Thanks for all the input over the past year or two. The information I've
received has been very helpful! (Not to mention the quantity of trips to my
local BMW Stealer the info has prevented!)
I have a 93 325IS that I am having problems with the door locks on the
passenger side door.
The car has an aftermarket alarm with door locks and remote start. They
worked great until sometime last week. The passenger side seems like it's
stuck sometimes. I have to hit the unlock button a few times to get it to
even let me open the door with the key. It will not unlock at all with the
remote. I took the door panel off and could not see anything "obvious".
(PS Does anyone know of a good glue to put the parts of the door panel back
together. They completely separated a little too easily when I took it off.)
Is there some way to test it? The listing on BavAuto.com gives Part Number
"67 11 1 387 726" and says they are for use on either the left and right
doors? Should I swap mine to see if the problem follows it?
It should also lock via either front door key. Try from both front doors
and check all motors work at the same speed. If one is persistently
slower, try cleaning (and re-greasing) the connector to it. The system
works by sending a timed pulse to all motors, so if one is sluggish in
operation through low volts or friction etc it may not complete its cycle.
But they can and do fail.
*If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
Swapping might be a lot of work. See if you can disconnect the terminal
and try run a 12V supply to it. Or maybe check if pulse is getting to
it using a voltmeter. SOmetimes when moist seeps in the solenoid it
causes oxidations that inhibits the shaft from moving freely. But if
the wire wound or coil inside actuator is burnt (old age), just replace
My blower fan stopped working on High setting but works fine on the lower
settings.. Any ideas what might need replacing?
Also my Anti-Lock light came on on the dash. Any ideas the cause and
Tks in advance.
The large outer panel uses clips that cost about $0.50, and each door takes
10 if I remember right. The inner panel is strange, it has nipples that poke
through holes in the large panel, and are then melted to hold the panel in
place. I see no reason at all why the inner panel can't be stuck on with
hot-glue from a glue gun.
As for the locks, my guess is they need some lubrication.
Thanks for all the help. It was the door lock actuator. I swapped the one
from the drivers side door and it worked fine. I got one for a local bone
yard for 20.00. :-)
It wasn't too much work as I already had the door panels off. (See my new
post on this subject!)
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