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Old 07-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Pull Door Handle Twice to Get Out? - 2001 325ci Convertible

My new convertible locks the doors when start driving - which I hate. When I stop and turn of the car, the car is still locked. I pull the inside door handle and it pops up the lock but does not open the door. I have to pull the handle again to get out. Is this standard procedure?

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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All BMWs are this way. Its a safety feature.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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Mine doesnt wish it did for I dont have to worry about my son
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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You can get the car coded to turn off the auto-lock if you want. Mine doesn't do that.

Since the door locks are small cylinders that go flush with the door trim (which I assume is for theft prevention), the door handle opens the lock with a slight amount of effort. If your electrics fail, you wouldn't be able to get out without that feature. Useful for when your car is underwater, on fire, or otherwise in a dire situation in which you need to get out real quick

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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Might get it coded then when I go get my EU3 flash
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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Figures...the one time I don't use Search.

Mod - please delete this before I feel the wrath of the Search Police.
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All BMWs are this way. Its a safety feature.
I was referring to you having to pull on the door handle twice. Sorry, should have been more specific.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:11 PM   #9
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Figures...the one time I don't use Search.

Mod - please delete this before I feel the wrath of the Search Police.
OH MY GAWD RTFM RTFM RTFM

Don't worry about it. That's why this forum exists. You've got questions, others have answers Also, I think you can delete your post under the "edit" button. Not sure if that applies to entire threads though.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:09 AM   #10
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:48 AM   #11
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I used to love it when my passengers pulled the handle and then bashed their head on the door trying to get out. They would then sit there and say how sh!t the car was 'blah blah blah' only for me to reach over, pull the handle once and the door would magically open

Use it to your advantage :-p
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:25 AM   #12
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You can always hit the lock/unlock on the console before opening the door.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:49 AM   #13
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:22 AM   #14
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My 330xi has the auto lock but my m3 doesn't.
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