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I locked my wifes Z3 with the key when I washed it and now the passenger door will not open with the remote or the door handle,have I put the system out of sinc

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I think so. disconnect battery first, put keys in ignition and turn to the point before firing up would be, refit the battery earth. Should now be able to res ync fob and get door open

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Yes...disconnect the battery, for 30 minutes..then when reconnected, put the key in ignition, and press the unlock button on the key-pad,,,,, this usually works

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