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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:40 PM
Slider13JJ Slider13JJ is offline
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Central Locking Query

Hi All,

Having a problem with my central locking on my 2000 model 323i E46 - I cannot lock/unlock using the key fob or by putting the key in the door lock but can lock/unlock all doors by using the central locking button on console inside car....

Any ideas..?
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:26 AM
new_kid new_kid is offline
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Using the search function on here can turn up a wealth of information and possible solution.


Good luck
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:21 PM
vonrichcreek vonrichcreek is offline
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I have a similar problem. My battery died in my Fob and a cylinder broke in the door lock. If it feels way to easy to turn when the key is in the drivers door it may be a broken lock cylinder. Had to unlock my trunk and crawl through when it first happened lol. I fixed the lock cylinder and that worked for a while, but now when I unlock the car with my key it unlocks all the doors but my drivers door. Not really a complete answer, but maybe some possibilities.
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