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Old 10-27-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
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Classic BMW issue. Caused by the squiggly wire spring next to the hinge. That spring is the only thing that holds the door shut; the actuator just secures it from being pulled by a thief. Over time the spring weakens, at which point you just go the dealer (they're less than a dollar) and you're back in business.
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