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Old 02-07-2015, 05:13 PM
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Driver door will not close (latch).
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:20 AM
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:07 PM
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Driver door will not close (latch).

Try your posts with:
-could you please help me
-need your help
etc.

And may be you'll get some help. Nobody is getting a penny here, so being that rude won't help.

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Old 02-09-2015, 07:53 AM
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Try pulling the inside and outside door handles simultaneously, this will release/reset the latch mechanism. This worked for me. Thank you.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:43 PM
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Try pulling the inside and outside door handles simultaneously, this will release/reset the latch mechanism. This worked for me. Thank you.

And don't forget to say "abracadabra", so it will "reset" for sure. In reality if I don't know smth I always keep my mouth shut.
This guy needs to play with comfort access glitches. Comfort access failure causes soft close to fail as well.

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Old 02-11-2015, 12:51 PM
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in the meanwhile...

he needs to be able to shut the door. I offered what has worked for me on more than one occasion.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:17 PM
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he needs to be able to shut the door. I offered what has worked for me on more than one occasion.

Duct tape will work as well, just make sure you put a new one every time you close the door, or get in the car through passenger door
But why bother and not to fix it right??

Here is quick DIY. Applies to any car- it's basically universal

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slam the door shut really hard or pull both the inner handle and outer handle at the same time. It's easier with the window down.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:19 PM
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Excellent suggestion. Plesae do realize that pulling the door handles simultaneously DOES work. It is a relief while the owner might be fixing the underlying cause. Sure did enjoy your suggestion of duct tape, rope, chain, etc., though.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:17 PM
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I've had that issue for the past month too. Almost everytime I got in the car and would try to close the door it wouldn't close and I had to reach over to the handle on the outside and give it a pull once and then it would shut. It got embarrassing. And yesterday it gave out completely. Had to drive to my mechanic holding the door closed. I have comfort access and soft close door so my part was $500 and labor $200. Thankfully my extended warranty is covering the bill and I don't have to pay a penny. If you don't have comfort access or soft close doors the part is in the $150 range
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I've had that issue for the past month too. Almost everytime I got in the car and would try to close the door it wouldn't close and I had to reach over to the handle on the outside and give it a pull once and then it would shut. It got embarrassing. And yesterday it gave out completely. Had to drive to my mechanic holding the door closed. I have comfort access and soft close door so my part was $500 and labor $200. Thankfully my extended warranty is covering the bill and I don't have to pay a penny. If you don't have comfort access or soft close doors the part is in the $150 range

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This is the right way. The only wrong statement:
"If you don't have comfort access, part is cheaper"
If you don't have CA, it will never happen to you

Pulling, slamming doors etc won't fix anything and will happen again. We are here to help fix the problem, not to ghetto patch it.

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Old 02-11-2015, 11:03 PM
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I had the same issue a while ago. I pulled the door apart, bought a new locking mechanism, wasn't the issue. I thought servo motors went out on original locking mechanism. I connected pos and neg to motor and found out that it worked perfectly. I was told BMW made the locks "bullet proof" meaning they would never go out. I returned the new locking mechanism and got my money back. Put the original back in and it started to work normal again. I was told that the door module is what goes bad. I bought one, just haven't installed yet. I think if you take the door panel off, unplug the power harness to the door locking mechanism for a minute then plug it back and it should fix it for a while. I will put in the door module this weekend, maybe tomorrow. Let u guys know what happens......

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Old 02-12-2015, 08:10 AM
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+1
This is the right way. The only wrong statement:
"If you don't have comfort access, part is cheaper"
If you don't have CA, it will never happen to you

Pulling, slamming doors etc won't fix anything and will happen again. We are here to help fix the problem, not to ghetto patch it.

Ha you're right about that.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:51 PM
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Now I need to reprogram the folding mirrors when locking.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:27 AM
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Did it help??? Why are you replacing door module? Did you diagnose it, or somebody "told you it was a problem"??
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I was told that it may be the problem. No issues right now. Nothing came up on rhiengold

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