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Don Mac 04-09-2009 11:56 PM

Location of Central Locking Unit E28
Can't find the controller for the central locking on my right hand drive E28 528i (1983).
I have looked in the rhs footwell; behind the instrument cluster and nearby.:(

jimoreno 04-11-2009 06:37 AM

If I remember correctly, you have to remove the drivers side front speaker and tucked in there you will find it. You need to pull the carpet to gain access to two screws. If you don't have it by now, get a Bentley's E28 maintenance manual. You WILL need it to work in these cars!

Good Luck!

Don Mac 04-16-2009 04:09 PM

Thanks, you were spot on. Unscrew the two screws and pull down the cables. The overload relay contacts needed resoldering after all its hysterical activity. All fixed:)
Cheers Don

mahogany 08-23-2009 12:05 AM

would this apply to the 86 528e too?

south26 08-23-2009 06:08 AM

Yes it is in the same place.


mahogany 07-06-2011 11:48 PM

Hey Andy Thanks! I will check it out...:thumbup:

south26 07-07-2011 05:21 AM

it is on the Passenger side not the drivers side.


IrollBMW 01-29-2017 10:38 AM

Hi: I can now only lock or unlock the doors on my 88 528E by using the key or pulling up on the door lock knob. I checked fuses, and they are okay. Next step is to check the central locking mechanism, since none of the locks are working. Where is the mechanism located? Is it behind one of the front speakers, as suggested above for a different model? Thanks

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