Left Rear Door Latch
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:40 pm
My left rear door latch never opens properly. I can get the rear door to open with lots of effort. But then it also takes a fair amount of effort to get it to close and properly latch again. Not a big deal, since I'm the only one who drives the car, and I'm usually alone. So, about 4 months ago I bought a left door latch on Ebay. Well today, I finally got around to opening the box. According to the original BMW part number (51 21 1 823 601) it is for the left Front door. Not the left Rear door. Egads. So,my question is: will the same latch fit the front or the back door. I'm pretty sure I know the answer....but I figure it's worth a shot, and one of you guys may know how to rig up something. Otherwise, I can just keep driving it the way it is.