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Clutch 10-17-2009 04:08 PM

Driver Door Won't Unlock?!
Hi folks,

This is with the OEM BMW Key.

So my driver door won't unlock. If I want to lock the car door from the driver door, it'll lock just fine.

If I want to open or lock the car from the passenger or trunk it'll do it just fine.

I can't even turn the key to the unlock position, it will let me go to the unlock position with the key though.

If I fiddle with it, 1/10 if that will unlock the driver door.

I do not have keyless entry at all.

Any suggestions / help would be much appreciated!

Blackedout95 10-17-2009 05:35 PM

Common problem, its the KEY!

Use your back up or spare, thats what I did with my e36 when it happened. I know the feeling, jiggle left to right, wont move, feels hard then sometimes does, mine ended up not working to lock or unlock period.

If you dont have a " good " key your sol besides getting a new one.

Clutch 10-18-2009 02:21 AM

Blackedout95: Funny thing is right when I posted this issue I went and tried the spare key, and it worked just fine. Time to go to the stealership(dealership) and get an extra copy made.

Thanks for the input though!


Blackedout95 10-18-2009 10:59 AM

Forget the dealer, just dont lose that one key lol

My car had remote locks so I almost never used the key. When my remote(s) died I was lazy to get them checked or new batteries so I started using the key. The key stopped working within months so the wear is not from the door locks but rather the ignition, was the only place i was putting the key lmao

Clutch 10-18-2009 11:50 AM

Haha - What are the chances!

Blackedout95 10-18-2009 11:53 AM

Tell me about it.

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