You would need to remove a little rubber bung on the door near where the 3 torx screws areI meant *FIX the hard to open door from outside.
ThisThe new actuator is in and the locks work!! Thanks again everyone! :bow:
I remember seeing somewhere a post on how to reassemble the little window hardware pieces that hold the window to the track if they fall into the door, including a reminder to look for the little 3rd part that fell in, when you think the two pieces you found are all you need. Anyone know where that post is?
In case anyone else here is as dense as I am... Here is a picture of the allen bolt you need to loosen to help your door lock connect to the newly installed actuator:When I first installed the door lock, it would lock, but not unlock with the door handle. After consulting Bentley, all you have to do is remove a small rubber plug from the door which is on the latch side above the latch but below the big rubber flap. There in an allen bolt in there. You simply loosen it, then tighten it up again. Worked perfectly afterwards. Going on 3 weeks since the repair and all is good.
I think you should replace driver's door lock actuator AND both unlock cables that run to outer and inner door handles. Since the cables should be cheap and you have to open the door panel for actuator replacement already. That should not add too much work to the overall process. Check realoem for the parts list.Hey guys, im hoping to build on some of your experience since im not sure what kind of problem i have (actuator, cable ...). Below is the puzzling issue im facing:
Problem: Even though the drivers door of my e46 coupe is unlocked, it wont open (neither from the outside nor from the inside).
1). Surprisingly, suddenly at times it starts opening normally! but then after a short while back to the same problem (unlocked but not opening neither from the inside or the outside).
2). I unlock my car manually using the key (since the remote battery seems to be dead) but it unlocks fine and I've been doing it long before this problem.
3). The central lock only opens the passenger door and not the drivers door. However, this is recent and the original problem existed before this issue.
Any help what the problem could be? And what parts I need to change? ...something electrical or mechanical, or both ?