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Old 10-05-2012, 06:08 PM
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New to here and need help with a crazy issue

Hey everyone. I just joined and im hoping to get some help because this is the strangest thing ive came across on a BMW.
I have a 2000 328i. I went out of town for 3 days and left my car at home. Came back and all the lights on the dash are on and the doors wont unlock with the remote or the key. The only thing that will open is the trunk. I thought it was the battery low so charged it up but still no help. Ive unhooked it for 24 hours and hooked it back up and still the lights are on and no door control. Its crazy. any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:24 PM
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Welcome aboard !

Recent BMWs are *extremely* battery-dependent, and a weak or failing battery can cause all sorts of weird (and seemingly unrelated) problems. Don`t assume that just because the interior lights come on and the radio works, that "the battery`s OK". If your battery is more than 4 years old, there`s a good chance it needs replacing.

Also, did you try all your keys (including the plastic one)?

If you post your questions on the E46 Forum, people there will help you....
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:41 PM
alwaysgametight alwaysgametight is offline
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Yes ive tried both keys. I dont see why if the car has power to it that the key shouldnt be able to unlock the drivers door. And if the acuatior is bad then why wont the othes unlock. so crazy.
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