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Old 08-14-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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DIY: Door Lock Actuator Removal & Attempt of Repair

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.

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