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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Jan-03-2019, 01:54:34 PM   #1
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Default Driver's Door Won't Unlock

I've done some searching, but most people are having different symptoms.

When I lock my doors, the only way I can unlock the driver's side door is by pulling the handle from inside the car. When I hit the unlock button, only the passenger side will unlock. When I try to use the key manually from outside of the car, I'm not able to move the key all the way to unlock the door. Almost like something is jammed or holding it up. But again, when inside, I can just pull the door release and it unlocks with ease. Any suggestions?
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Default Re: Driver's Door Won't Unlock

Door lock actuator.

Exact same thing happened on my truck - they still let you get out (in an emergency, etc.) but the key and solenoid won't do anything when it's jammed up.
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Default Re: Driver's Door Won't Unlock

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Door lock actuator.

Exact same thing happened on my truck - they still let you get out (in an emergency, etc.) but the key and solenoid won't do anything when it's jammed up.
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Default Re: Driver's Door Won't Unlock

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Door lock actuator.

Exact same thing happened on my truck - they still let you get out (in an emergency, etc.) but the key and solenoid won't do anything when it's jammed up.
Can anyone confirm that this is the part and correct corresponding part number for drivers side?

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...m3-51217011247

Looks like I can find one on summit racing for about $105 or a used one off of eBay for $50-$70.
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Old Fri, Jan-11-2019, 07:37:06 PM   #5
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Yep, seems like that's still the effective part. Mine also failed showing exactly the same symptoms nearly 5 years ago.
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Old Sun, Jan-13-2019, 05:33:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: Driver's Door Won't Unlock

I got a doorman name brand for mine when it went bad off of amazon works great

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