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Old 06-27-2016, 06:12 PM   #1
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Passenger door won't open

So pass door has never unlocked since I've owned this car. keyfob doesn't unlock and button on console doesn't unlock. Previously I was able to open the door by using the inside handle. Now door won't open at all. Does anyone know how to fix?

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Old 06-28-2016, 07:41 AM   #2
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It looks that the actuator is double locked and cant be opened from the inside... Try pressing the fob key unlock button and then open with the door handle from the inside. If that doesn't work you should get some professional help. If you can open it, replace the actuator right away before it fails completely
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:47 AM   #3
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The inner panel, aka "door card", will have to come off. It's a five minute job with door open, but a PITA with the door closed.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:48 AM   #4
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It looks that the actuator is double locked and cant be opened from the inside... Try pressing the fob key unlock button and then open with the door handle from the inside. If that doesn't work you should get some professional help. If you can open it, replace the actuator right away before it fails completely
Darn, sounds like that's where I'm at now. What would they do I wonder, drill the lock? Or perhaps a locksmith can get it open?
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:53 AM   #5
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From my experience both handles are disbled when double locked. I had a faulty actuator and replaced it and played around with it a little and when double locked, both handles don't open
CHeck this thread
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1001764
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:28 AM   #6
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Maye if you can open the door panel with the door closed you can reach a wire and release the double lock. It would be a feel job but i think it can be done
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:42 AM   #7
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if you cant get the door card off with the door closed, it may be worth taking it off of the other door, lowering the window, closing the door and seeing if you can do anything to force it to unlock with a slim jim or something similar. at least on the side that works you could see what you are doing and practice. may be a pathetic idea but it's something i would probably consider trying before spending serious money.
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