Hey guys. I've had my e30 for about a month now.
Ever since I bought the car, i've been having some issues with the doors. Symptoms:
-Master Key won't open or lock driver's side door...At all. (key hole is stuck sideways instead of vertically/straight up)
-The passenger door can be locked and unlocked with the key, but it feels really stiff. Almost as if one of these days I'ma be locked out
-Trunk seems to locks and unlocks with keys properly.
Engine is turn key. I had BMW send me a copy of the original key, since my copy was kind of worn. So we can rule that out.
Moreover recently: My driver side door flings open on hard rights and over bumps.
This happens really sporadically.
It's hard to predict which bumps or turns will set it off.
Luckily it's on my driver's side, so I can slam it shut when it happens.
Still not very convenient though.
I'm not completely sure if the door will fly open at highway speeds, or just remain open.
It looks like if i keep the door locked, it won't fly open completely, just stays slightly ajar... But I don't want to risk a crash or injury.
I'm planning on taking it to the e30 specialist today, but was hoping to get some input on this one first...