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I have a 1998 BMW 528 I. The drivers side door latch will not catch. So door will not close or lock

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  • cgBMW1990 Jan 04, 2009

    same problem but on a 1990 BMW 525i - just happened last night
    - the latch on the door will go up and down but will not "catch" when you close the door --- is there some kind of spring mechanism in the door that may be broken?
    to Lewisr488--did you figure out a way to at least secure the door so you could drive it? thanks


  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I was told that it is temperature related. Was it cold when this happened? I have an 1998 528i. Latch assembly will not work.The car was driven holding the ds door closed and supposedly when the mechanism got warm it did latch and lock normally

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    ame problem but on a 1998 BMW 328i - just happened last night
    - the
    latch on the door will go up and down but will not "catch" when you
    close the door --- is there some kind of spring mechanism in the door
    that may be broken?
    to Lewisr488--did you figure out a way to at least secure the door so you could drive it? thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    My '98 528i does the same thing when it is cold, especially if I wash the car beforehand. It will close/latch when the car warms up.

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Wit the door open, using a srewdriver, use it to throw the catch, then see if the latch locks into position. if it doesn't then a new catch will be required as the locking latch spring inside the latch would have broken

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