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Old 11-06-2012, 05:00 AM
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Driver side door not unlocking the rest of doors

I have a 318ti (2000) and it doesn't have remote central locking.

The problem is when I unlock the driver side door with the key, it does not unlock the boot or passenger side door.

When I put the key in the ignition and switch on the electrics the boot and passenger side door will unlock.

If I unlock the passenger side door, it unlocks the boot, but not the driver side door.

Am I right in thinking the driver side actuator is broken or faulty?

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:48 AM
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Here's the wiring diagram. I'd look over the wiring at the door hinge. In my experience, it tends to get brittle, and the insulation breaks, causing all sorts of issues.
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