E46Fanatics

E46Fanatics (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/index.php)
-   General E46 Forum (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4)
-   -   Key Synced but still wont work (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=944495)

Lomac 09-13-2012 11:28 PM

Key Synced but still wont work
 
Hi guys, Just bought my first e46 - a 2001 330i. I love the car but the keyless entry doesnt work, I tired the re-syncing of the key fob. At the end the doors are supposed to all lock to show that the key was programmed correctly... This happened so I thought I was good! But... The buttons on the key are still ineffective.

Any ideas why? Battery in the key? spare key behaves the same way.

scarede46er 09-13-2012 11:41 PM

2001 means the battery is dead. Officially you need a new key. Unofficially there is a way to replace the battery. Search the forums.

bratliff 09-13-2012 11:46 PM

My key was dead when I first got my car too. I drove with it or a few days and it charged the battery back and it's working fine. If you just got the car, maybe drive for a couple of days and see if the battery charges.

Lomac 09-14-2012 07:39 AM

Whats the difference with 2001? I thought all the diamond shaped keys are supposed to charge through the ignition?

Thanks for the responses guys.

jasonbimmer 09-14-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomac (Post 14730957)
Whats the difference with 2001? I thought all the diamond shaped keys are supposed to charge through the ignition?

Thanks for the responses guys.

that means your 11 year old battery is dead, wont hold a charge anymore.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use