View Full Version : Question about door locks?!

Bimmer p.i.
10-18-2010, 04:29 PM
When I bought my car, the door-lock button on the centre consol will only lock the three passenger doors - I have to close the driver's door, engage the door lock button, get out, and lock the driver's door with the key.

I went to Future Shop and had a keyless entry system and an alarm installed yet still the fob will only unlock the three passenger doors - I STILL have to unlock/lock my door with the key (gunna suck come winter!)

Is this common, or is it that there is a problem with a solinoid or something? the prev. owner said it was a safety measure so I don't lock the key in the car - yet OCCASIONALLY, the fob WILL engage the driver's door.


10-21-2010, 12:22 PM
My guess is you need a new door lock actuator.
I already replaced 3 of mine.
They go for about $80 on autopartsway.ca