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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:06 PM
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Mein Auto: 2012 BMW 128i Convertible
Comfort Access Door Lock Problem

Suddenly I can no longer open the door locks on my 2012 128i convertible simply by touching the door handle. I have to take out the fob and hit the open button. Oddly, I can still lock the doors and even start the car with the fob in my pocket. I've tried reading the online manual to see if maybe somehow I inadvertently changed the settings through the turn signal controls, but the damned manual doesn't even show the type of system I have - only the IDrive and something else that looks nothing like the stupid pictograms that come up when I play with the steering wheel stalk.

Anybody else encounter this problem? Could it be a bad battery in the keyfob? If not, can someone please tell me how to go through the settings on the steering wheel stalk? I went to the key picture, went into the settings there and I think tried every combination with no success. My dealership is more than an hour away. Even though I'm still under warranty I'd rather avoid a long trip if it's something silly. I love Comfort Access and have become rather spoiled by it and need it back.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:00 PM
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Comfort Access Door Lock Problem

First I'd try replacing the battery. It's just a watch battery and easily replaced by user.


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