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Old 07-09-2011, 07:43 AM
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central locking-locked out

help needed, bought a 535 e34 alpina with no keys that i want to restore.
at the moment all doors and boot locked on deadlocks i think.
bonnett is open
nsr quarter window smashed but i cant open doors by handle or button
battery fully charged
weres the central locking relay located? can i link it out to open doors?
im gonna have to break door window to get in and energise the central locking relay
can i somehow energise the electric windows to open?
locksmith cant pic lock cos he dont have the correct picks
puttin metal down between door and glass dont work
any suggestions?
and had 2 different keys off bmw but niether fitted-the lockset must have been changed due to it being an alpina
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:39 AM
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If you have the title why not call the dealer for a new key set?

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:40 AM
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went to the dealer and got a key but the lockset has been changed and not recorded
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:25 PM
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Lock smith doesn't need to pick the lock. They put in a deflated airbag in the corner of the door and inflate. They then drop a strap down on a jimmy rod and loop and yank either the lock or door handle.

Any tow truck driver can do this. Your car is not special, other than the alpina tuning.

Do you have service via your auto insurance or AAA? I've done this more times than I care to admit. It takes about 15 minutes because the doors are sturdy.

Please don't break the window.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:48 PM
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i already broke rear quarter window and can reach in but the handle or button dont operate due to dead locks being on
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:58 PM
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If it's deadlocked you're pretty much screwed
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:02 PM
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ye thats me problem, i need info on operating central locking relay once i break window and climb in
been a nightmare
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:30 PM
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Yeah, these cars are incredible when running fine but they can be absolute nightmares to deal with as you are finding out with the locking issue. We have to remember that during the E34s production, the E34 was an expensive sedan and thus warranted high security additions to the car like the dead bolt feature. As inconvenient as you find it 16+ years after the car was built, it was originally built to protect the original buyer's purchase from thieves and was built to be a solid and very secure vehicle. Do not be upset with the car, just work through it and you will work it out! You definitely won't regret it once you do but be prepared to give a lot of attention to the car depending on the condition it is in. BMWs usually aren't very economical to own but the driving experience generally will make you forget about that.
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