Question about 2001 BMW X5 3.0i
When we use key fob to lock or unclock car the car seems to stale when reversing and just taking off but when use key directly in door it dosnt do it
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, this is what makes the Germans so cool!
Step one, replace battery in key foob. If that doesnt work proceed to next step.
Your BMW has a central locking system overide solution.
insert your main key into the driver door. before turning the key lift the door handle as if your opening the door, then turn the key all the way clockwise....it should go further than it ever has....it should make all the door latches POP! If this doesnt work, Try it while turning the key counterclockwise.
If this doesnt work, make sure you have your radio code and take off the negative battery cable overnight on your car. Then attach it after 12 hours and repeat above steps.
This should work, this is what they will do at the dealer and charge you about $700 :-)
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
SOURCE: BMW 318i e46 locking problem
i had the same problem and one of the cells in the battery had gone down and the car would not lock as it thought the battery was flat replaced battery and it was working fine again.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
I have and still have the same problem! one thing I did read was it's the lock itself inside the door, which if youdont get it sorted will be a pricey job. My drivers side door has now completly closed now and won't open (having to jump over other side to drive) Anyhow it can be done yourself but it's a fiddley job.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
there is a motor placed inside the doors for the operation of the central lockin system. when you open the door by key this motos is activated and all door locks are released. your problem may because of this motor is failed.
cause of the failure
1.the wire going to the motor may be chopped off.
2.the junction box connecting the wires may be damaged.
3.fuse may be blown out.
4.motor itsef damaged.
so please check weather power is coming to the motor using multi meter. if the power is not coming to it then the problem is with the wires. if the power is coming to it then problem is with the motor.
i suggest you to take to BMW because you need to remove the door pannel its better if they do it.
please vote me if my answer was useful to you.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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