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      03-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Why do I have to pull door handle twice to get out of 328?

The title says it all.

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auto-lock is enabled... disable it.
one pull = unlock
second pull = door mechanism
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auto-lock is enabled... disable it.
one pull = unlock
second pull = door mechanism
this.

or the OP can push the unlock button then pull to open the door
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      03-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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The title says it all.

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This is common to every BMW I've ever had. It's just the way BMW does things. Extra measure of safety if you will.
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      03-27-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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This is common to every BMW I've ever had. It's just the way BMW does things. Extra measure of safety if you will.
I have a '96 328i and it doesn't do this.

So I can't change this? What is the purpose? After I stop the car, why do I need to pull the handle twice to exit?

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      03-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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It is tied to the auto door lock between 12-15 mph. Disable this feature and you will only have to pull once. I assume you are willing to give up safety feature of auto door lock!
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      03-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #8
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      03-27-2011, 10:51 PM   #9
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my e46, e53, and now the e90 all are this way. my e30 is 1 pull to open.
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      03-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #10
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its in the newer cars.. if the cars locked u have to pull twice.. as said before, pull once unlocks then the second opens the door
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      03-28-2011, 01:16 AM   #11
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I actually like it. I love the different solutions the e46 had built into it. I also miss the window triggers being in the middle console.
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i rather pull twice the handle instead of push a button to unlock and pull once again
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      03-28-2011, 07:24 AM   #13
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It's like this on all the Audi, VWs, MINIs, and VWs I've owned (all 2002+), I figured it was just a European thing.

Like others said the first pull unlocks, the second opens. It's not "tied" into the auto-lock, it's just the auto-lock locks the door, necessitating an unlock to open it. Same behavior if you manually lock the doors.
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OK, so why can't they make an auto-lock feature without requiring two pulls to open the door? Why not make it to where pulling the lever once unlocks the door and opens it.

I want my door to auto-lock.

That doesn't mean I want to pull the lever twice to get out.

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      03-28-2011, 10:22 AM   #15
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If I am willing to live w/o the autolock, can it be disabled? I can't find this in the manual.

Separate question, I don't have the Comfort Access package. Does this mean that the seating positions for myself and wife are accessed only by the memory switches 1 and 2 or does the ability to sense which key is in the car still work?
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Separate question, I don't have the Comfort Access package. Does this mean that the seating positions for myself and wife are accessed only by the memory switches 1 and 2 or does the ability to sense which key is in the car still work?
Also, how long should the tires last?
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OK, so why can't they make an auto-lock feature without requiring two pulls to open the door? Why not make it to where pulling the lever once unlocks the door and opens it.

I want my door to auto-lock.

That doesn't mean I want to pull the lever twice to get out.

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      03-29-2011, 02:31 AM   #18
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I actually like it. I love the different solutions the e46 had built into it. I also miss the window triggers being in the middle console.
Not me. I always hated when I had to drive a car that had the window switches on the center console. That's just wrong.
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      03-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #19
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Also, how long should the tires last?
Sorry for the dumb questions. If there was a 'new owner' section I would post there.
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OK, so why can't they make an auto-lock feature without requiring two pulls to open the door? Why not make it to where pulling the lever once unlocks the door and opens it.

I want my door to auto-lock.

That doesn't mean I want to pull the lever twice to get out.

Thanks.
I asked my salesperson that question. He said it is a safety feature. It is like clicking 'Delete' on your computer which responds 'Are you sure?'.

I guess. He did say that the shop could customize the locking to do what I want. Sure enough, I am driving a loaner while they fix a couple minor issues with my new (new to me, about a year old in reality) 328 and the loaner does not have the doors autolock. Strange.
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      03-29-2011, 01:05 PM   #21
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You can also code the vehicle for then car is shut off it automatically unlocks the doors.
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I installed the remotekey+ which unlocks the doors when the ignition is switched off.
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