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Geoff Crispin
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Z3 central locking problems

Post by Geoff Crispin » Thu 27 Apr, 2017 06:42

Thanks for your replies I have repaired two wires in loom of doom and now sometime all lock from either door or boot and sometime they don't. Yesterday went out parked up locked from drivers door and all worked, returned tro car put key in drivers door and nothing happened no noise nothing so then put key in boot operated lock but did not sound right then went back to drivers door and it unlocked with boot but passenger door still locked,
When I purchased car 18months ago it did not come with a remote but I have one now but needs to be recoded somehow ?
It seems that depends on how I lock or unlock it is ie from where and it is not always the same result.
Could it be a wire problem or the actuator ?

DanHolman
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by DanHolman » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 20:11

doors out of sync - cant remember procedure- research on google.

Replace battery in key fob- research procedure

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BladeRunner919
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 19:56

DanHolman wrote:doors out of sync
Pretty sure that's not a thing with these cars. Sounds like more problems in the loom is the likeliest culpret.

Fender2004
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by Fender2004 » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 21:27

I would agree with bladerunner919 there is probably another wire damaged somewhere. The problem is finding it.
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Geoff Crispin
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by Geoff Crispin » Mon 01 May, 2017 09:35

yes will have to have a closer look at wires in loom of doom.
did not have a remote when i purchased car have got one now but got to go through the proceedure to re code it

DC
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by DC » Tue 02 May, 2017 08:37

The boot loom was the culprit with me and not all breaks in the same place, I would strip back the outer cover a bit further and see if any more breaks.
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Geoff Crispin
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by Geoff Crispin » Tue 02 May, 2017 10:00

Dave I hope that you are right as it does point to this with the change in operation each time Geoff

Geoff Crispin
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Re: Z3 central locking problems

Post by Geoff Crispin » Mon 23 Oct, 2017 11:56

Have now got my remote fob working but only the boot locks and unlocks, bothe the doors try to work as you can see movement in the push buttons. When key is used in drivers door sometime all locks work both locking and unlocking but not always.
I have tried to have a good look at the boot loom of doom and could find only the two that I had repaired.
Thinking now to remove door cards and lubricate all moving parts and see what happens.
At the start of trying to sort this problem out it was suggested that it could be the actuator in drivers door, or a sensor ?
Just oiled lock where key is inserted but so far no change. Any ideas ?

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