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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:36 AM
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door bounce off while closing

Today it's only 13F outside. When I try to close the door, the door just bounce off. I have to try several times to make it lock so that I can apply alarm. It happened before. I vaguely remember it was also cold. Any suggestion?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:02 AM
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wd40 in your latch mechanism. Should fre it up to latch closed. I have the same issue on cold days.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. Will try at home tonight.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:44 AM
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I have the heated key locks and door latches
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:58 AM
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your door latch is frozen!

don't wash your car on cold days...
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:55 AM
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You could also try using a de-icer with graphite lubricant.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:40 AM
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Meeeee to

Same **** going on with my x5.
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