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Old 03-27-2013, 05:04 PM
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Need help with brakes & Power door locks

I'm a new proud z3 owner and have a couple questions...I was wondering how much it would cost to repair the drivers side door lock? When I put my key in the drivers side door it just keeps turning all the way around and doesn't unlock?! When I unlock from the passenger side or the trunk it unlocks all doors or locks too. The door lock button on the key lights up when I push but nothing happens as far as unlocking the car or locking?! Does this have a connection?! Also when I brake I notice a faint sound...it's not loud but I notice it and I think the brakes might need replacing. My car has 84,000 miles on it. Any feedback would help...I'm clueless when it comes to car repairs. Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:47 AM
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It's hard to say the cost when we don't really know what's wrong w/your door lock. Just go get it checked out.

Change your brake pads to be on the safe side.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the reply...how much is it to replace the brake pads???
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:00 PM
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Cost of Fixing Door locks on Z-3

I live in Meridian, Idaho. I just had both door locks changed on our 2000 Z-3 and it cost me 744 dollars. I had it done at a shop that specializes in BMW's. Dealer quoted me around 600 dollars per door. Quite a savings by looking around. Might add they did an outstanding job repairing it and they work like new now.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:11 PM
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Wow I'll keep that in mind...I have a warranty that takes care of door locks so I'm gonna reap the benefits and go to a dealer...thanks for the reply
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:30 PM
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$744? It's a $50 part for each side.

I hope you got an oil change and car wash out of it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:43 PM
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$744? It's a $50 part for each side. I hope you got an oil change and car wash out of it.
The part is almost $60 per side from BMW South Atlanta with tax, and probably $100 per side from his local dealer. That leaves $544 for labor, or about two hours per side at $120 per hour. I don't know if you could DIY at two hours per side. Anyway, that explains why no oil change or car wash.
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