View Full Version : HELP!!! Replacing a door

07-13-2010, 02:07 PM
So i am slowly trying to restore my E36. It needed a new front passenger door.
I am trying to replace it but dont really know the steps. Does anyone have or know where i can find a DIY?

I've been trying to figure out how to change the lock to match my key and also the window isnt tinted so I want to put my tinted window in the new door.


07-13-2010, 02:17 PM
Dude come on.

Step one take off the door panels (after door is off the car). All else is uber easy, just take em off and study the rest. It's fairly simple.

07-13-2010, 03:04 PM
easier said then done

07-13-2010, 03:05 PM
Its a pain in the ass a diy would just make it easier then sittin there figuring it out

07-13-2010, 03:08 PM
Its just a door dude...

07-13-2010, 03:10 PM
OMGEEZ! Use your noodle and figure it out! DIY's are for complicated matters don't put a limit on what you can do man. Kids these days. You think we had DIY's back in the day? No, we just took shit apart and learned.

07-13-2010, 03:11 PM
Alright ill see what i can do. Thanks for the kick in the ass guys

07-13-2010, 03:12 PM
Replacing the glass is a PITA. You need it hooked up to power so you can move the window up and down. The bolts are accessed via holes in the door after you remove the outside molding. You'll need to remove the door panel, and unhook all the electrical connections (after the window is removed). removing the actual door is easy .. just unbolt the hinge pins (10mm bolt, one on top one on bottom ... leave the 13mm nuts attaching the hinges themselves alone).

Btw ... Bentley. Seriously.

07-13-2010, 03:17 PM
Alright ill see what i can do. Thanks for the kick in the ass guys

Kick welcomed! Just use the e30 manual which is readily available online. It's very similar in this instance.