Did the latch fix the problem? Need to buy parts for this project? All of our articles are original and written by our staff. If you have the sound of the lock attempting to unlock, but it doesn't replace the latch. This will need to be dealt with as well. In June of 2018, I picked up my 2013 E92 M3 from the body shop after two weeks of some much needed paint work. After cleaning up the mess, I started a careful visual inspection of the car to see if there were any obvious clues to the source of the trunk leak.
I have documented the entire process in this article. Repair finished If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment on this article or. All repairs are performed by us at our own facility in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. After some work, I got it open by prying the actuator back and opening the inside door Bowden cable lever at the same time. But I also noticed another issue; one of the three threaded studs that mounts the tail light to the body was also leaking. The repair is relatively simple…but use extreme care while performing the following steps.
Trunk will not open with remote or interior button. Does fob need to be programed? I find this will restore function of the lock from time to time. First check that the lock rod isn't jammed, if it moves freely up and down, the issue is likely the latch. Fortunately the diagnoses and repair are simple, saving you an expensive trip to the dealership. Latch comes out not easily, but it does if flipped vertically and then horizontally.
A good trick is to put pressure on the tail light with your hand while you spin the nuts back on the studs — this compresses the washers and makes tightening with your wrench easier. Closed door and now will not open at all. February 12, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The same way you would if the door was open. This is now shifting to the driver's door which has started the whizzing sound and does not lock or unlock except manually by pulling the door opening handle. When I opened the trunk and pulled away the left plastic floor tray so I could inspect the amplifier, I immediately found my problem. January 13, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The latch is likely faulty. But the left passenger door won't unlock using internal door handle.
If you get frustrated…walk away and take a breather. But fobs will not lock or unlock. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. The goal is to loosen them just enough so the slide mounts can be pulled out and the amplifier mounting bracket removed. Then it is possible to take it under window rail long flat side first.
August 18, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. Is there another way to get to the latch from the back side? In my case it needed to be moved from old to new. April 18, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The latch sounds faulty. Again all doors function properly but the pins no longer go up and down?? If you replaced one front latch, it has to be the same version as the passenger side. I have completed the latch cable detachment and the door is still locked.
My 323 e90 rear right door lock started by making a whizzing sound without unlocking and after some days it completely went off and cannot lock nor unlock both by remote and manually. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. A typical summer tropical depression had just saturated South Florida for five days straight, leaving shoes and car mats covered with white that composes most of the southern Florida peninsula. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. You would have to remove the door handle components. Driver door actuator is unhooked except dangling from the handle attachment.
Your amplifier should be working perfectly now. The exterior color is Schwarz 2 black , paint code 668. Leave in a protected dry area until leak is found and repaired Part 2 of this article. Repair finished If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment on this article or. What exactly does this do and how would we do this without the special tool? They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. The exterior door latch is responsible for locking, unlocking and latching the door shut. Turn latch counterclockwise and remove side panel from trunk.
The actuator seems to be functioning and I've already tried to move it manually from inside the door. If so, remove it first. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not bend or damage the latch. Make sure the car body and mounting studs are also well cleaned — you want to make sure you do not have any existing dirt or debris that may effect getting a water tight seal when reassembled. It is held down with double sided adhesive tape.
All of this is discussed in the following repair instructions. With the trunk lid closed I ran water over the tail light, focusing near the top of the light and trunk lid to simulate rain water run off. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need. Cover tightly with a weatherproof tarp. This vehicle part is currently out of stock. Try using a flathead screwdriver or hook.