  
  7. When installing, move the actuator and linkage to the locked position.
  8.  
  9. Connect the linkage to the actuator and loosely install with the screws.
  10.  
  11. Compress the actuator drive to take out any play in the linkage and tighten the screws.
  12.  
  13. Test the locks and install the door panel.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable and check the power lock functions.
  16.  

5, 6 and 7 Series Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel and the water shield.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring from the actuator. Remove the screws and pull the actuator off the linkage.
  6.  
  7. When installing, move the actuator and linkage to the locked position.
  8.  
  9. Connect the linkage to the actuator and loosely install with the screws.
  10.  
  11. Compress the actuator drive to take out any play in the linkage and tighten the screws.
  12.  
  13. Test the locks and install the door panel.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable and check the power lock functions.
  16.  

 
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