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Hi All, Currently wrapping my E63 650i with comfort access. We have taken the door handles off (outside) and closed the doors. The doors now seem to be all in a lock position and cannot be opened.
Has anyone had a similar issue before?
The car locks with the key and unlocks with the key but the door does not open from the inside or out. The car starts without the key but the doors no longer unlock when your put your hand near it. the boot also opens fine. the door pins go up when u pull from the inside but the door does not open.
All fuses have been checked and are ok. Battery has been disconnect for 15mins and still no avail.


Steps tried so far.

Disconnected battery over night.
Held unlock on the key fob for 5 seconds.
Opening with key in the drivers door.
Opening with the unlock/lock button on centre dash.

All off the above don't unlock the doors. You can hear it making an unlock sound and the little lock bits at the top of the door go up and down. However the inside door handles cannot release the door.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Either you have overlooked a link that is vital to open the doors from all points, or you have triggered a soft fault in the module that controls the door functions. I would have someone run diagnostics on that module, & test each function in that module. An OBD2 reader can not do this, you will need someone with the BMW diagnostic software or tool.
 

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thank you for the reply, but it has had a full diagnostics with bmw software using DIS and inpa and at a specialist independent bmw dealer who found no errors on any of the modules including the CAS module and KGM. any other thoughts?
 

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Either the wrap is interfering with CA sensors on door handles or something went wrong with the re-assembly process.
I believe CA has its own fuse. One thing you could do either isolate or rule out the door handle sensor as the culprit is to remove the fuse and see if the behavior with fob returns to normal. You might also use the actual key that is in the fob on the door handle and see what it does.
 

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thank you for the reply, but it has had a full diagnostics with bmw software using DIS and inpa and at a specialist independent bmw dealer who found no errors on any of the modules including the CAS module and KGM. any other thoughts?
I am having the same problem with my E64 M6. I only removed the driver side door so thats the only one that doesnt open. Comfort access stopped working for both doors for a few hours after the door was accidently shut and then started working again for both doors but the driver side door still wont open. Everything else is working fine.
 

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Does your door open with the handles on the inside, or outside? Or is your problem with the comfort access?
 

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Does your door open with the handles on the inside, or outside? Or is your problem with the comfort access?
The door doesnt open from inside; the inside handle when pulled once unlocks the door but when pulled second time it doesnot open the door. The outside handle is not on the car as I took it off to wrap it. I have hooked(from outside) and pulled on the part that moves when you pull the outside door handle but no luck. My problem isnt with comfort access. At this point I dont really care about comfort access as long as the door can be opened.
 

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There are 2 different cables that connect to the inside & outside of the handles. Have you removed the door panel before this happened? The plastic on the cables is usually pretty brittle when working on them, & they break often.
 

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Folks, E64 owner here :) How did you manage to get it sorted? I am struggling with the same issue on my driver's side door. Removed handles for the paint job and voila, i am stuck. Thanks a lot
 

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I am having the same problem with my E64 M6. I only removed the driver side door so thats the only one that doesnt open. Comfort access stopped working for both doors for a few hours after the door was accidently shut and then started working again for both doors but the driver side door still wont open. Everything else is working fine.
Any luck?
 

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Me and my friend finally opened the door. We had to take off the door card and break the door lock actuator to open the door. No damage done to anything other than the actuator itself. When I initially removed the door card to remove the side mirror for wrapping, I lost the phillips screw the holds the door card in place (there is only 1 phillips screw; rest are torx). I was mad at myself for loosing it but it ended up being a huge help. After wrapping and putting everything back in its place(except the outside door handle) and closing the door, the problem aroused.
Since I had not screwed back the phillips screw because of loosing it, i was able to remove all the other torx screws and take out the door card completely. We then tried to manually supply power to the actuator with a jump starter to try unlocking it with no success. We finally got a metal pry bar and started breaking the plastic covering of the actuator. Some car actuators have plastic covering with clips and can be simply removed but not in the case of E64 BMW. We slowly broke away the plastic little by little and finally had enough room to manually lift the latch with my finger and open the door.
Now all I should need is new door actuator which is expected to arrive in a few weeks.
 

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Me and my friend finally opened the door. We had to take off the door card and break the door lock actuator to open the door. No damage done to anything other than the actuator itself. When I initially removed the door card to remove the side mirror for wrapping, I lost the phillips screw the holds the door card in place (there is only 1 phillips screw; rest are torx). I was mad at myself for loosing it but it ended up being a huge help. After wrapping and putting everything back in its place(except the outside door handle) and closing the door, the problem aroused.
Since I had not screwed back the phillips screw because of loosing it, i was able to remove all the other torx screws and take out the door card completely. We then tried to manually supply power to the actuator with a jump starter to try unlocking it with no success. We finally got a metal pry bar and started breaking the plastic covering of the actuator. Some car actuators have plastic covering with clips and can be simply removed but not in the case of E64 BMW. We slowly broke away the plastic little by little and finally had enough room to manually lift the latch with my finger and open the door.
Now all I should need is new door actuator which is expected to arrive in a few weeks.

So what was it in the first place that caused the lock to fail?
 
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