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Old 11-23-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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Power Door Lock Actuator

My driver side door lock just quite on me today. I can lock the door with the key but I can no longer just press down door on the pin to lock it, it just stays unlock. I assuming it's the actuator, so I took off the door triming and try to take a look at it. I have no clue to what to look for. Has anyone done this DIY???
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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anyone???
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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^^ my suggestion is follow the linkage from the pin or the keylock and i'll bet you will find the black box actuator. This also happened on my friends car (not a Z3) and found out that it was a broken torsion spring on the door latch assembly.. worth a lookie
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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simply take the door panel apart to see if you find any wrong...

you from Collingwood? I am working there til Dec
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:05 AM   #5
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This is for an e36, though the process should be the same: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70460

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Old 12-09-2006, 09:06 PM   #6
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So I finally gave it a try to replace the actuator. I got almost everything disconnect expect for one piece. I can’t get this pivot off the small link-rod that it is attach on. It looks like I have to remove the exterior door handle, which I been trying to figure it out. Is there any other way, without removing the exterior door handle? If not, can someone explain how? I hope the picture of the pivot makes it clearer.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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there is an access hole on the door to remove the handle, it may be covered by a rubber seal.
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