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Old 05-17-2010, 09:10 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by cirrusblau View Post
Driver's door should lock and unlock without a key (ie without power locks - disconnect the battery and give it a try). You need a new lock or a rebuild, unless something is jamming outside of the lock. Easy check: pull the door lock and try it.
thanks everyone...but it's not the lock cylinder. My key works fine. My lock assembly is jammed or broken. I don't want to pull the lock yet because I want a replacement to do it in one shot. I already pulled a pass side just to see what the problem might be. the push pin doesn't work period. A car will lock and unlock manually as long as the door actuator is disconnected.

In my case I know it's something missing or broken in the latch mechanism.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
KEEPER 88 5sp Vert 2016
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