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Old 07-11-2017, 11:57 PM
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break into my e83 2006 x3

hey guys i locked myself outta the e83. the lock cylinder was removed because it slipped amazon has it en route. the key is irrelevant at this point although batteries dead on it also en route. is there any way to break into this easily? i know inner door handle works but i rolled the damn window up is there any other way besides pumping an air bag and trying to unlatch from the window? i fear i know the answer to this and its 100 bucks.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:11 AM
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i tightened the door carrier where the cylinder goes so i have no access to the door latch unlock cable either. sorry for crappy pic
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:40 AM
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i know inner door handle works but i rolled the damn window up is there any other way besides pumping an air bag and trying to unlatch from the window? i .
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:49 AM
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hah those cars are badass man. at least you can keep your dates lol neways i might have to bite the bullet and ruin some paint on this
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:09 AM
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Call a locksmith. Be sure to have proof of ownership ready.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:31 AM
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go in thru the hood and hook up a charge pack for power

>this is an e46 ...essentially a shrunken e83 ......follow his method for getting in thru the hood .....hook up a charge pack/jumper cables and you're in .....best wishes

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Old 07-12-2017, 03:12 PM
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im not getting how to get inside after i open the hood. am i missing something obvious here?
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:13 PM
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yeah its looking like that, ill prolly let it sit til i get the cylinder. i got a jeep i can use til then. i am looking at a week cuz i used the free shipping option.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:15 AM
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im not getting how to get inside after i open the hood. am i missing something obvious here?
I assumed he meant charge the battery and use the keyless entry. I could be wrong, but that's how I took it.


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yeah its looking like that, ill prolly let it sit til i get the cylinder. i got a jeep i can use til then. i am looking at a week cuz i used the free shipping option.
I'm not getting how receiving a new lock cylinder is gonna get you into the car. Am I missing something here?
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:33 AM
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open hood gives you electrical access

>get that hood open and hook up a battery/charge pack to the pos and neg terminals in the passenger side engine bay....then you can use your keys to open your X at the front or tail gate
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:56 PM
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i broke the key open and ordered the battery for it but its got charge i just need to get in with an air wedge. i think i can afford it but skills ehhh... not so much cylinder en route too.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:31 PM
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thanks for all your help guys. I got in through that itty bitty right hole. ima try to rebuild the cylinder tommorow and get that keyless entry going.
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