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allan

e46 door handle

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Anybody know what is the difference in the door handle mechanism of a e46 sedan and coupe. They use the same exterior door handle plus the cables can be swapped over if need be with out to much problem.

 

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Something to do with the extra requirment of the coupe and the window drop feature?

I understand this is some sort of switch inside the handle so the door handle tells the car the door is opening to drop the window 5mm or so so clear the sill

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Funny, this has been playing on my mind today haha. 

There was a change in e46 handles 00/09 on.

I think the early type pulled up from one end only, but then the change over saw the entire handle pull up? Or was it the other way around. 

Quite different mechanisms. Yours pictured looks like the early type. 

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Thanks guys for the info so short answer no they are different, so do all coupe's have frame less windows,

Micheal

The one shown came from a 2001 M sport sedan in checking the ti 2002 the whole handle moves upward.although most of the movement is on one end.

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