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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-06-2004, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This may be a stupid question, but this is my first BMW and I dont have the owner's manual. I've got a 1990 325i, 4-door. I can't seem to lock my doors without using the key. When all the doors are shut I can press down the door lock button and they lock. When I open the driver's side door and attempt to press down the lock, it doesnt budge. So I have to shut the door and use the key. Is this just how this model is, or am I missing something? Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-06-2004, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is the correct operation for your door locks. It will prevent you from locking your keys inside the car. If you hold up on the outside door handle while door is open you should be able to lock the door by depressing on inside lock.
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