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    Hi All,

    firstly I have searched around but cannot seem to find anybody else with a similar issue to my own. I also seen Koola's post recently about being locked out, but my problem is I cannot lock the car.

    Car is a 2000 E46, convertible, 330ci (UK). I have owned for about a year, remote key FOB has never worked (and I only have one key) I have always used the key in the door which has worked fine up until yesterday.

    When I locked the car yesterday, my key seemed to become stuck in the lock, and I had to fiddle for about 30 seconds before it came out.

    This morning, my key would not unlock the car, but fiddling allowed all the windows to lower and I was able to open the door by the internal door latch.

    The doors will still lock and unlock with the centre console button when I am in the car.

    The problem I have is that I can no longer lock the car with the Key FOB or the key in the door.

    My Key still works in the boot.

    I have tried to reset the key fob with the methods posted but it seems like the battery might be dead as I get no respose.

    I have read it might be the actuator in the door - but is this the answer?

    I need some advice. I have not yet been to the stealers, and would like to know if there are any other tests I can do to diagnose the problem.

    This is probaly the ideal time to get the key FOB working again.

    Yours hopefully
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    Hey Domestos, I feel your pain.

    There is a nice tutorial here for replacing the battery and re-programming the key albit with a little bit of hacking.

    If you can get the key working, you can then look into the manual door lock.
     
     

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    Thanks Koola,

    Seen it already - but I only have one key so dont want to risk that yet
     
     

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    Been to the stealers...

    They reckon my door-Barrell has gone. I can turn the key fully each way without any results. But the button inside locks and opens the door. My keyFOB has lost bettery power so resetting didnt work :(

    A new barrel would be £45 plus labour to fit it £60

    A new KeyFOB would be £100 and they will set it to my car and ignition.

    Its a close one but I think I will be going for the new KeyFOB.

    I can then try that self fix keyFOB sticky on my old key - would be interesting to see if it works.

    At least with the Barrell gone no two-bit can screwdriver thier way through the door... makes it more secure.
     
     

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    Those are reasonable prices for a stealer imo, I would also be tempted to get a new key and barrel at that price.
     
     

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    Barrel is reasonable, but £100 smackers for a keyFOB ! thats a rip off and a money making scheme as the parts guy said the keys generally last 3 to 4 years and then need to be replaced.

    If thats the case they are making a money left right and centre for key replacements!
     
     

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    I've bought the KeyFOB, being delivered tomorrow - I'm just hoping that there is no issue with the receiver as they will not refund the key cost if it does not work!

    The receiver is about £160 plud labour to fit and configure. so I bet were looking about £250 -
     
     

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    You can get the key tested to determine if it's working or not, a good garage should have something like this http://www.atsite.co.uk/p-10876-drap...iliateID=10050
     
     

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    You've probably figured this out by now but here goes. You can remove the lock barrel there's a rubber gromet type cover on the inner edge of the drivers door adjacent ish to the door handle . when you remove that and peer inside you should see a hex bolt head, this hods the lock barrel in place and once undone (on mine anyway-having exactly the same problem) the barrel can be pulled out, simples.. With mine a ring inside the barrel had snapped so I also need a new one.

    Now i'm off for some advice on the rest of it..

    regards

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