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Old 09-25-2008, 02:57 PM   #21
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scottjoh <----- This guy got my module fixed within the same day I shipped it!!! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! I opted w/ the 1 day turnaround for $100 and the whole process only took me 2 days, with me shipping it to him, repairing it and sending it back to me(I live in CA). When I called to get some info, he made sure it was my GM5 that was faulty at first by asking me a series of questions. This is by far one of the best services I ever had and Im glad I sent it! No more door problems and embarrasing moments! THANKS SCOTT!!

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #22
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i have a problem hope yall can help me out .... i cant unlock nore lock my car with the remote nore the manuel way ... please help !!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:36 AM   #23
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Key Lock and Unlock Problems...Pls Help...

Hi there,
I have a bmw 325i e46, i can't lock and unlock my car remotely anymore from i replaced the battery. I still can start the car from this key, but i can't lock and unlock the door anymore. Could anybody has any idea to fix it, because i have only one key.... one more thing that i still can lock and unlock all the door manually from the bottom inside the car. it mean the central looking is no problems, the only problem is from my key... Please, Help me...
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:58 AM   #24
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Did you try resyncing the key to the car. Search for key resync procedure.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #25
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dear Scottjoh, Did you mean reprogram my key by putting my key to the ignition, turn it on and off ( 5 times) and them hold the unlock bottoms, press the lock bottoms 3 times. I already tried many time but it doesn't work. do you have any other ideas to fix my case. thanks
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #26
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Yeah, that's what I meant, but, it's buttons, not bottoms (is that an Australian thing?). If that doesn't get it to work then it sounds like the key's remote is probably bad. A lot of people cut to deep when opening the keys and hack off components. Good thing you didn't hack into the EWS which would render the key useless for starting the car.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #27
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No, this is my original key from BMW, And this key is no problems with starting the engine. only problem is lock and unlock the door. before i change the battery this key work no problem, however, from i changed the battery inside the key which is not working anymore with remotely. Could you tell me any other procedure that i can try...Thanks
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:16 AM   #28
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If it no longer works/syncs after you opened it and changed that battery it's pretty obvious you screwed it up. You have the right sync procedure and if the key is in working condition it will work since it worked before. No workie means the key is no longer good.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #29
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Ran into same issue (had taken glove box out to check horn issue) half ass put it back in as I had things to do, couldnt get it to lock/shut all the way. Got done w/business and couldnt get pass door or gas door open. had 37 miles left in the tank, made it home and the green thing in the trunks going to save me in the am! will get a tank full and then readdress the glove box! Many thanks to all that ask and answer questions! Many $$ saved.............Phillip Nelson "Kite Boarder" extreme, live on!
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:33 AM   #30
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E46 key initalization

Put the key in turn it on and off 5 time with out starting the car. Press and hold the top button while you press the middle button 3 times. To make this work you must get into the car and lock the doors also hole the key over you right shoulder, because the ant in inside the right side rear glass.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:13 PM   #31
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Put the key in turn it on and off 5 time with out starting the car. Press and hold the top button while you press the middle button 3 times. To make this work you must get into the car and lock the doors also hole the key over you right shoulder, because the ant in inside the right side rear glass.
You are replying to a thread where the last post was over a year ago. The resync procedure was already in post #25 and the extra steps in your procedure are unnecessary and in some E46 body styles is incorrect.


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Old 07-11-2014, 09:37 PM   #32
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i am having door locks problem with my 2001 325i,it keeps on looking by it self, and even when the car is off they keep on locking ,if i try to unlock it ,sometimes the windows go up by themselves moonroof closes and it locks it self , even if the key is in the car or ignition, it will still lock by it self,its like my car is possessed,any one have any tips
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:17 PM   #33
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Mine was doing the same thing but mysteriously fixed itself

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:57 AM   #34
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I had a similar problem on an older BMW, a 1993 750iL, and it turned out to be a stuck microswitch inside the passenger door that was actuated by cams on the lock. I haven't dug into the E46 central locking sytem yet, but it sounds like your passenger door might be the culprit. I have seen BMW central locking systems go into a lockdown mode, multiple doors/trunk/gas filler door all locked, when faults occur.

Have you searched this forum for central locking system problems and diagnostics?
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:27 AM   #35
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no i haven't, i will look it up now thanks
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