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1997 BMW 528i passenger door will not open from inside or out..

Hey fello bimmer owners, I'm a new member to the BMW family and as the title states I'm in trouble. I bought the car with the inside door handle (RF door) not working. I took the door panel off to inspect and everything seemed to be still hooked up. put door panel back on with inside handle hanging and now door wont open from outside. Any ideas as to how to open the door would be much appreciated.
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I believe this may be caused by a faulty door actuator. The actuator is the small black box that converts an electrical signal to a mechanical action. When mine failed, they wouldnt unlock with the remote, and the knob wouldnt pull up.

If you want, the front actuators are the same so you can try removing the one from the stuck door with the drivers door and see if this fixes the issue. If it does, replace the actuator.

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