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      01-20-2017, 06:39 AM   #1
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Door swap???

Has anyone switched out a door on an e90?

I got hit the other day and they took a nice bite out of one of my doors. I was wondering how difficult it was to just switch out the door. Any issues with coding? Electronics? Facelift vs pre facelift I would assume would be interchangeable. If I end up bringing it it what would be a reasonable charge? I can't imagine that it would be any more than an hour or so.

Any help would be great. Thanks.
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      01-20-2017, 07:39 AM   #2
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It depends on if you are swapping just shell or complete door. There is a window initialization when glass is replaced. Other than that it's one of the easier cars to do. Door handle has a procedure for r&I also.
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Straight up swap. Getting the door off a wreck. I have a pre lci 335. Found a door from an lci. Still on the car. Windows and locks work and all.
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I don't know if you have done the swap already but Pre-lci and LCI mirrors are a different shape so take that into account. You might be able to take the mirror from your old door if it still works.
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I don't know if you have done the swap already but Pre-lci and LCI mirrors are a different shape so take that into account. You might be able to take the mirror from your old door if it still works.
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It was super easy. Just a few bolts really. When I would talk to shops about it they would say things like "oh, you know BMWs computers can give you issues" and what not. It took like 20 min.
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What were the steps involved? I assume there is wiring involved
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The harness disconnects at the door, then 2 hinge pin bolts, 1 door catch bolt, lift and remove. The harness has a pull up lever that releases the connection.
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Best done w/ two people so one can keep the door level as the other works the bolts.
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