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Door will not open - 1998 e39
Some months ago, after unlocking the car with the remote, I found that the driver's door would not stay shut, so I got out, operated the remote (lock/unlock) and on re-entering the car, the door shut properly. All seemed OK until I tried to get out - but the door would not open no matter what I did with it !!
We could only rip out the driver's door card, fiddle with the lock which seemed to work, then fit a replacement door card!!!
All went well for a couple of months but then on Friday, the car decided to lock me in again!!
As before, using the remote to unlock the car worked fine, all door plungers/rods responding to the remote, but the driver's door would then not latch closed. Using the remote once more, the door closed properly - but refuses to open now with the remote or key!!
I've tried operating the inside and outside door handles simultaneously, and also leaving the car for some time with the battery disconnected, but I still cannot unlock the drivers door.
Since the door rods move OK, does this rule out a faulty door actuator (67118352165) ?
Anyone had the same problem?