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aberg83 04-26-2013 11:35 PM

Drivers door lock repair kit
 
Trying to remove the drivers door lock cylinder from my 89 ix since its not working with my key and having a hell of a time of it. Have the door panel removed but am having no luck trying to release the U shaped clip apparently holding the cylinder in place. Wondering if I'm doing something wrong. It's so awkward trying to get in there with pliers and my arm is getting pretty mangled. Anybody done this and can offer some advice?


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mr ilia 04-26-2013 11:57 PM

I cant help you directly with your lock, however, for about 30.00 and 1 hour of your time you can get key less entry kit off ebay.
It will eliminate the need to use holes...for keys.

http://zoso.no-ip.org/318i-ke.html

NickP 04-27-2013 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by aberg83 (Post 1607973)
Trying to remove the drivers door lock cylinder from my 89 ix since its not working with my key and having a hell of a time of it. Have the door panel removed but am having no luck trying to release the U shaped clip apparently holding the cylinder in place. Wondering if I'm doing something wrong. It's so awkward trying to get in there with pliers and my arm is getting pretty mangled. Anybody done this and can offer some advice?


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Get a large flat blade screw driver and place the face of the screwdriver between the lock and clip and twist - it should pop out.

aberg83 04-27-2013 08:36 AM

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I've tried using a large flat blade screwdriver. Unfortunately my inner door panel does not have a large enough hole near the lock cylinder to get enough access or leverage. Attachment 116104 Any other suggestions?


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NickP 04-27-2013 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by aberg83 (Post 1607994)
I've tried using a large flat blade screwdriver. Unfortunately my inner door panel does not have a large enough hole near the lock cylinder to get enough access or leverage. Attachment 116104 Any other suggestions?


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Looks like its easier to do on a coupe - are you able to get to it through one of the holes in the door?

aberg83 04-27-2013 11:56 AM

Nope. I've tried everything. Almost ready to take it to a shop.


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TSI 04-27-2013 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mr ilia (Post 1607975)
I cant help you directly with your lock, however, for about 30.00 and 1 hour of your time you can get key less entry kit off ebay.
It will eliminate the need to use holes...for keys.

http://zoso.no-ip.org/318i-ke.html


It's a massive pain to change door locks on the sedan--I ended up getting this, best $30 I ever spent.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-KEYLESS-E...item1c3188df4e

Ceeker 04-27-2013 12:51 PM

yes, that's exactly how it goes...mangled arm/hands and ingenuity. have to be creative doing it. it got in some how so it can be removed. I would remove the window and window track to give clearance for your arm. :-) yeah I know...more work..or you can do the cheapy fix - remote.

BmW1819 04-27-2013 10:40 PM

Coat hanger with a u shaped hook
Have fun putting it back in ;-)

adam325i 04-30-2013 01:49 PM

I managed to get mine out by sticking my arm through the large opening at the bottom of the door. Mind you I do have small arms. But it is manageable, just not fun.

aberg83 04-30-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by adam325i (Post 1608449)
I managed to get mine out by sticking my arm through the large opening at the bottom of the door. Mind you I do have small arms. But it is manageable, just not fun.

Care to lend me a hand? Pun intended.

Ceeker 04-30-2013 02:31 PM

as mentioned it's easy enough to drop the window regulator and take the window out to make the job easier. the large opening is the way in but the glass and regulator and harness can get in your way.

adam325i 05-06-2013 02:46 AM

Come to Hamilton and I'll give you a hand.
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Originally Posted by aberg83 (Post 1608452)
Care to lend me a hand? Pun intended.



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