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  1. E46 General
    My E46 Door Lock is acting up. When I go place my key into the door lock it will unlock and unlock the drivers side door only which means when I open it I have to rush to turn my key in the ignition to turn the alarm off. It’s hit or miss when unlocking and locking my car as some times it will...
  2. E46 General
    Hi, I have an e46 saloon which has some locking/unlocking issues. The keyfob upon manually trying to lock the car on the door handle will not lock or unlock the car. The keyfob buttons itself does not work too. But the car does lock/unlock properly from the inside locking button. When i go...
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    Hi, looking into purchasing my first E46. I have one that I'm keen on. I can get most of the bodywork sorted, such as the minor dent at the rear driver side and scuffs etc. The one thing I am really stuck on, and would LOVE some help on if anybody knows - is the part I have circled in red on...
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    Hello! I had my passenger door panel off to replace the window actuator, I was still able to open the door from outside and to get out from the inside you just needed to pull the cable forwards to open the door. Everything was going fine until I went to subway one day with my cousin and when we...
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    Bumped a bunch of years-old threads trying to figure this out... Basically my driver's window auto-drop - the feature that drops the window ¼" when opening the door and then shuts it when closing - is not working consistently. The strangest part that I've noticed, which is not mentioned in the...
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    I have a 2003 e46 320i sedan and the driver door can´t be locked. I lock the door manually from the lock in the driver side door and it seems to work because all the lock rods in the doors go down and i can hear the actuator working. I try the left rear passenger door and it´s locked, However, I...
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    The door and fender on my coupe are trashed and I found a pair off a vert but I’m not sure they would fit my coupe or not. My car is a 2003 and the vert is a 2002. The doors look similar but I don’t know if they will fit together or not
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    I just recent crashed and messed up my hood, front bumper and driver door, there is a matching colour 325ci for sale at a junkyard in my city. I was curious if the parts I'm looking for for my 328ci would fit from a 325ci, I have an 00 and the car in the junkyard is 01-04 Im not sure, I'm ok...
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    Hello Fanatics, My 2003 330i is approaching 250k miles, in large part thanks to the knowledge shared here. I just rebuilt my lock cylinder (2nd time since I've owned the car) because the little cast piece inside broke. Put the cylinder back in the door, and found I couldn't turn the key to...
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    Today I experienced a very weird problem. While driving, the doors started locking and unlocking by themselves in a random manner. There wasn't any specific pattern in which they locked/unlocked. I tried pressing the center console lock button and it worked but the doors still unlocked and...
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    Hey guys, got a 2000 323Ci in the fall and am finally getting around to cleaning the driver's door. It's pretty dingy all over and wanted to know what parts are leather so I don't use the wrong cleaning products on them. Made a diagram to help specify the sections. Obviously A and E are not...
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    Hi all! I’ve been wanting to install the bmw logo projectors in my e46 door for quite some time now but how no clue of how to go about it... I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with this on here. All the newer bmw’s already have a welcome light on the bottom of the door so it’s very easy...
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    E46 325i 2001 Centre console door lock switch doesn't work when the car is off or the key is in the accessory or on position. It only works when the car is running. Is this normal, if so how do you unlock the doors from the inside without the key?
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    Hey Fanatics! After a long time I decided to fix my leaky doors on my sedan. I installed brand new Vapor Barriers on my front two doors, and cleaned the door drains. According to my friend who is a Technician at the local stealership; the design of the door on the E46 allows for water to enter...
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    I know that there are a lot of threads about this but none quite like mine. So on my 01 325xi my door was not locking by turning the key. I replaced the key lock the first time and it broke into pieces after being used for 6 months. I recently ordered a new lock and master key from bmw ( oem...
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    Hi everyone, so this is the problem, the rear right passenger door won't open from the inside.:banghead: It opens from the outside, it locks properly, everything else is functioning except it just won't open from the inside. I thought the cable broke, but I just took the door panel off, and...
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    When I bought the car a couple weeks ago i found that the driver side door doesn't unlock with the key nor with the unlock buttons. I can hear the lock activating but nothing happens. Fast forward to today when I got the Key tumbler replaced at a shop and now it only unlocks sometimes :censor...
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    I have a 2002 325i sedan, this is the first winter having it, and I started having problems whenever it was below freezing. The driver's door will open, but then will not stay latched when you close it from outside (door just hits the car and comes back open). if you open it, get in and pull...
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    hi guys I know this has been posted a million times and the posts i have read did not help my issue. My 323i's drivers door has recently completely stopped communicating with the car. I have power to all my accessories like the windows and moving the mirrors but everything else isn't working the...
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    I have been spending this afternoon prepping my interior trim for paint, I took the door panels off both sides so I could get the trim, but the passenger door won't open anymore. When the car is locked and I pull the wire, it unlocks but when I try open from both inside and outside absolutely...
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