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Bmw e36 door closed (will not open from inside or outside)

Initially I had a problem with the exterior door opening mechanism. It took me a while to get a new lock, so I was opening the door from inside. But now, it is closed and I cannot open it from inside or outside. I already removed the inside door panel but still have a hard time figuring out how the mechanism works. Not sure how to approach the situation. Please help.

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  • Marc Podeszek May 11, 2010

    Well remember there are two rods on the lock actuator you, if you pull on the door rod that goes to the door will it open If you need more advice go to collsionrepairadvice.com

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There should be 2 metal rods , one pulls one push's , open and close , i would try spraying some lubricatant , wd40 , into the lock mechanism to see if that will free off the connections for these rods and just try to gently push and pull until get some movement , have you tried to open door with the key in the door lock and turned to open at the same time as pulling on handle ,hope this is of some help

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Hey there, I have experienced the same problem. You need to reengage both motors if you have disengaged them pulling the lever undernearth the rear driverside seat. Make sure to put the black lever back under the seat to the position before pulling on it.

You should have the top in the down position before engaging the motors back in place.

To engage the motors: The motors are located under the carpet in the trunk on the driver side. There are two black clips you will need to remove in order to pull the carpet back. One of the motors is located near the taillight. This motor is responsible for the storage lid cover. The motor that is located further in the drunk is the motor for the fabric top to move up and down. Make sure to firmly press these motors back into place. They should not move.

Once you have engaged the motors, go into your car put the key into the ignition and have the convertible top button pressed up (meaning to close the top), move the key to the accessory positio and hold it for 10-12 seconds. You will finally see the trunk lid get pulled closed. The car will now attempt to completely close the lid. If your motors are working fine it will close. If your only intention is to get the lid to close on it's own it should be accomplished.

Good luck!

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