Here are some pics from the latches I got from that April of 2006 build 325ci. They look completely different than my latches or any of the other ones I have seen. Even the plastic looks to be diffrent, maybe even is glass fiber reinforced... I installed these today.so today I went to the pick a part to grab a latch motor, and the car was a 04/06 build 325cic. I noticed the latches were in PERFECT shape and I pulled them and took them. It appears they change the design and material on the later builds and they may hold up better. I will post pics soon.
you picked these up used? they do look like a different shape....so today I went to the pick a part to grab a latch motor, and the car was a 04/06 build 325cic. I noticed the latches were in PERFECT shape and I pulled them and took them. It appears they change the design and material on the later builds and they may hold up better. I will post pics soon.
I followed this video to remove themI am trying to repair my latches as they are crakded. Can someone tell me how to remove the seal above the front windows? It seems that these are holding the front seal in at the corners and I don't want to tear anything. These seals look like they are held on by some kind of external torx with an 8mm nut around it. I just don't understand how to loosen these up.
if your all the way there, why not reinforce them?Thank you that video was useful especially the part about the screws that hold in the rear of the cover and how to access them from above the headliner. Mine are only starting to crack and so not too bad. I was wondering about just leaving them in place and using some Bondic (UV cured glue) on the cracks. That stuff seems very strong and I suspect that since my cracks are just starting it might be a good approach. Thoughts?
There is no reinforcing these. The replacement latches I bought have no cracks but there's no way to drill them. No place for the nut to go because they are solid where the gap should be.not a good idea a used one talking about plastic that has 15 years minimum.
take 2 new ones and let someone help you make the reinforcement.
Anyway if you're able to open the front cover, dismantle the latches...you're able to reinforce them too. Take a drill and go. Or at least cover them with epoxy.
Bmw made them in plastic. Rock solid and plastic are not joining well XD