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  1. Lock keep sticking.

    General E46 Forum
    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...
  2. Remote wont unlock or lock car

    General E46 Forum
    I know theres probably lots of threads on this but it doesnt seem like any had my exact problem and i need to figure out this issue. When i first got this car it only came with the valet key so i went to bmw and paid the ridiculous amount for a new diamond shaped key. Locking and unlocking using...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Need help to identify where to solder unlock button on key pcbs

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, Basically my BMW key fob was playing up so I opened it up to replace the battery and check the operation of the lock button. The battery was suuccesfully replaced to a VL2020 Panasonic. However when testing the lock button I accidentally pulled it off the PCB Board!!! :ben::censor...
  6. New Key coding problem

    General E46 Forum
    Couldn't find any help from earlier discussions so here goes my latest e46 problem. I bought new key from local BMW dealer and thay were not able to code the key to my car. I can start the engine and drive with the car so the key should be done corretly for my car. But the dealer could not get...
  7. Door Problems... could use some help from a guru or two

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi Guys! :hi: Just bought myself a 320 ci and very happy! So I thought I would join here as when googling some niggling problems on my car this site had some of the best answers and best DYI how-to's. The main issue I have at the moment is that the drivers side door on my coupe doesnt drop to...
  8. Passenger side door central locking failed?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi folks, Yesterday I noticed that the central locking on the passenger door of my 2003 Sport coupe has stopped working. I say stopped working but when I lock and unlock the car with the key I can hear the mechanism moving inside the door itself but the stud on the door sill won't go up or down...
  9. Locking system only works manually !

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 01 325ci conv, and when I woke up in the morning and took off with my car normally, but when I came back home this is what happened: 1) Driver side doesn't unlock with key button (although it did lock), but passenger unlocks. 2) Then both driver and passenger did not unlock. 3) A few...
  10. Key Synced but still wont work

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, Just bought my first e46 - a 2001 330i. I love the car but the keyless entry doesnt work, I tired the re-syncing of the key fob. At the end the doors are supposed to all lock to show that the key was programmed correctly... This happened so I thought I was good! But... The buttons on...
  11. For Sale: UK NSF Coupe Locking actuator

    Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.)
    In used working condition, bought in error, I need the previous non-cable external handle type. To confirm I have a left hand side Locking actuator suitable for the Cable type external handle couple models. In Newcastle, UK. £40 + postage open to offers! Cheers.
  12. FS: 'GORILLA' Chrome Lug Bolts and Locking Lug Bolts

    Wheels and Tires
    Have 4 sale Gorilla brand Chrome lug bolts and also locking lug bolt set with key. Almost new, only mounted for about 1/2 hour as they were too long for standard set-up 20 pc Gorilla item# 17015: 12x1.5x1.3 (these are for use with wheel spacers only, they are too long for stock set-up) $45...
  13. WTB driver side door locking cylinder

    My key spins helplessly and I was told i need the door locking cylinder. Any body have it for sale? If your parting out please sell me your door locking Cylinder!!!!!! cant lock doors and need this ASAP !!!!!
  14. Steering Wheel Locking When Reversing and Turning. Please Help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi. I just changed the front control arms and bushings in my car. The steering feels a lot more loose than before, and sometimes when I reverse the steering wheel locks. Also happens sometimes when I turn. Any ideas? Thanks.
  15. OEM infrared remote locking system sucks.

    General E46 Forum
    Alright, my 328 has the worst possible locking system ever. The key fob has a tiny infrared diode that is really the stupidest way to design a remote locking system. You have to point the key straight at the rearview mirror, it doesn't work from more than 20ft away, and it completely washes out...