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      11-21-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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I washed the car the other day and the water running across the door handle made the car lock and unlock several times in a row even when I started avoiding the door with the hose. Now the car is 50/50 at letting me get in.
I suspect a computer adjusted the door handle sensitivity but can't be sure. Is there any insight? Is it possible to reset the door handle?
Car's brand new so I doubt the key battery is low. It always unlocks fine with the buttons on the key.
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      11-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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I think the two things are a coincidence. The lock/unlock would happen to me every time I washed the car with the keys in my pocket (probably a hundred times over the time of my ownership of the car).
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      11-21-2011, 12:45 PM   #3
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i have no issue i wash my car once a week and still the same and that thing opens and close like freakin 5o times... LOL... and still have no issue with the CA
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I keep my fob in my garage when I'm outside washing the car. Not because I'm afraid of damaging anything but because the open/close while washing is really annoying
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      11-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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agreed on the "annoying" , leave the key somewhere else. I'll try that, but I guess i'll look into a new battery for the FOB as well.
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Put a new battery in the thing and now it's pouring rain out so I can't test, I'll see what that does later.
On the car-wash front, I left the key in the car this time, much better.

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      11-26-2011, 04:33 PM   #7
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On the car-wash front, I left the key in the car this time, much better.
You're way more trusting of BMW electronics than me . With the random electronic gremlins on this car, I don't take any chances . I put key inside a plastic bag with other washing supplies (I use high-pressure DIY carwashes) and no more incessant locking and unlocking .

Oh, and I've changed the battery several times on my fobs hoping to avoid frequent 'no key present', 'low battery', and having to lean on the car for CA to lock/unlock car (by touching handle) to no avail. I'm used to that by now, but not impressed at all when a $25K Hyundai is flawless . Oh well. Good day gang.
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If its brand new just take it to the dealer, it should be covered under warranty. Just don't say anything about the car wash.
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