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Hi all, the central locking on my bmw z3 does not seem to work this morning. Both door locks accept the key with force although do not seem to turn - Stiff, akward movement within the lock. The boot lock still turns although when it does the central locking does not lock ALL locks. Any ideas?

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First try lubricating locks with powdered graphite. Avoid ALL liquid lock lubricants. Then work locks through all positions from passenger door. (single lock positions & double lock position) Lastly operate locks via boot lock.

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