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3058Re: [bmw e28] e28 Central Locking

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  • Ron Kall
    Nov 10, 2004

      A cap instead of a door lock plunger guy is not
      standard issue, someone has removed it and capped it
      off, I think.


      --- crunwump <M.Orr@...> wrote:

      > Hi everyone! This is a brilliant group. I've just
      > bought my first
      > car - a 1983 520i - and it rocks. It seems
      > structurally quite sound,
      > but there's a few problems I'd like to sort out, not
      > least of which
      > being that the central locking is horsed. At the
      > minute, to lock the
      > doors I have to lock the driver's door with the key,
      > then walk round
      > to the passenger's door and lock that one with the
      > key as well.
      > So anyway, I'll get to the point. On the driver's
      > door, and the two
      > rear doors, there's the usual plastic button that
      > you can pull up or
      > press down to unlock/lock the door, but on the
      > passenger's door
      > there's just a little plastic disc covering the
      > hole: no kind of
      > button or switch at all. Is this normal for e28's?
      > How is the
      > passenger supposed to lock their door from the
      > inside?
      > While I'm here I suppose I could ask if anyone else
      > has had similar
      > problems? I've read Jim Cash's excellent posts
      > about the central
      > locking, and I'm gonna take the doors apart someday
      > soon to look, but
      > if anyone can give any extra guidance it'd be much
      > appreciated.
      > Incidentally, when I turn the key in the driver's
      > door I hear a relay
      > clicking somewhere under the steering wheel (the
      > control unit
      > presumably).
      > Thanks for your help
      > Michael Orr

      Ron Kall
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

      1986 528e
      1985 535i

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