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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2014, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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DIY central locking problem

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Just bought a mini cooper 2002 as a second car, looks and drives like new. having just one problem- central locking. I can't lock doors( all 3 ) either with key fob or inside switch (works ok when unlocking)

Please give me some advice
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I would suspect (but not 100% on this one) the drivers door lock mechanism they have microswitches in them which controls your central locking etc, if the drivers lock is faulty it is probably not sending a signal to the others. They are a common problem on the earlier minis I have had to change both of mine. They are available on eBay for around 65 for a new one (dont get 2nd hand or you will have the same problem) I would get it checked out properly first though before buying anything
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My mechanic have an computer to read error codes. Do you think that it is possible to find whats wrong?
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I don't think it would show up as an error code. If he has BMW software he can test modules in the cars system through his computer
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Search on here for 'door actuators' which is a common fault.
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