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Electric gremlin

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by Touring525i4dawgs, May 18, 2020.

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    Touring525i4dawgs '02 525it M sport

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    A while back I posted a thread about a dead flat battery that occurred in a 2 day time period. When I got the car back from my mystified mechanic. The next morning I was shopping and hit the door lock button on the key. The drivers side door would not lock. I tried it a few more times with the same outcome. So here is the question. Could the door lock interface keep trying to lock the door for 2 straight days. So it was using power to try and lock the door and this might be the issue?
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    Possible, but to confirm would have to do a draw test to see if there is a draw. Then unplug fuses for components until the draw goes away. What ever you unplug that causes the draw to go away is causing the issue.
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    Touring525i4dawgs '02 525it M sport

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    Great idea. Since this one time occurrence nothing like this has happened again. I do have to usr the key to unlock and lock the doors since the drivers side auto lock is inoperative. guess next move is find that problem.

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