2001 BMW 325i Q&A

2001 BMW 325i Question: drivers door lock problem

when i put my key in the drivers door, it just turns right to left but doesnt unlock the door. what could this be? -
Answer 1
The door interior trim panel needs to be removed to inspect what is wrong but it is probably just a linkage clip that has failed. The plastic clip may be only a few dollars but the labor is in removing the interior trim panel. -
Comment 1
Why, at times, only the driver side and trunk open in my bmw 325i-2001? All other doors remain locked and unable to open from inside or outside. -
Comment 2
Go to the web site below: http://www.bmwgm5.com/ The GM5 module causes this problem. Vehicles that use the GM5:1) E46 - 3-series between 1998 and 2005, 2) E85 - Z4 between 2002 and 2008 and 3) the E52 - Z8 all years. He repairs for a fraction of the cost ($90.00) of new module+labor ($700.00). I got mine repaired there. -
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