1998 e36 318is drivers door not unlocking

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  1. 1998 e36 318is drivers door not unlocking 
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    roadwolf's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318 is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

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    A few days ago my central locking refused to unlock the doors, I have fitted an Rclick unit which has worked perfectly. The unit was still flashing the indicators so I have assumed that this is not the problem. When I tried to unlock the drivers door with the key nothing happened, so I had to open the passenger door and unlock the drivers door from inside. Yesterday I discovered that if I unlocked the boot, then the drivers door would work with the key. Any ideas?
     
     

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    billywhizz1984's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E36 323i x 3, 325TDS x 1, 320i x 2, 318is x 1
    Year of Manufacture:
    1999 x 2, 1998, 1997 x 2, 1996, 1995
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    Manual, Auto, Auto, Manual, Auto, Auto, Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Touring x 4, Convertible x 2, Coupe x 1
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    Sounds like the drivers door solenoid is on the way out or the linkages are getting dry. Take the door skin off and give everything a good spray with WD40 whist working the handles back & forward.
     
     

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