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    When i lock my car with the keyfob all the doors lock apart from the drivers door, so i have to disable the alarm with the fob and open the door with the key, same happens when unlocking but other way around (obviously)

    Anyone got any ideas? Fault finding? first thing to look for?
     
     

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    I have just been told that it will more than likely be the drivers lock solenoid, anyone agree with this?

    I will change the solenoid and let you know whether it works or not for anyones future reference!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1810 View Post
    I have just been told that it will more than likely be the drivers lock solenoid, anyone agree with this?

    I will change the solenoid and let you know whether it works or not for anyones future reference!
    Seconded. I would be looking at replacing that solonoid as well...
     
     

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    isit an aftermarket alarm or oem?

    I've got the same fault and I think it'll be most likely the motor but i've done some reaearch and if your using an aftermarket alarm you have to send a lock pulse to the unlock pin and the lock pin at the same time.
     
     

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    door motor is one of the most common faults on the e36, 20 mins to change it and £15 for a secondhand one or £45 for a new one
     
     

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    One of my work mates is a bmw spares specialist (in his spare time lol) and hes got a solenoid and motor that i can have so i will change them both since they are free! its handy knowing people
     
     

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