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Old 10-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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At least I think I typed that right. New Bimmer owner here. Bought a 99 323I this weekend to replace my 4runner as it had 290K and I now need to drive to work. Realize I will be working on this one a bit but that's okay.

Car has 93K miles and the remote key was missing when I bought it. The car lot couldn't find the key so ordered a new remote key. When I got it home and opened the manual viola the key drops out. So now have the key with remote locks and a spare. Took it to BMW Portland who couldn't unlock the fob but after watching him try for ten minutes and telling me my car was effed I drove back to work and tried the turn three times hold unlock and hit lock three times. Not sure exactly which way I did it, but after trying a few combo's got it to program...

Lights are going to be an issue. I have xenons which are flickering and going off. do you all recommend replacing with aftermarket or redoing the igniter and ballasts?

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Swap bulbs first, if the problem stays on the same side swap ballasts and keep going.
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