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Old 03-17-2013, 07:25 PM
bigblueoval bigblueoval is offline
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Door unlock story

Man...I like my beamer, but she is quirky...

Remote lock on my key doesn't work...havent had time to change the battery. I have been noticing that when I lock the door with the key the lock has had a "catch" in it....I was working the other day and got out of my car to see a customer and when I locked the door, the lock made a funny noise and the key was turning free...but the now the doors were locked and remote didn't work. So after a tyrade of cusswords and threats to sell the car, i had and idea. I could get into the trunk.....and as you know, there is a small trap door between the seats that pushes into the car....cleaned out the trunk, but obviously I wouldn't I thought, where is my 7 year old when I need him. I literally looked around for someone wiht a small would probably gotten the cops called on me If I would have asked.."maam, can I borrow your kid to crawl thru my trunk"...


I called my work partner and told him to come get me..."take me to Lowes" I said... i got me a 1/2 inch piece on ENT conduit and used their bender to make a 90 degree on the end...back to the car...reached thru with him watching thru the front window......tapped the door lock button...made few adjustments on my 10 ft "key" ...pulled the doorhandle...voila!!! all thru the hole in the back seat!!..... back on the road.

The things we do for our beamers...

Ps..Is there a DIY vid for changing the door lock?

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:44 PM
GoForthFast GoForthFast is offline
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Great application for EMT!

Yes, there are DIY's for door locks floating around somewhere. Search here and if you need:
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