1993 BMW 740i Q&A
1993 BMW 740i Question: how do i get in my "double locked" 93 bmw 740i with a dead battery?
i sold this car after it sat long enough for the battery to die ithe guy i sold it to tried to crank it before he left it sitting in my parking lot with locked doors now it cant be jimmied or any usual methods for opening ive heard of a place underneath the motor i can get power to but dont know where to find it. dealers no help - Visitor
PUT THE KEY IN THE PASSENGER DOOR, TURN THE KEY AND LIFT THE HANDLE AT THE SAME TIME. THIS ONLY WORKS ON THE PASSENGER DOOR, IT WILL NOT WORK ON THE DRIVER'S DOOR. - Visitor
Had same problem with my 94 740i. If battery is completely dead the manual key operation does not work. Even a professional locksmith could not get in. BMW dealer was not very helpful either, they told me to tow it to the dealer. SO, jack up the front of the car, remove the panel under the right side to access the starter and connect a jumper cable to the Battery side of the starter. This will give you enough power to unlock the doors. Took all of about 15 minutes after I decided to try it. Good luck - Visitor
have to put jump leeds on the indacator wires to put power to the car - Visitor
Here's what I did when I had the same trouble with my '94 740i. I tried the passenger door with the key and lifting the handle, but for some reason, it seems as if the mechanism was worn out and that didn't work. Fortunately, I could open the trunk and lower the armrest and have a small child enter the car that way! But, he still could not pull up the door locks! They are "locked" in place somehow. But, the boy was able to open the hood so that I could hook up jumpers and unlock the doors! - Visitor