Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E30 (1983 - 1991)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-21-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
e30blue
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 298
problems with door lock

Well I bought the car like this and didn't think it would bother me but now it's becoming quite a nuisance.

it's kind of hard to explain in words but bare with me.

when i unlock my doors, i cannot get the key out without them locking on me.
So to get into my car, i gotta unlock my door, open it and then pull the key out, which I don't really mind.

The annoying part is when I have a passenger. I gotta unlock the door, wait for them to get in, and then open the drivers door and pull the key out.

maybe need a new actuator????

Last edited by e30blue; 04-21-2009 at 08:47 PM.
e30blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
FuryriderX
cra.iX.y
 
FuryriderX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Stoney Creek
Posts: 1,259
probably the contactor in the lock cylinder is messed up. maybe take it apart and have a look?
__________________
FuryriderX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 09:57 PM   #3
Ceeker
Parts hoarding partner...
 
Ceeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,337
I would suggest rebuilding the lock cylinder. You can order a un coded lock cylinder from the dealership. They may just have it in stock. just remember: when you take your old one out and apart be careful to remember the numbered sequence of each "key" whinin the cylinder. Not to be mistaken with the key that unlocks the door.
Each "key" has a number stamped on it and the new ones should go back in the same order as the old ones came out. This matches the key to the new cylinder. Try it a few times to make sure you have them installed and and proper sequence.
Ceeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 11:23 PM   #4
The Sly
5th Gear Member
 
The Sly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: L'Ange Gardien, Qc CANADA
Posts: 1,097
I have seen many E30's with a broken locks causing it to be loose at the lock/unlock actuator and the it does exactly what your describing.

I would suggest checking it out for cracks or broken pieces and then do what
Ceeker is saying.
Replacement may be the only solution.
__________________
The Sly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 11:48 PM   #5
W2WDETAILING
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East York
Posts: 1,264
i have to do this but im holding off because locking and unlocking my car from the trunk is soo much cooler oh and when i close my drivers door it jingles like something is loose i cannot lock or open it with the key and the pass door is barely function able
W2WDETAILING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
e30blue
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 298
i'm gonna take a look at it this weekend...anybody have an idea on what a lock cylinder goes for at the dealership if i need a new one?
e30blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 01:26 PM   #7
Ceeker
Parts hoarding partner...
 
Ceeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,337
I haven't bought one in a while but I believe it's around 30.00
Ceeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.