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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:34 AM
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Mein Auto: '91 325i
Exclamation Problem w/ Driver side Door Lock

I always lock my door with my door key from the outside. Last night, I turned the key Clockwise (the keyhole in the VERTICAL position) and the keyhole is now stuck on a horizontal position. Usually it will be Vertical. With the keyhole in a Horizontal position, i can take the key out and insert without any problems. The problem is it won't turn. I've tried fidgeting with key, apply more force, everything. WONT BUDGE. The door opens from the inside w/ door handle. My door is missing 2 screws (where the latch is when you open the door).. don't know if that has anything to do with the problem. Please shed some light. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:23 AM
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Mein Auto: 325e,Jeep,240z,528i
Apply grease... these locks tend to be very finiky... best bet is to just lock from the trunk
I had a key made at ace hardware that locks and unlocks all of my doors perfectly... but my original key wont turn my drivers lock

BTW dont apply too much force these keys twist out of shape really easily (probably the reason my original doesnt work so well)
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