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12/6/2010 2003 bmw 325xi: Key does not manually lock/unlock driver door...but still works in ignition and trunk...central locking system still works to lock/unlock all doors(including driver) from inside...so only way to get into locked car, assuming I choose to lock from inside using internal central locking system(this is done by internally locking all door, then exiting car via front passenger door, and manually pressing down on door lock, then shutting that door-thereby locking all doors with passengers outside of vehicle, whew...)so as to not have car unlocked at all times, is to unlock the trunk, press the seat release, and climb through car to unlock all doors via internal central locking system...that is absolutely not a feasible option Below is other useful information: 1. Key fob has not worked electronically to lock/unlock doors/trunk for about a year... 2. Have not taken to dealer to get new electronic key fobs and corresponding programming...unnecessary expense at this time because a. The internal central locking system still works to lock/unlock all doors from inside b. The key has worked to manually lock/unlock driver door until yesterday 12/5/2010... 3. As of 12/5/2010 Key no longer works to manually lock/unlock door...ahhhhh!!!! a. The key simply turns cw and ccw in the driver door lock(which is the only door that has an external lock, by the way) but fails to lock/unlock while the key rotates... I am asking this question intending to gain some knowledge as to what may be the cause of the key no longer mechanically working in the driver door lock and the possible solutions to this problem(i.e. possible, though doubtful, simple remedies I may try to remedy the problem; which part(s) may be faulty; what course of action to take. Most likely I will have to take the car to a bmw dealership and have them fix the problem, but I would like to be armed with some information when speaking with the technicians, basically to show I have done research which should hopefully prevent me from being taken advantage by the service department... Please help...I appreciate it

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If the key turns in the lock, but does nothing, then the linkage has become disconnected or broken. The key is mechanical to the lock and the lock has a electrical switch to operate the central locking unit. Could be a simple broken clip from the lock barrel. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: The front passenger side door lock responds slowly

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I have and still have the same problem! one thing I did read was it's the lock itself inside the door, which if youdont get it sorted will be a pricey job. My drivers side door has now completly closed now and won't open (having to jump over other side to drive) Anyhow it can be done yourself but it's a fiddley job.

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Hi:
You didn't mention the year of your vehicle, but often when the electric door lock solenoid fails, it becomes siezed in place, where it is un-moveable. This causes the condition that you are experiencing. One way to check to see if this is the cause, is to remove the drivers inside door panel and disconnect the door lock solenoid, and verify the manual key lock works ok.

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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It will be a bad microswitch in the mechanical lock driver's door and because of the microswitches do not get the impulse when other doors to unlock! Unfortunately, this microswitch is part of the lock and can be purchased separately! Only whole lock! ( Nr. 9. is it )5abc095.jpg

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The pin that connects the key hub to the door lock mechanism broke. The only way to open that door from the outside is to have it picked - the lock lever will have to be pulled with a blade. Before that try to open the other door and enter thru there.
Once the door is opened the entire locking mechanism will have to be replaced.

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