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Old 08-15-2019, 01:08 PM
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Driver Door wont open

Without any warning, noise, or otherwise, my 2008 650cic driver's side door wont open from either inside or out. Any ideas
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:01 PM
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The door panel can be removed with the door closed, & that is probably your only option at this point. Once you have the door panel pulled back, be careful to not damage the plastic cable that will break easily. You will also need to probably disconnect the battery while pulling on any wires. If you have ISTA, you might be able to unlock the door with the software, thru the modules commands.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:13 PM
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Is this common to these cars? I have never heard of this happening before.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:58 PM
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I think that this is the 2nd time that I have heard of it on the forum.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:05 PM
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Google shows that it is a common problem. The info below might help. There seem to be 2 fuses for the door locks, so check them 1st.

The GM5 is used to control a variety of different functions. Here is a list of functions this module controls:
By the way, this is also the list of things that won't work when the GM5 module is removed. The car will run and drive just fine except for the items listed below.
Power window control (up and down control of windows)
Remote entry (locking and unlocking via key fob and central locking button)
Trunk release (via key fob, handle button and interior trunk release button)
Vehicle alarm (siren, tilt & sonar sensors and clown nose light)
Windshield wiper and washer (both front and rear if equipped)
Interior lights

Ok, that's great, but, what's the deal with my door locks?
Most problems are either the door lock actuator assembly or the GM5 module. Sometimes the problem is hard to determine. For some reason, GM5 problems occur with unlocking much, much, more often than locking. Here are a few tell tale signs for determining which is the faulty part.
4-door - all 4 doors fail to unlock -> GM5
4-door - all 3 passenger doors fail to unlock -> GM5
4-door - only 1 of the passenger doors fails -> Actuator
2-door - both doors fail to work -> GM5
2-door - only the driver's door fails -> indeterminate
2-door - only passenger door fails -> indeterminate
Problem seems to be worse in hot or cold weather -> GM5
Fuel filler door doesn't unlock either -> GM5

https://www.bmwgm5.com/
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:01 AM
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All electronics seem to be working fine. Windows, door locks, convertible top, all working fine with both switches and fob. Seems to be mechanical. Both interior
and exterior door handles will not open door, even when unlocked. Anyone know how to remove driver door panel with door in this condition?
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:33 AM
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Remove the screws & bolts that hold the door panel on, then slowly pry the bottoms & sides out. Once the door panel is loose, be careful disconnecting the cable to the door handle, since it is plastic & will break. Then you will need to disconnect the wiring & air bag wires. Raise the window back up, then try & get to the latch to open the door.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:18 PM
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We'll give it a shot, Herb and report back. Do you know of a YouTube demo.?. Thanks!
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Remove the screws & bolts that hold the door panel on, then slowly pry the bottoms & sides out. Once the door panel is loose, be careful disconnecting the cable to the door handle, since it is plastic & will break. Then you will need to disconnect the wiring & air bag wires. Raise the window back up, then try & get to the latch to open the door.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:08 PM
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Search any BMW door panel, & they should be the same, or close.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:52 PM
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This might help?

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569960
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:58 AM
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For the door card take a look at the Bavsound vid at the bottom of this page.
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