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  1. Key fob not working

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! I have a bmw e46 compact 2002. when I got the car I only received one key andI couldnt unlock the car with the key fob (remotely) so I changed the battery and it didn’t help. so I went the the dealership and got a brand new key. I programmed it correctly but it still didn’t help. the...
  2. Door lock issue: key won't turn in cylinder, windows all rolled down

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  3. Doors unlock/lock by themselves while driving!

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  4. Car starts, but unlock and lock doesn't work?? NOT GM5 ISSUE!

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2005 BMW 325i and the key unlock and lock does not work, unless I do it from the outside. If i take the key OUT of the ignition and open the driver's door, there is a constant beep that occurs even though ALL lights are turned off, and key is NOT inside the ignition. I'm pretty sure it...
  5. Door lock switch problem

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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?
  6. Operation: Broken Lock

    E46 Convertible
    Bare with me folks, I've scoured the threads looking for a solution and did not find anything helpful... so far. Here's where I'm at: I've been manually locking and unlocking my 2001 e46 convertible for some time because ALL of the auto/remote lock features haven't worked for years. The lock...
  7. Anyone in Australia reparing door lock relays?

    Is there anyone in Australia preferably Victoria that can replace the door lock relays? I have the parts but would rather find a skilled solderer than risk stuffing it myself
  8. E46 Spinning Lock Problem/Door can't be closed

    General E46 Forum
    Dear All, Thank you very much for coming to my post and it would be most appreciated if I can seek advice here. I am driving a year 2000 E46 with four doors and the problem is I can not close the driver side door. When I inserted the key to the driver's door, turning clockwise to unlock the...
  9. Ignition Key doesn't match VIN, need replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hey, thanks to one of the previous owners, my ignition key, which used to unlock and lock the car via the keyfob, is cut differently from the key that is meant for the car and matches the VIN. Currently, the ignition key is dead. I have cut it open and replaced the battery in the past with...
  10. 330i Driver Side Door Lock issue

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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...
  11. A lot of issues

    General E46 Forum
    right i just bought a 2001 e46 316ti compact as a project car and it has issues. so far ive found out car siren is constantly going off key fob dont unlock or lock car doors and wont open the boot (trunk) console button dont unlock it either head unit dont work window wipers dont work window...
  12. I had to break my car's window so I access it

    General E46 Forum
    So following up to my earlier post here, I finally got access to my car. I'd like to understand why this has happened and if anyone has any idea. How I tried to access the car: Remote (Changed the battery + Didn't do anything) Manually with the key (Kept turning and nothing happened so...
  13. Flashers, locks (not), and more; oh my!

    General E46 Forum
    2003 325i Got the car in July. One key has been relatively reliable. The other pretty much not at all. Never gave it any thought, but the interior lock/unlock button has not worked since I got the car. Several days ago I put the emergency flashers on. They wouldn't turn off. Base gate guard...
  14. Hub Locked

    E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    Hi all, looking for some advice please. I took my e90 to a garage earlier for some rear tyres and when putting the wheels back on the (idiot) fitter put one of the wheels on without the 20mm spacer, and obviously used the extended bolts. It was rectified but straight away the hand brake no...
  15. HELP!! 2001 330i Lost Key :(

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    hey guys let me start by saying thanks just for looking because i lost my keys during work. I do landscaping and we do trailer park communities so i stepped in about 50 houses on thursday and it is now sunday, lost them while doing some weed whacking :( :bawling: :cry: :drool: :thumbdwn...
  16. GM5 Problem or Something Else?

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    About a month ago I started to see an intermittent issue with my car. When I lock or unlock the car by remote the lights rarely flash. I would say the lights would flash only 1 out of every 3 times I used the remote. Lock operation remained normal. Just over the weekend I realized that my...
  17. Door Locking Mechanism Broken (I think)

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, so I drive a 2002 330ci. My door has stopped locking and I was wondering if any of you have had this happen. It still locked when I start driving, the keyless entry doesn't work (not a big deal), and when I put the key in the door to lock the car the key goes into the lock and just...
  18. Swapping door shells... HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, I've been working on rebuilding my e46 sedan slowly over the past few months after an accident and although I'm through the worst of it, now it's come for me to do something about my passenger rear door. At first, I had just used a heat gun and tried to suction it out. It looks...
  19. Convertible Lock or Not?

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    Interesting but unimportant question for E46 convertible owners: Do you usually lock your car, or do you leave it unlocked? This is my second ragtop, first BMW. I locked my first one, but I have been leaving this one unlocked based on the theory that there's nothing inside that's more...
  20. Ok, bear with me. Door actuator, gm5 module, ignition switch? HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    So I have a 2004 330ci convertible. There are a lot of weird problems, so I don't know if any of you geniuses can group some of these together and maybe a lot of them are related. To start, the key fob buttons don't work, I already tried reprogramming it, that didn't work either (could be...