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Amy.Warne

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PostSubject: Dodgy door   Dodgy door Empty27th December 2012, 17:04

Hi guys Smile

I've got a few problems with my drivers door and its happened 3 times now. After I've had a drive and I get out my car the door won't open from the inside. I put the window down and opened it from the outside but it's starting to get on my nerves lol. The first time it happened was about a week ago then it happened yesterday and today

Just wondering if any of you have had this problem or know what it is.

Thank you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dodgy door   Dodgy door Empty27th December 2012, 17:28

This problem has been seen a number of times. Various methods for addressing it have been discovered, though none (except the last) have worked in all situations.

Understand that the problem might be mechanical, with a failing door lock actuator being the prime culprit. Also loose/corroded wiring cannot be ruled out.

(1) "Resynchronizing" the door locks.

Door locking is processed by the BCU (body control unit) computer. As with power window operations, the BCU may become "confused" as to the state of the individual door locks.

You can try to synchronize the door locks and the BCU by manually locking both doors. Make sure the key is in the ignition and is turned to position 1. Hold down the door lock switch for about 10 seconds and release. Switch off the ignition and back on again. Try to see if the switch now operates the doors properly.

(2) Disconnecting the battery

Some folks have addressed this problem by disconnecting the battery. Note that you will zero-out your trip odometer, clock, and average speed/mpg values by doing this.

Remove the cables from the battery starting with the negative terminal. Remove the positive cable. Wait for about 5 minutes or so, then reconnect the cables.

Try the locks again. If the problem persists, try resynchronizing again.

(3) Dealer Service

If I were to guess reason for your MINIs behavior, I'd put my money on the actuator. If you are outside of your 4-year, 48,000 mile warranty, figure depending on your MINI dealer's labor rate. This is just a guess so don't hold me to this figure.

Hope this helps,




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Amy.Warne

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PostSubject: Re: Dodgy door   Dodgy door Empty27th December 2012, 17:31

Thank you Smile
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miffy
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PostSubject: Re: Dodgy door   Dodgy door Empty27th December 2012, 17:50

I had this on my gen one and it was the motor that had gone and was done under warranty. Hope you get it fixed soon as it is bloomin annoying.. Take care Miff
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PostSubject: Re: Dodgy door   Dodgy door Empty27th December 2012, 22:09

Most likely motor but worth checking the other things before buying a motor Smile

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