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My door lock is broken. Car is locked. Remote not working.

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My door lock is...

My door lock is broken. Car is locked. Remote not working. Whats best way to enter vehicle?

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a BMW. The BMW Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

I have a new replacement key. All I need is a way into the vehicle.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes. Where are you located?

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far? Is there anything else the BMW Mechanic should be aware of about your BMW?

Have not tried anything yet.

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
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My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hello Steve
e46 2004 model
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hello. Are you still there?
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
sorry for the delay I was not notified of your response. did you still need help with this?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you,
From Isaac
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The car is a 318i BMW. Model year is 2004.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
if turning the key manually in the door or boot/trunk lid does not work then a door wedge or similar professional entry tool will be required.
if the car has no electrical power and you can get into the boot/trunk or in under the bonnet/hood then you can jump power to the car and see if the remote or turning the key in the boot lid will open other doors - this is only if the car has no electrical power, otherwise an entry tool will be required as I said
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
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