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Repair central locking on bmw 318i

Hi please can you help with my central locking system BMW318i. It used to work fine but recently it fails to open but will close with the key. Using it manually the key will not also open all doors. Only with a lot of turning the key clockwise and anticlockwise.
Is there a simple solution?

Please help as it is driving me nuts.

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  • Stripes1435 Nov 01, 2008

    Hi Ya Sorry for being dim but I canot locate the fuse? Where would the fuse be under the bonnet?

    Looked in the manuals no luck.

    Please help


  • Stripes1435 Nov 07, 2008

    Yeap this helps

    But my BMW person quoted £750 + to get this fixed...

    Which BMW place did you use

    Please please help as its driving me crazy

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    hi there, my spare key wont open and close my 2000 model 318i saloon by using the locking button on the key. does anyone know if there are steps i can do to re program key to do this? thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    locked key in boot of w reg 318i bmw



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Hi I had identical problem, took it to bmw and they changed the alarm/locking module, was about £150.

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You can take the fuse out from under ther bonnet and open and close the doors manually(boot may not open though), the fault is with one of the locking mechenisms in any door

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