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Old 03-22-2013, 09:34 AM
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Auto locks go ....DEAD

So at firs the locks were working just fine. Then every time I turn off the power the windows would roll-up, which I thought was great. Now I am thinking it was the switch in the drivers door for the locking mechanism ( I wish that had stayed like that) So now the locks just do not work, I have checked the fuses, but that was not it. Since you can not unlock the front doors with the key if the auto locks are not working I have not been locking my car. Since I want to be able to get back in. Should I replace the switch? or could it be something else?


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Old 03-22-2013, 08:45 PM
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sounds like an aftermarket system installed has developed some gremlins.. you can confirm this, just take it to a alarm and stereo shop with a guy who is good at what he does and not afraid of BMW's.. if you believe it has an aftermarket alarm, take it in.. say you think its gone hey wire and will check and then they will fix it if i am right.. if not a good shop will let you go, no cost..



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Old 03-22-2013, 11:00 PM
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will just be the switch in the drivers door that is faulty. the E34 is built to put all the windows up and shut the sunroof when you turn the key round past where you usually would. i think its a useless feature but some people like it
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:11 PM
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What? Turn the key back a click past zero or somthing? Idk if it even goes there, hope theres a feature 2 try in the morning then!

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:23 PM
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yes, cant remember how it works i think you turn the key to lock position and hold it there.

i would test on my car far you but its running E32 wiring in the doors
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:04 AM
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Yes the drivers lock switch when held to the right for locking will close all of the windows and the sunroof. So when it just started working without me doing anything I figured it was going bad, but want to double check to see if anyone knew of anything else it could be.



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