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Locks Work Sporadically

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Ok, so I hate that my first post on here has to be a negative one, but the locks on my car on are not working.

Basically, when I go out to unlock my car using the remote, most of the time they unlock fine and everything is just fine. Sometimes its just the driver side that unlocks and the only way I can get the rest to unlock is by pulling the door handle from the inside. And then the worst of all the problems that happened to me three times today is this. Pressing the button on the remote does nothing. Manually trying to unlock them using the key in the door does nothing. The interior lights do some on when I press the unlock button though, and I can hear a click in the door like it is trying to unlock, but can't.

So far I have had to hold down the unlock button until the windows roll down and then crawl in through the window. Pulling the door handle from the inside does nothing when this happens. Starting the car and driving a bit then stoping and putting it in park does nothing.

Eventually, the locks will start to work again as usual, but this problem makes its self known again all to soon. I just got this car used as a christmas present. It has ~196k miles and is a 2000 (1999 manufacture date) BMW 323i. There are a few other things wrong with the car, but I will post those later as this is the only thing that is a really big issue. Im sorry thats such a long post, but I figured that all of that information was needed to correctly diagnose the problem. Thanks in advance for the help.
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li got the same problem my both doors dont unlock plus my fuel-cap but now my tank is empty, the meter is all the way down.
is there any option to get lid loose in a other way so i can drive to the gas station and fuel up?
i dont wanna go to work with the bus this week :p
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