Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator

Is your BMW's window not operating properly? In this detailed video, Bavarian Otto shows you -- step by step -- how to remove the door panel and window, and how to replace a faulty or broken window regulator, saving you hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge for the repair. You can find the BMW window regulator you need at http://www.bavauto.com/ Have a tech question about your BMW or MINI? Find the answer at http://blog.bavauto.com/

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BMW Hood and Trunk Roundel Emblem Replacement
BLOG ARTICLE :http://blog.bavauto.com/3091 "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to remove and replace the common hood and trunk "roundel" emblems on most BMW models. We'll also show how to change the colors of the blue and/or white sections of the emblems. This can also be applied to the wheel emblems, using the sections included in the color change kits. TOOLS: Non-Marring pry Tool Sets; http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=st%209029 http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=st%209007 http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=st%209007K PARTS: Hood, Trunk and wheel Emblems and color change kits: http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=321 -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





Repairing curbed:scraped alloy wheels on BMWs and MINIs
BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/15365 PARTS LIST: * Wheel Repair Kit - http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?part=aw-kit "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- "Aw, #$%&!!!" You just scraped one of your wheels on a curb. We know exactly how you feel. That's why in 2009, on one of our trips to Germany, we were excited to discover a new wheel repair kit. It claimed to let you repair scraped or gouged BMW and MINI silver alloy wheels all by yourself, with excellent results. We were a bit skeptical, but with replacement wheels costing anywhere from $300--600 apiece, if this kit worked 75% as well as was claimed, it could save BMW and MINI owners a ton of dough. We brought a kit home with us and gave it to one of our Advisors to test. He was very impressed, saying, "From 5 feet away my roommates could not tell where the repair was done. Even after I pointed out where the damage had been, it was still difficult to notice." We published his findings in the Spring 2010 issue of Fast Times.- http://blog.bavauto.com/2543 Since then, thousands of BMW and MINI owners have repaired their wheels using this kit, saving each of them hundreds of dollars. (One kit can do several wheels.) Yet we've also heard from a number of BMW and MINI owners who say that, before they commit to repairing their wheels, they'd like to see exactly what's involved. So we asked Bavarian Otto to make one of his famous DIY videos showing how to use this kit. Watch the video, see how simple the process is, then order the kit by calling 800.535.2002 or shopping in our online store at BavAuto.com. -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





Repairing door handles on a BMW X5 2000 thru 2006
BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/15369 "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- Here at Bavarian Autosport, we have found that our BMW X5 owning customers have been contacting Otto about troubles with their outer door handles not working. They note that the handle pulls normally, but the door will not open. The common problem is that the inner handle mechanism breaks and does not transfer the outer pull handle's motions to the latch release cable. The cure is to replace the inner handle mechanism. We have seen customers' shop quotes for hundreds of dollars to replace the inner handle mechanism ... and more than just a few incorrect parts replacement quotes (quotes to replace the incorrect parts). Since one of our purchasers had an X5 with BOTH front door handles inoperative, Otto decided to have a look and see just what the problem was and determine if the replacement is a reasonable DIY task. We found that the inner handle mechanism was indeed the culprit and the repair is no more difficult than the common window regulator replacement. Come on along as we show the steps for replacing the X5 inner door handle mechanism on a 2004 x5 3.0i. All E53 x5 models (00-06) will be as shown in this video. Note that you may wish to order a few new inner door trim panel securing clips. It is very common that some of the clips will break, or already be broken from a prior door panel removal. We replaced six clips on the door panel shown in this video. Additionally, if you find that the vapor barrier panel is ripped or damaged, this should be replaced to prevent water entry to the cabin. Bavarian Autosport stocks the clips, vapor barrier and the vapor barrier adhesive as well as the handle mechanisms. Parts: Inner door handle mechanism -- Left or Right (various PNs) Door trim panel clips - 51 41 8 224 768 Vapor barrier -- Left 51 48 8 402 389 or Right 51 48 8 402 390 Vapor barrier adhesive -- 08612 Tools: Non-Marring pry tools -- various PNs Torx bit set, T10-T50 - 26550 Metric socket and ratchet set -- ¼ " and 3/8" drive, 8mm through 13mm Metric combination wrench set -- 8mm through 13mm 4mm long ball-end Allen wrench Various common mechanic's hand tools -- Screwdrivers, pliers, pry bars, etc. -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





Renewing Plastic Headlight Lenses on a BMW or MINI
Are the plastic headlight lenses on your BMW or MINI hazy, pitted and/or yellowed? Watch how easy it is to restore them to almost-new condition using one of our DiamondClear kits, available at http://www.bavauto.com/




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