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Old 02-03-2012, 06:56 AM   #96
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada
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My Ride: 2000 BMW coupe 323ci
Hey guys, im hoping to build on some of your experience since im not sure what kind of problem i have (actuator, cable ...). Below is the puzzling issue im facing:

Problem: Even though the drivers door of my e46 coupe is unlocked, it wont open (neither from the outside nor from the inside).

Extra info:
1). Surprisingly, suddenly at times it starts opening normally! but then after a short while back to the same problem (unlocked but not opening neither from the inside or the outside).

2). I unlock my car manually using the key (since the remote battery seems to be dead) but it unlocks fine and I've been doing it long before this problem.

3). The central lock only opens the passenger door and not the drivers door. However, this is recent and the original problem existed before this issue.

Any help what the problem could be? And what parts I need to change? ...something electrical or mechanical, or both :o ?

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