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Old 12-20-2008, 09:02 PM
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!989 535i doors locked....Help???

Mechanic said the car was ready to go after he finished working on the instrument cluster. He left it out on the street after he closed his shop so I could pick it up.

All the doors are locked and none will open with the key. I can only open the trunk.

Is there a trick to open the driver's door? Please help.

Thanx in advance
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:34 AM
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Ive had the same problem--and im sure on this site the answer lurks , but, if you go to bmw34.net and look under troubleshooting. You will find the answer.

Have you tried your key on the passenger door? Hold the handle up while you turn key.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:02 AM
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locked out.....




Ya ya ya ya,, I know this one........

found it in the Bently manual (doors / security etc) when it happened to me.... an I got a 92. 525.


something about the passenger side like the man says,, apparently when mechanic locked it it went to the "second-stage" lock... wierd I know..


But I believe thats correct, pass side while holding the handle up.





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Old 05-08-2013, 05:56 PM
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Mechanic said the car was ready to go after he finished working on the instrument cluster. He left it out on the street after he closed his shop so I could pick it up.

All the doors are locked and none will open with the key. I can only open the trunk.

Is there a trick to open the driver's door? Please help.

Thanx in advance
I know this advice is late; however ...

Turn key anti-clockwise and life the handle, try separate combinations until you fee resistance on the key and or handle ... and drivers door should unlock, even if (car) battery is flat.

If all else fails, you will need a long thin rod, squat in front of the car where the kidney grill is an gently push the rod - between the bonnet and the panel immediately below it (its a tight fit) guiding it into the bonnet release catch, this will allow you to open the bonnet and put some charge into the car by placing the positive (red) cable clamp on the silver pole (with a dimple in it) and earth the other clamp and then fix to another battery preferable in a running car ... then your locking system will work ...

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:04 PM
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Mechanic said the car was ready to go after he finished working on the instrument cluster. He left it out on the street after he closed his shop so I could pick it up.

All the doors are locked and none will open with the key. I can only open the trunk.

Is there a trick to open the driver's door? Please help.

Thanx in advance


I know this advice is late; however ...

Turn key anti-clockwise and lift the handle, try separate combinations until you fee resistance on the key and or handle ... and drivers door should unlock, even if (car) battery is flat.

If all else fails, you will need a long thin rod tapered to about 3mm (round or square); squat in front of the car where the kidney grill is an gently push the rod - between the bonnet and the panel immediately below it (its a tight fit) guiding it into the bonnet release catch, this will allow you to open the bonnet and put some charge into the car by placing the positive (red) cable clamp on the silver pole (with a dimple in it) and earth the other clamp and then fix to another battery preferable in a running car ... then your locking system will work ...
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:05 PM
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I know this advice is late; however ...

Turn key anti-clockwise and lift the handle, try separate combinations until you fee resistance on the key and or handle ... and drivers door should unlock, even if (car) battery is flat.

If all else fails, you will need a long thin rod tapered to about 3mm (round or square); squat in front of the car where the kidney grill is an gently push the rod - between the bonnet and the panel immediately below it (its a tight fit) guiding it into the bonnet release catch, this will allow you to open the bonnet and put some charge into the car by placing the positive (red) cable clamp on the silver pole (with a dimple in it) and earth the other clamp and then fix to another battery preferable in a running car ... then your locking system will work ...
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:12 AM
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Re: !989 535i doors locked....Help???

Wow this is the thread that led me to the fest when i had this problem a month later(jan 09)

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Old 05-09-2013, 06:22 AM
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Wow this is the thread that led me to the fest when i had this problem a month later(jan 09)

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Ah .... good times eh?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:24 AM
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emergency closing or opening

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:27 AM
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Ah .... good times eh?
Well definitely strange to see again

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:55 AM
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What is second stage lock?
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:54 AM
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What is second stage lock?
It double locks the doors so that the lock tab cannot be pulled up by thieves who break a window.
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