suddenly locked out of my 1994 325i key wont open doors

stevyg13
85

Asked by stevyg13 May 01, 2012 at 08:45 PM about the 1994 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

All of sudden my key or far won't open my doors...how is this possible?

5 Answers

jeanK
35

My son has a 1996 BMW 325i, a few times in a while back, his trunk would not open with the key, then about 6 months ago, his key began spinning around in the ignition switch when he would try to start the car. instead of the ignition catching. We first blamed the switch, then we looked at the key, it was really worn down. I went to dealer with vin #, they ordered us a new key. Fixed the problem. Maybe the same problem for you?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
stevyg13
85

I wish that was the case for me...everything worked perfect 2 weeks ago...car sitting in driveway the( 2)key farbs wont open the locks & The key no longer works on all doors & trunk. 2 BMW people say different things regarding the locks one say the door lock is only mechanical the other says electrical. My guess is that it has to be electronic module what are the chances are 3 locks & 2 keys Farbs break at the same time? Cant get into the car to pop the hood to even disco the battery...Perplexed

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
LarchmereImports
Not Active

The drivers door lock cylinder has three positions. counter clockwise locks te doors, clockwise to about 2 o clock locks all the doors, clockwise three o clock locks all doors and disables the electronic locking system so that the car can only be unlocked from the "double lock" position by unlocking the drivers door lock. The drivers door lock cylinder has an updated part that will no longer allow a "double lock" feature. This was a common failure as the lock cylinder became worn. You will want to seek repair from someone very familiar with making this repair. A BMW dealer is where a casing and tumbler kit to make a new lock cylinder can be obtained.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
stevyg13
85

we will try this..will update Thanks

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
stevyg13
85

It end up being a dead battery (bad cell)...caused a lock out...was able to get in the trunk & power the battery then the door locks popped open...thanks for the advise all...

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series
Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?
CarGurus has 38,927 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,995.
ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,390
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 860
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series"
462 Great Deals out of 15,437 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW M3"
98 Great Deals out of 1,389 listings starting at $3,288
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
695 Great Deals out of 22,961 listings starting at $1,998
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
539 Great Deals out of 17,036 listings starting at $1,855
Used BMW 7 Series"
153 Great Deals out of 5,425 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang"
967 Great Deals out of 27,809 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,271 Great Deals out of 70,167 listings starting at $1,288

Used Cars For Sale

2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
11,342 listings starting at $37,695
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 6,734 listings starting at $25,842
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,362 listings starting at $23,597
2012 BMW 3 Series For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 852 listings starting at $19,900
2011 BMW 3 Series For Sale
515 Great Deals out of 7,121 listings starting at $14,038