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Old 01-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #21
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Cylinder broke

My keyless entry quit and I lost my new key. So today I hard a locksmith out when my door would not unlock...... The entire cylinder came out. He tarried too put it back now it's half in half out. The car is Locked and win windows are up. I live 9 hours away and need any suggestions. I don't have a lot of time to get a cylinder off eBay. Any mechanics or locksmiths that can help me in the St. Louis airport area. My key works with the trunk , can it get the back seats down so i can drive it?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:04 AM   #22
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I can't even get in mine! Good luck with yours. Any suggestions.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #23
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screwed!

Hi. Can anyone help? My fob is broke so i got a new key from a dealership. But now the manual door lock wont unlock either. How can I get in my car to code my new key?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #24
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I can't even get in mine! Good luck with yours. Any suggestions.
Did you manage to get in?? sounds like i have the same problem
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:01 AM   #25
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replaced mine, definitely works great.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:23 PM   #26
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subd.. doing this this weekend.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:10 PM   #27
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door lock cylinder

I have managed to remove yhe the screw but the lock wont come out. I have wriggled it endlessly . Tried prying it but it wont move. Its a 2000 318se. Any suggestions
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:02 PM   #28
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Hmm it should come out. The lock assembly is held in with that screw. Hope you get it out.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #29
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Got the screw out. My battery is flat would that affect things
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:02 PM   #30
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Your battery shouldn't have anything to do with that lock mechanism. It should come out. I've replaced my lock mechanism twice. I'm not sure what's holding it in. It should pop out.
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:03 PM   #31
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Maybe you can take a pic for us or a video
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:49 PM   #32
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I have removed the screw and the lock cylinder has moved a bit but with quiet some force
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:15 PM   #33
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Ouch that doesn't look good lol. Try inserting the key and move it around while pulling it.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:47 AM   #34
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Thanks I have given up for now
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