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#1 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 06:03 PM
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Door wont lock

I have a 96 328i automatic. my front passenger side door wont lock unless i use the key on that door. if i try and lock from drivers door all doors lock except that one. i can even manually lock. i push it down and it comes back up. is this the door lock actuator? if not what is the problem and how do you fix it.

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I have a 96 328i automatic. my front passenger side door wont lock unless i use the key on that door. if i try and lock from drivers door all doors lock except that one. i can even manually lock. i push it down and it comes back up. is this the door lock actuator? if not what is the problem and how do you fix it.

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Sounds like the lock actuator........

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Yup...99.9% actuator....recently changed mine on the same door.....bit of a struggle to change it the first time but can be done !!!
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Possible actuator issue

I am having the same kind of issue but in the rear door, is the dis-assembly much different than the front door pictures shown?
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Its virtually the same, once you have the door card off, common sense will prevail....

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Actuator for sure. My rear passenger side wont unlock ... or would sometimes but wouldn't lock. So I disconnected it altogether ... the one time out of a million when someone uses that door I just unlock it by hand.

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