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  1. 1995 325i E36 Saloon, Central Locking problem. (FIXED) 
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    Hi Got another problem, never ending with this car.

    My central locking is only working with the two front doors, the rear nothing at all. They front work fine with my remote and the key, but the rear don't. Any ideas were to start? hopefully an easy fix like the fogs.
     
     

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    does the boot lock when you lock the front doors?
     
     

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    Check for broken wires inside the rubber sheath that takes the wiring from the vehicle into the bootlid

    Wires brake their protective coatings and make contact with each other causing all sorts of problems especially within the central locking system

    It's a common fault on Beemers, please let us know what you find
     
     

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    Yes boot locks and petrol cap locks as well its just the two rear doors, will have a look at the wires see if theres anything going on with them. These electrical problems always seem to happen after I take it out of the garage and put it back on the road after the winter. you think your doing the car good when you garage it for 5 months.
     
     

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    I had a look at the rubber sheath in the boot and the doors , was worn at the lid strut and were it enters the boot lid. some of the wire's were exposed and copper showing but weren't broken. Taped them up and tried it but no joy. checked the 3 fuse's all OK. Could it be the relay or the motors?
     
     

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    You may have to strip the doors down to see if you have power at the actuators. This could lead to a faulty central locking module.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    You may have to strip the doors down to see if you have power at the actuators. This could lead to a faulty central locking module.
    Whats the location of the CL module, they were working sometimes but rarely
     
     

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    I seem to have the same problem but its only the drivers door. It seems to be intermitent as the remote will sometimes open the door. It always works on the key. No problems with the other door, boot or petrol cap.

    I've taken off the door panel but the central locking unit is difficult to get out to see if there are any loose wires.

    Any pointers on getting this out?
    Were abouts are the wires in the boot mentioned earlier?
    Does anyone else think its more lightly to be a loose wire rather than faulty central looking unit with it been an intermitent fault?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidt123 View Post
    Were abouts are the wires in the boot mentioned earlier?
    The wires are enclosed in a rubber sheath on the passengers side of the boot lid if you unclip the sheath you can look all round the sheath and check for splits.
     
     

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    Just noticed you have a compact don't know if this is the same at the rear
     
     

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