09-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
My Ride: 330CiC, M5, X5
You are the classic E46 owner, 1 key for the car, door lock linkage broken.
You really need to step up and spend some money as once you get locked out of your car the $200 you spend now will be a bargain!!
You need to purchase this to repair your driver door lock linkage -
Very easy to do if you can open your door, I think it is just 1 screw and you do not need to remove the door panel.
Then you need to purchase a additional keyfob from the dealer. Many dealers try to rip you off for keys, a decent price on the keyfob is $160, shop it around if you cannot find one for $160.
Trust me, spend the $200 NOW, otherwise when your keyfob fails or you loose your key with the car locked, you will be spending far more than $200.