Locked IN my car!!!

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Locked IN my car!!!

Postby 87e30 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:38 am

The other night I stopped at WalMart after someone put a nice gouge in my passenger door at another store. (Got their plate number, but the cop made it clear as day that he didn't care because my car wasn't a 2011) So anyway, I get out of WalMart, go to my car, start it up, and the doors lock by themselves like they've been doing, but after they lock I hear a whining noise in my drivers door. I tried to unlock both the driver and passenger door, and they were both stuck locked. I shut the car off and started it again, and I was able to unlock the doors. Now my power locks don't work at all. I looked at all of my fuses, and none look popped. I read something about some kind of module located behind the drivers side front speaker. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Could this module be why my locks have been acting funny? I haven't had a chance to pop off the cover to take a look yet. Any suggestions of what I should be looking for to figure out why this happened and fix it so it doesn't happen again?
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby Yoshi » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:35 pm

no idea... kinda funny how you might have to "dukes of hazard" your car whenever you want to go somewhere.
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby 87e30 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:41 pm

Yeah, let's hope I never actually have to do that. It's not really as fun as it looks. Power locks aren't working at all, so I don't think I'll be getting locked in again any time soon. I found http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e30/interior/door_locks/e30_central_lock_faq.html <-- this which should hopefully get me going again.
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby Nsquared97 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:03 pm

^Yeah that's it. The module your talking about is what controls the central locking iirc, and could definitely be what's causing your issues.
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby 87e30 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:16 am

lol, I grabbed one of those modules from one of the junk yards many months ago and I have absolutely no idea where it went. I'll prolly get another one the day before I find the one I already got. :-P
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby Nsquared97 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:10 am

Always works that way! Just like I sold a set of kidneys, and threw away a set of grilles 2 weeks before a deer decided that I needed new ones.
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby 87e30 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:38 am

rofl!
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Re: Locked IN my car!!!

Postby Nsquared97 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:39 am

Yeah, that deer did go rolling down the highway... Don't think he was laughing though, I sure as hell wasn't.
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