locked out of BMW update

Just tried to open the E34 as someone said try here, didnt work with the key in any door with the master key and holding up the handle etc etc. ok only
way is jacking it up and powers leads from a charger onto the neg earth body and back of the...ok i forget :-)
http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/trouble/Locked.htm
still cant get into the boot, tried again, it seems the clifford alarm has dead locked that too, it did with the fob until the battery went dead
BTW I have picked up another almost identical E34 525i off ebay, get it in about a week
How much a place charge to take off that alarm and pop it on the new one? I know all the wires are colourless etc and it needs a approved place, but it was a damn good alarm/imob etc. a G5 cheers
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IIRC, on my E34, the remote didn't set the deadlocks - you had to use the key for this. Which obviously moved the central locking motors to a different state. However, the key would still operate the one door deadlock mechanically. Sounds like that link has been removed. Gawd knows why because most forced entries to steal things from a car don't involve a key but a hammer...;-)
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Someone smashed the window on my 525 touring to steal a damaged alloy wheel...they couldnt open the doors cos of the deadlock and it wouldnt fit thru the broken window....bastards
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----- Original Message -----
Newsgroups: alt.autos.bmw Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 5:19 AM Subject: Re: locked out of BMW update

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Didn't they try the windscreen?
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I am seriously confused by your problem. The door locks on my '94, and (I think, but am not certain) my '00 3Series cars are mechanical.
I've phisically had the lock (driver door) out of my car and know for certain that it is mechanically operated by the key. It is also electrically operated by the key in the other door, and by depressing the door lock on any door. The only lock that does not operate the other locks is the trunk lock. I can lock the car from the trunk, but I can not unlock the car from the trunk. I'm certain the problem there is in the trunk, not any of the other locks.

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It's some time since I had an E34, but IIRC you turned the key a second time to activate the dead locks. And since it did all the doors it must be motorised. But you could open a deadlocked door with the key even with a flat battery - just the rest stayed locked. So I *guess* it would be possible to remove that mechanical link and make the central locking deadlock with a remote. Dunno why you would, though. BTW, my E34 had an aftermarket alarm/ remote system fitted.
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wrote:

The way my car works is that the keys turn the locks mechanically and strike a switch that activates the other locks on the car. The key mechanically activates the lock that the key is inserted into, but the remaining locks are operated electrically. That is why I confused by the OP's problem. If he wanted to open the doors with his fob, then the electrics might not work, and the doors would remain locked, but the lock that gets the key should operate mechanically.
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Jules wrote:

You are supposed to be able to unlock it by holding up the handle and turning the lock in the driver's door - the manual tells the procedure - but that didn't work on mine because it was stiff from lack of use. We opened the boot, which should be easy even when deadlocked (just turn the key all the way around), and connected another battery to the interior light, having removed the bulb. That provided enough power to unlock using the central locking.
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key
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body
i tried both doors, nothing and boot too.
bah
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