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Old 01-15-2018, 03:55 PM   #141
raenglehart
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Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Middle Ga
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My Ride: 2001 330ci
My son and I did this job in about 45 minutes. Thanks for the detailed info. For anyone else, here's what our problem was:

Manually key open the driver door and it unlocked, turn again, passenger unlocked (as it should). However, push the key fob (new key btw) the locks would actuate but the driver side would not come up/unlock. I can hear the door actuator click, but no movement on the lock/unlock arm itself. I have half a mind to open up my bad actuator just to see what is the fault........maybe one day when I'm out of stuff to do (in 40 years.......lol). I bet it's some simple plastic bit inside there that is broken. Anyhow, now on to the removal of the headliner to re-skin it.
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