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Re: Try This (archive)

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Posted by Wayne McKay on April 06, 2001 at 17:11:24:

In Reply to: Re: Driver's Door Lock and Central Locking posted by Wayne McKay on April 06, 2001 at 13:20:39:

Sorry for the delay, I had to actually do some work for a bit...disgusting! I found a post by Max (below) that reminded me of what I had to do...not sure if this is the one I was thinking of but it did the trick. Here is an excerpt of the relevent part:

" ... - did you have to do the "lift the handle to open" trick?
If you did the "lift the handle" trick: what I found with my passenger door is that the lock seems to go into a "manual only" mode, eg had to lock all other doors then lift handle again and turn to lock to about 90 degrees to front of car (eg lock with handle up, reverse of the emergency unlock with handle up). Then releasing handle and unlocking had the door folowing all the others again. WARNING: this might not work/be appliacble for your build of vehicle - use only as much pressure/force as you see fit, OK?..."

Max hit it bang on for me. I did the manual open on the driver's side door (possible on cars built before 7/90). With the other doors locked, I had to reverse the manual open procedure by turning the lock past the normal point until the button went down. Once accomplished, the lock was back into auto mode and, if still out of synch (shouldn't be), the synchronization procedure in the Bentley should work for you. Good Luck,

'88 750iL

Chris, I had a similar occurance and just like you I tried synchronizing according to the Bentley but without success. Then I read someone elses post a while later on how they solved it and it worked just fine on the second or third try. I can't remember the exact sequence as I sit here but I will hunt that post down and get back to you. It wasn't any more difficult than the Bentley, just a little different.

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