| Originally posted by Man314@Apr 16 2005, 01:19 PM |
On my 98 528i the door that conceals that "wonderful tape deck player" still works fine, but no longer has that wonderful BMW "dampened" slow opening movement . . . it just pops open very abruptly like some cheap Chevy.
Is this something that is easily fixed without going to a dealer?* Spring come off?*
usually the way such things are designed is with a gear-driven viscous (thick fluid-based) "black box" damping device. Either the gear came off and the door is no longer connected to the viscous damping device, or else the viscous fluid has somehow leaked out of the device, leaving nothing to damp the motion. Either way it may not be easy to fix, because even if the gear fell of, where do you get a new one, or what fluid to use?
I think that if it was a spring that came off, your door wouldn't open at all...
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2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L Sedan
1999 BMW 540i 6-Speed (Sold to M3UOND on 9/21/06)
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