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Locked out of E200!! Help!!

I have a '97 E200 Elegance and the locking system has stopped functioning - I'm locked out!. I've changed the batteries in the key but still can't get into the car either by the key system or manually. Does anyone know if there is an external emergency over-ride switch to allow manual access?

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Hi,

Offhand, have you tried looking in the trunk? Additionally other than the battery of the remote/key, the buttons themselves would need checking. Some may have corrosion underneath and therefore failing the contacts.

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Hi In this car, the power-door-lock actuator is positioned below the latch. A rod connects the actuator to the latch, and another rod connects the latch to the knob that sticks up out of the top of the door.
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A car door

When the actuator moves the latch up, it connects the outside door handle to the opening mechanism. When the latch is down, the outside door handle is disconnected from the mechanism so that it cannot be opened.

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Inside a car door

To unlock the door, the body controller supplies power to the door-lock actuator for a timed interval. Let's take a look inside the actuator.

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U can un hook the battery and let the car reset the anti theft system The e200 has a anti theft that becomes active after ur remote entry dies and the key does not work because it is missing a chip only a bmw dealer can help make key pr get u in ur car



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It sounds like the linkage inside the door may be disconected. If someone tried to open the car with a "jimmy" stick this is what happens. You will have to open the door and remove the door panel to find/repair this problem. Goodluck, lock bob.

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    Remove the door panel.

    Check for mechanical jamming or broken parts.

    If nothing is found:

    Try using a hair blow dryer to warm the lock from the inside, and hope it is only ice jamming it.

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No there is no external over ride Switch for full proof security show check your key remote may be it is not working 
clean battery region in key remote and insurt battery again and try to unlock your car
if no success contact to car care center for safily over ride

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