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Old 05-08-2016, 10:42 PM   #1
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My E46 Powerlock Problem

I have a 2005 BMW 325Ci Convertible. My central lock mechanism do not lock the doors when the car accelerates. But other than that, they work just fine. What may be the issue? Thanks for your opinions in advance
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:58 PM   #2
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Interesting, I was not aware of this feature. My 2004 330Cic UK spec does auto not lock the doors on acceleration either! I suspect that this feature (if it is available) has to be programmed in by a dealer, much the same as many of the other programmable functions on the BMW.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:40 AM   #3
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Mine is a US model. I just sold my 06 325Ci Conv. That one had it. This one should as well. I am assuming that it has a programming issue but just wanted to find out if someone else also has similar problem...
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:18 AM   #4
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I just turned the Auto-Lock OFF using PA Soft. It's ON by default.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:32 PM   #5
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Hi All2kool,
Thanks for the reply but I dont even know what that is. Lol...
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:57 PM   #6
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Hi All2kool,
Thanks for the reply but I dont even know what that is. Lol...
PA Soft is a user-friendly application that you use with a laptop running Windows XP. I have heard that the program will work in Window 8 as well. You can buy a USB cable that connects to your OBDII Port from EBay for around $22. The Cable includes the software. PA Soft has a lot of functions that the dealer would prefer you didn't have access to. If you plan on keeping your E46 for a while, it's the best $22 you'll spend. If you don't have a Windows XP laptop, Craigslist is your friend here as you can likely get one for less than $50.

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