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Old 31st May 2020, 21:12
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Default Door lock help

For some reason the passenger door wont open.
The lock button goes up and down with a clear clunk sound but the door still wont open.
No luck with the inside or outside door handles.
I have tried disconnecting the battery etc with no luck.
Thinking the lock is jammed somehow.
I assume the the actuator must be ok if the button goes up and down on the fob with a clunk.
with thew door being closed how can I get at the lock?
The door card is already off and the outer door skin is loosely attached to the Z3 door with 4 bolts that cant get to with it shut ahhhh
Any ideas guys
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Old 31st May 2020, 22:18
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Might sound daft, but I had similar with an auto-lock door once (not BMW) and found that pushing the door shut then allowed it to unlock - it was 'stuck' in the 'locked at first position' mode rather than being on the 2nd latch (if that makes sense)
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Old 31st May 2020, 22:40
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Thanks that’s great I’ll check that in the morning

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Old 1st June 2020, 00:00
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Had the exact same problem on my car with the door skin added. Turned out to be the Mini door handle plunger was pressing very slightly against the Z3 mechanism. You'll need to reach inside the door with a flat screw driver and push the plunger outwards to relieve the pressure. You should hear it click and the door will open. Once you've opened it you'll need to trim the plunger to give a couple mm clearance. It is something to do with the central locking and it thinking the car is being broken into !

A pain in the arse and took me ages to suss it out. Jaguartvr pointed me in the right direction , he had the same thing too !

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Old 1st June 2020, 07:34
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Had the exact same problem on my car with the door skin added. Turned out to be the Mini door handle plunger was pressing very slightly against the Z3 mechanism. You'll need to reach inside the door with a flat screw driver and push the plunger outwards to relieve the pressure. You should hear it click and the door will open. Once you've opened it you'll need to trim the plunger to give a couple mm clearance. It is something to do with the central locking and it thinking the car is being broken into !

A pain in the arse and took me ages to suss it out. Jaguartvr pointed me in the right direction , he had the same thing too !
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Will have a go this afternoon
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Old 1st June 2020, 09:15
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Good morning please excuse if you have already tried the following (which worked for me) spray everything that moves with WD40 , including inside the door jam , good luck Geoff .
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Old 1st June 2020, 14:14
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Good morning please excuse if you have already tried the following (which worked for me) spray everything that moves with WD40 , including inside the door jam , good luck Geoff .
Thanks Geoff
Iíve tried that but it didnít work
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Old 1st June 2020, 17:24
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Bloody brilliant that’s sorted it. My mini handle was pushing the metal plate
Thank heaven for these forums
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Old 1st June 2020, 19:56
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Well done !

When I had this problem the local auto lock expert wanted to attack the internal mechanism with a lump hammer and a cold chisel, no joke !
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Old 1st June 2020, 20:26
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Well done !

When I had this problem the local auto lock expert wanted to attack the internal mechanism with a lump hammer and a cold chisel, no joke !
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