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Old 05-25-2019, 07:58 PM   #156
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My Ride: 330XI
Ok, so... I've had the 330XI for a little over 2 years now.

This thread was very useful although my E46 330XI was a bit different. The center window bolt was a regular 10mm and regular thread, not reversed. Also, with the widow rail completely disconnected and slid to the right, the actuator came out the top opening easy peasy... I closed the window as well to get the glass out of the way. Was a breeze! Cleaned the key lock mechanism too while it was out, lots of gunk in there.


1.Keyfob opens all locks but the driver door.
2.Keyfob locks all doors.
3.Console switch opens and locks all doors.
4.Press n Hold opens all windows and sunroof.

So reading what I could online, pointed to actuator.

Replaced Actuator and still same thing, keyfob won't open drivers door lock

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated!

LMAO... EDIT because all of a sudden they lock works by keyfob!

I got home from work, walked to car, put key in door, turned lock, and it relocked as I withdrew the key. Lol... A few times. So I long pressed the keyfob to open windows and opened door from inside handle to get in. Then I used the center lock button to open lock. Then just for shuts n giggles I used the keyfob from inside the car and it opened the lock! Tried it again and again and it works now. So weird...

Anyways, just FYI.

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