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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 Sun, Aug-13-2017, 02:42:34 AM   #1
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Default Central Locking Relay

Occasionally, the central locking is balky. I've noticed that if I press the lock button, it will work several times (lock / unlock), then it will stop working. If I leave it for a few minutes it will work again. This affects both doors at the same time and it happens more often when it's hot. I had DIS connected and noticed there is a code.

Has anyone experienced this problem? Is there a single specific relay?

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Default Re: Central Locking Relay

My car did this when the GM5 relay took a crap. Got really bad when it was hot, but would work most of the time.

Type in "GM5" into google and read up. I sent mine off to be repaired and it was back to me the next day. No issues since.
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My car did this when the GM5 relay took a crap. Got really bad when it was hot, but would work most of the time.

Type in "GM5" into google and read up. I sent mine off to be repaired and it was back to me the next day. No issues since.
Thanks for the info. Leave it to BMW to put a bunch of relays on a single module. I think I'll try living with this problem for a while and see if it gets worse before doing anything.
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Default Re: Central Locking Relay

Its stop working eventually. Mine only works on a really hot day. Gotta replace that relay
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Default Re: Central Locking Relay

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My car did this when the GM5 relay took a crap. Got really bad when it was hot, but would work most of the time.

Type in "GM5" into google and read up. I sent mine off to be repaired and it was back to me the next day. No issues since.
Who did you use?
I have been thinking about this as well.
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Who did you use?

I have been thinking about this as well.


Used this guy. Straight and to the point on everything and quick turn around

https://www.bmwgm5.com/


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Thanks, thats what I found out there.
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