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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 08-03-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Question door problems

im switching my passenger side front everything to work but i cant get the two 10mm bolt/screws on the top and bottom of the hinges to go back in. the door swings but its not lining up properly when you try to close it. any suggestions any advice would be helpful.thanks
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Door swaps go easier if you use the entire hinge assembly from one car/door or the other. Also, be sure that you installed the spacer plate between the door and the hinge. If you don't have the entire assembly from the donor car, take the hinges from the original door. Once everything is together again, you may need to shim one of the hinges to make door gaps perfect.
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