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Experience:  ASE Certified Technician, 17 years experience, Dealership Certified, Service Manager for 15 years
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Bmw x5: window regulator on X5 back door broke..door panel..side back

Customer Question

window regulator on X5 back door broke again,how can I remove door panel to put the window up until I fix the problem?
left and right side back windows on bmw x5
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

I will attach the information on how to remove the panel.


If you still need help just reply, if not click ACCEPT when we are done.






Remove clipped-in trim (decorative strip) on door trim panel.
Remove toggle switch for door window operation.
Remove footwell light on bottom of door.

Version with roller sun blind additionally:
Remove roller sun blind on door window.
Release screw (1).

Bracket (2) must not be damaged.

Release screws (1).
Lever out airbag label (2) and release screw underneath.

Unclip clips (1) of door trim panel with special tool 00 9 317 (trim panel wedge).

Carefully unclip door trim panel (1) at top with special tool 00 9 317 (trim panel wedge).
Feed door trim panel (1) out of unlocking button (3).

Bend open retainers (2) on inner door plate for accommodating central clip.

Version with lighting for inside door handle:
If necessary, disconnect plug connection (1) on inside door handle (2).

Unhook Bowden cable for release lever:

  • Tighten release lever (1).
  • Lever out lock (2).
  • Detach Bowden cable towards inside/rear.

Press unlocking lever (1) for installation fully on door trim panel.

Version with additional speaker:
If necessary, disconnect plug connection (1) on additional speaker (2).
Remove door trim panel (3).

Clips (1) are longer than the other clips.
Clips (1) are gray, the other clips are white.
Fit all clips with sealing ring.
If necessary, replace faulty clips.

After assembling the door trim panel proceed as follows:

  • Open door window.
  • Lock with vehicle key.
  • Check whether linkage of safety button can move freely.
  • If necessary, align linkages.





Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thanks,but you answer half the question,and the pics.didn't load. I can't begin to imagine how to put jack back in the box without the special tools and a door panel dictionary (bowden cable?)....
No wonder BMW chrges so much to fix this problem every time.
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.