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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #110
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Yes i worked on the actuator today.

Originally Posted by paraklas View Post
i've searched and searched and i only get half-way sporadic posts for this issue and non-pictured diy that seems quite common among the e46.

Today my right door actuator failed. The door will not lock/unlock and i can hear the actuator struggling to work. The fact that i hear it doing weird noises proves that it's the actual mechanism and not a software/general module issue. Sometimes the actuator will manage to push the lock pin halfway up/down.

On monday i will get a replacement actuator from dealership and will do 2 things:

I. Replace the broken part with brand new
ii. Attempt to repair broken part (nothing found here)

anybody interested for a complete diy, loaded with pictures (whoever reads my posts will understand)? Takes a long time to photoshop 80+ pictures to add descriptions, resize, arrows etc. If the repair proves successful, i will also write another diy for door lock actuator repair (as long as there's interest). No need to spend $$$ for repairable parts.

Waiting for responses
i need help in removing the handle cable and any thing else that need to be removed on the back side of the actuator
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