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    hi everybody new to site.

    just purchased a bmw v reg e36 cab. the cars runs fine. roof works ok

    my problems are.

    no interior lights
    eletric windows all four not working
    passenger door deadlocked
    central locking not working

    have checked wiring to boot all fine. replaced unit behind glovebox.all fuses relays been checked ok.

    took passenger seat out. carpet was soaked through the wiring loom was soaked car stood for 6 months.rear window was leaking

    is it possible to remove passenger doorcard. with door locked? or remove the deadlock?

    any help welcome. thanks in advance
     
     

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    Info on door deadlocking...

    DOUBLE LOCK - Mechanically Decoupled
    When the slider switches the circuit back to single lock it also pushes the double lock lever to the left until it stops. In this position, the double lock lever decouples the lock button from the latch mechanism. The lock button can be pulled but will not unlock the door since it is not coupled to the mechanism. Spring pressure pulls the button back down when released.
    At this point, unlock is only possible when a key is turned to the unlock position from an outside door lock or if the GM receives the unlock signal from the EWS II control module.

    I assume when you use the key in the passenger lock it works OK? Sounds like an earth fault or failed ZKE module to me. Wiring diagrams are here...

    http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm

    Does it have an alarm? ....

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...3g-ews-t39173/

    ..and if so does it set & unset ok?
     
     

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    hi billy thanks for reply. its my passenger door no hole for key.

    all worked fine before car was parked up(apparntley!)

    yes has alarm was working now stopped car still starts??
     
     

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    What alarm? 3G Mk2? Do you have the key with remote locking like this...

    I assume it has a power hood? When you drop the roof do all 4 windows drop?

    What happens when you use a master key (not the grey one) in the boot lock?
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    hi billy have that key pictured.

    yes power hood. windows dont drop when roof is operated

    only got the key pictured with car. is missing the master key a major problem?
     
     

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    All the symptoms sound like the problem has been with the carpet being wet. The wiring/connections underneath get corroded and cause those problems
     
     

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    have dried the loom out. was imersed in water

    they was 3 connectors that clip to the front floorpan
     
     

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    You said roof works fine in at the beginning, how do you know if the windows don't drop?

    Anyway, the earths clip to the floor to keep them in place, their clip itself joins the earths together. You may need to cut them and solder them together if they have gone green.
     
     

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    thanks guys will try the earths today. join together

    billy roof works ok windows dont at all.
     
     

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    hi guys found problem today. was two block connectors in passenger footwell were meets the bulkhead.

    the corrosion was shocking for a v reg car the plugs were rotten. cut the plugs out and joined wiring together. everything workin as should!

    thanks
     
     

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