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2001 BMW 325i Question: drivers door lock problem



diantre27, Baton Rouge, LA, May 11, 2010, 21:07

when i put my key in the drivers door, it just turns right to left but doesnt unlock the door. what could this be?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 12, 2010, 01:21

    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.

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    Visitor, June 28, 2010, 15:39

    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.

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    Visitor, July 27, 2010, 00:18

    Go to the web site below:
    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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