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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 12-12-2016, 10:24 AM
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Locking system

I locked the door on my driver side and it locked all the doors and now I can't unlock them even the gas door locked the fuse for the locking system is okay but I don't know what to try next
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:57 AM
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How do you know the fuse is OK? Is the hood up so you can test it?

Describe what the lock does when you try to unlock any door. Have you tried unlocking everything from the trunk?
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:57 PM
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If you locked it on the drivers door by turning it all the way clockwise, the trunk and the passenger door lock with not open it. You have to open the 'system' on the drivers door by turning the key fully counterclockwise.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:06 PM
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How do you know the fuse is OK? Is the hood up so you can test it?



Describe what the lock does when you try to unlock any door. Have you tried unlocking everything from the trunk?

I had it checked by my friend and he said it was fine and the lock stays in place it doesn't move at all and I will try that
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If you locked it on the drivers door by turning it all the way clockwise, the trunk and the passenger door lock with not open it. You have to open the 'system' on the drivers door by turning the key fully counterclockwise.

It doesn't turn counter clockwise
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:47 PM
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It doesn't turn counter clockwise
It is described fully in the owners manual. I have an '87 also...
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As do I. You're not doing something right.
I unlocked the car from the trunk that worked perfectly but for some reason the drivers side door doesn't turn counter clockwise it goes about a quarter then just doesn't go anymore
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I unlocked the car from the trunk that worked perfectly but for some reason the drivers side door doesn't turn counter clockwise it goes about a quarter then just doesn't go anymore
A quarter turn is all it should go counterclockwise. From vertical there are two positions, clockwise. about '1:30' locks the car but all other locks will function to reopen and '3:00' disables any other lock from opening the car.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:28 AM
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A quarter turn is all it should go counterclockwise. From vertical there are two positions, clockwise. about '1:30' locks the car but all other locks will function to reopen and '3:00' disables any other lock from opening the car.

Thank you for your help
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:39 AM
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A word to the wise... Don't not (double lock) turn your lock to the horizontal position if your having issues with your locks. Once double locked, no other lock on the car will unlock the doors and trunk. You must remove the double lock by turning the drivers door lock to the vertical position. The DS lock has always been flaky on E30s. That's why most folks lock and unlock the car remotely or through the trunk lock.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:38 PM
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A tricked I learned when my locked froze after it double locked; old locks will have the spring fail causing the pin to be stuck.

I was lucky to have had my driver's side window with enough opening for me to push the lock knob down and pull the door handle. This allowed me to open the door.
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