2000 E46 318se Tourer - Cental Locking Failure

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  1. 2000 E46 318se Tourer - Cental Locking Failure 
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    Hi, my 2000 318 tourer has suddenly developed a problem with the central locking system. Its been working fine until this evening, but now I cannot open any doors with it. It can't be the remote key, because the boot can still be opened, and the interior light comes on when I try to unlock the car using the remote. But also, if I use the central locking button in the car, it still doesn't open the doors. Also, manually trying to open the door from the inside, using the individual door handles doesn't work, except for the driver's door. So at the moment, I can only open the boot (using the remote) or driver's door (using the key in the lock, or using the door handle from inside).

    Using the remote key, or the central locking button in the car, I can lock the doors. Its just the unlock which doesn't work. So I'm wondering whether some sort of dead-lock / child-lock has been activated accidentally. I've tried changing the fuses linked to the central locking system, but still no joy.

    Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!


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    A common failure on BMW's that interferes with the central locking is when the wiring that passes from the car body to the tailgate breaks and wires make contact with each other

    This will take no longer than 10 minutes to check and just involves you peeling back the rubber protective sheath to inspect the whole of the wiring inside
     
     

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    Thanks for the help. Just so I'm sure I'm looking in the right place, are we talking about the rubber seal/gasket around the top of the body of the car which seals when the tailgate is shut?
     
     

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    Just to give an update, this seems to be an intermittent problem (which I guess would tie in with the wiring), as of the dozen so times I've tried the central locking today, its probably worked about half of the time.

    Could the problem be related to damp/water ingress? I had to ford through a flooded road yesterday, and the problem seemed to start soon afterwards. Just a coincidence?
     
     

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    The problem could be caused by the GM. If you get a diagnostic done on the car, then it will flag up a fault.
     
     

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    Rym is talking about the rubber hose that is on the top near side of the car next to the hinge for the boot door. NOT the water seal as you mention. You have to do more than pull the rubber hose back as mine was in a plastic gauze so had to cut that up to check. Low and behold my wires were perfect.
    Saying this I would probably say yours are gonna be in good health too. After you giving more info on the situation I would say you have water logged something. It is now starting to work again as it is drying off. Check your front passengers footwell. Is it soaking? Your module might be under the carpet on the firewall in which case you know why it's playing up. Otherwise get your car out in the sun tomorrow

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