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Old 02-17-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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Push button start

Hi does anyone no how to wire up a push button start on an e46

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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i saw this one youtube video of a guy who managed to fully do it not on an e46 but a cheapo car but he still had to stick his key in and forward and then finally push to start
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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Ive dun it on an e36 i just wanted to no if thts the same witing setup

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Old 02-18-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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were you able to do it with no key required?
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:00 AM   #5
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No i still need the key to turn ignition on but once on you could start the car by the buttom

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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No i still need the key to turn ignition on but once on you could start the car by the buttom

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So what's the point?
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:49 AM   #7
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youtube "mightycarmods push start"

i believe they made for a civic which was pretty easy. it should be the same for a bmw..?
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
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I'm not leading you to water, but I'll put you on the trail. SRSLY it's not new.

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Old 02-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #9
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Meh. Pointless.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:05 PM   #10
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so what's the point?
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:14 PM   #11
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Why not?

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:14 PM   #12
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Its the first step towards the keyless start

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:32 PM   #13
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No, first step towards keyless start is "Sell E46 for E90"
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:26 AM   #14
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If i could afford an e90 i wouldnt ave got an e46 lol

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This is stupid and pointless to have to put the key in the ignition, move it forward to defeat the steering wheel lock and then hit a start button.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:30 AM   #16
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This is stupid and pointless to have to put the key in the ignition, move it forward to defeat the steering wheel lock and then hit a start button.
But...but its push button start. thats cool, right?
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:32 AM   #17
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Ya I was thinking about this yesterday. I want to order a new bmw oem push start and set up no key. But that may not be possible? Researching that atm




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This is stupid and pointless to have to put the key in the ignition, move it forward to defeat the steering wheel lock and then hit a start button.
Factory on Z8 is turn key, then push button to start.
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Factory on Z8 is turn key, then push button to start.
Doesn't make it desirable. I really see no point to this. Push start buttons are nice if you don't need to remove the keys from your pocket.

Am I missing something?
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Doesn't make it desirable. I really see no point to this. Push start buttons are nice if you don't need to remove the keys from your pocket.

Am I missing something?
Lol, didn't say it was desirable, but that's how it is.

I guess once you've replaced the entire cooling system, rebuilt vanos, replaced every bushing in the suspension, all the gaskets that leak, etc, etc it'd be a cool thing to do. Pointless, not for me, but I guess telling the kids at the local Sonic you have a Z8 push button start is cool.
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