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    I'm in Europe. I doubt this is related to geographical location, most probably is related to the locking manufacturer + car's options...

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    cool 9/89...all I have to do is remember that!

    Thanks Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by E34_buch
    I'm in Europe. I doubt this is related to geographical location, most probably is related to the locking manufacturer + car's options...
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to fill in your profile info so that people can answer your questions more precisely (knowing your location, vehicle model, year...).
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    Default argh! I wish I had know about the pass only ...

    ... unlock a long time ago. Would have saved me immense frustration on my 10/89 model!!!

    Jeff

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    When this happened to me I opened the boot (trunk) and bribed my then skinny 11 year old son to crawl through the armrest hole and unlock the doors.
    Worked a treat !
    Does this constitute child abuse ?
    Depends on the size of the bribe I suppose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to fill in your profile info so that people can answer your questions more precisely (knowing your location, vehicle model, year...).
    Yep, you are right.

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    After fixing the problem above using the unlocking procedure from http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Trouble/Locked.htm
    I succeded to get into the car, but the left door is not usable anymore.

    First I try this procedure on the left door. I heard the "click" when turning the key to the left, the door didn't open and the key didn't move to the right anymore.

    The right door worked like a charm, but now I cannot use the central locking of the car from neither key or alarm remote. Basically I can't lock the door anymore.
    Is this related to the synchronization procedure? Did I miss something?

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    OK, here's the status. The central locking isn't working anymore, either from the remote or from the passenger/driver door. I can lock the passenger door with the car key, but I cannot unlock it.

    In order to open the driver door I have to do like this:
    1. from the inside of the care (I leave one of the other doors unlocked at all times) pull the locking mechanism and then pull the handle until it rises a little bit and stays like that (the maximum opening it reaches when you open a door manually)
    2. from the outside of the car I pull the door handle...

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Default Use a screw driver to open the engine hood???

    I heard you can insert a long screw driver through the front hood crack to release the latch. This will allow you to get into the engine compartment to jump the vehicle and open the door. I have not tried it myself, but I think I will look into this so I can be prepared when this happens to me.

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