1998 BMW 328 Rear Door Locked & Wont Open

Tiny
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  • 1998 BMW 328
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
Rear drivers door on car is apparently locked shut, and I cannot get the door open. All other doors open by using key in drivers door. Nothing from the problem door. I have taken off the door cover, and tried to pull-up the manual door lock. It comes up, but does not open door. Can get to the rod that goes to actuator, and pulling this does not unlock door. I think that maybe the actuator has seized up, but I am not for sure. In order to change the actuator, the three torx screws have to be removed - but I can only get to one of them. Any ideas? Help is greatly appreciated!
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 8:21 PM

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Tiny
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There are about 6 pages that I can send you from the BMW Technical Information System that will help, please send me a PM with an Email address and I will send them as an attachment.
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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I'll try this


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/87023_STFU_File_1.jpg


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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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If you PM me with an email address I will send this as a jpeg file
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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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Hey Doc,

Click on their email button.

It is:
clydegriffin@mindspring. Com
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Friday, April 25th, 2008 AT 6:00 AM
Tiny
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You know, my 20 year old son said the same thing. Thanks again Paul
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Friday, April 25th, 2008 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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Too late to work on it last night. When I got home this evening, I printed off the material that you forwarded to me. Tried to make sense of what to pry off. Very tight in there. Out of sheer desperation I poped the actuator off the top of the lock, and she opened right up as if there had never been a problem.

Apparently I had a actuator that died on me with the doors double locked. The diagnosis page that you provided helped me with that. When that actuator dies, the only way to get it open is to go inside that baby.

Many thanks for your help.
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Friday, April 25th, 2008 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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You have no ides how I was sweating this one, first, trying to format, then sending it, it's a good thing to have genius children!
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 9:33 AM

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