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Old 12-26-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Rear Door won't unlock with key, but unlocks manually.

As stated in the title my 2002 x5 remote works to lock and unlock everything but my rear drivers side door. Surely not my actuator..


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Old 12-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Why is it not your actuator. they have a lot of issues with them.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Rear Door won't unlock with key, but unlocks manually.

Because from what I've researched the actuator controls the outside door handle.


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Old 12-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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Rear Door won't unlock with key, but unlocks manually.

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Because from what I've researched the actuator controls the outside door handle.
I don't know where you got that from. Replace the actuator assembly 51228402601. Part is about $150.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-bmwcl...63/PriceAlert/

Also you are posting you 2003 X5 question on the wrong forum. You should be posting to the xoutpost forum or one of the other X5 forums.

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Old 12-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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I don't know where you got that from. Replace the actuator assembly 51228402601. Part is about $150.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-bmwcl...63/PriceAlert/

Also you are posting you 2003 X5 question on the wrong forum. You should be posting to the xoutpost forum or one of the other X5 forums.
The problem would happen in an e46 and the same thing would need replaced. I don't want to sign up for a forumn I'd use once.. Thanks though.


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Old 12-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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I don't know where you got that from. Replace the actuator assembly 51228402601. Part is about $150.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-bmwcl...63/PriceAlert/

Also you are posting you 2003 X5 question on the wrong forum. You should be posting to the xoutpost forum or one of the other X5 forums.
The window motor has nothing to do with this issue I know for sure.


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Old 12-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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Its either the actuator or gm5

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Old 12-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #8
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The window motor has nothing to do with this issue I know for sure.
It is an ECS screw up, Scott provided the proper part number, assume he went to the trouble to make sure it fit your application, however, you are not talking about an E46 here anyway, so YOU should verify the part number before ordering.

ECS has the description as a window motor (which is wrong), but the picture and part number are correct.

Also not sure where you are getting that the door latch only has an impact on the outside door handle??

Guess you should listen to people with a bit more experience and not believe EVERYTHING you read on the Internet!
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He doesn't want to hear he needs an actuator. Its actually easy to replace on an X5. Buy a used door and it will work again.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #10
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He doesn't want to hear he needs an actuator. Its actually easy to replace on an X5. Buy a used door and it will work again.
Yea, I have dealt with Trent before, he is like my kids, won't listen and wants to do it their way!

Oh well, the University Of Hard Knocks is one of the best institutions in the country, just ahead of YouTube University.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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Its either the actuator or gm5
There is no GM5 in the 2003 X5! OP is posting on the wrong forum.
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It is an ECS screw up, Scott provided the proper part number, assume he went to the trouble to make sure it fit your application, however, you are not talking about an E46 here anyway, so YOU should verify the part number before ordering.

ECS has the description as a window motor (which is wrong), but the picture and part number are correct.

Also not sure where you are getting that the door latch only has an impact on the outside door handle??

Guess you should listen to people with a bit more experience and not believe EVERYTHING you read on the Internet!
Yeah, I knew the ECS Tuning description was screwed up, but, it was the correct part number and the correct part pictured. I should have mentioned that in my post or posted a link to another vendor, but, I like ECS Tuning and really appreciate that they go to the trouble of taking excellent pictures of most of the items they sell.

DEFINITELY don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Most of it is wrong.
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He doesn't want to hear he needs an actuator. Its actually easy to replace on an X5. Buy a used door and it will work again.
Excellent idea. Just replace the whole freak'n door. That's was a friend of mine did when the BMW dealer dented his 540i and sent it to a body shop to get repaired. The repair was decent, but, you could tell it was bondo'd and repainted. He bought a perfect condition door swapped it. He did have to swap the chrome trim for the black shadow trim and the door panel.

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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He doesn't want to hear he needs an actuator. Its actually easy to replace on an X5. Buy a used door and it will work again.
If it's actuator I'll call it's quits with a smile because it's a super easy diy.


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Old 12-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #13
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Tempted to post in the xi threads but wasn't sure if that's appropriate so I just did general. It's my mothers x5, I drive the e46 that's I've touched a lot.


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Old 12-28-2013, 02:24 AM   #14
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Tempted to post in the xi threads but wasn't sure if that's appropriate so I just did general. It's my mothers x5,...
Like I said before you should be posting on the Xoutpost forum. In particular the E53 section which is for the 1999-2006 X5.
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/
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