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Old 06-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Exclamation Car won't lock with fob!

Help, my car won't lock with the fob, and every time I get in the car the dash beeps a bunch and it does the same thing when I get out. The key fob won't lock the car so I have to use the actual key in the door, how do I fix this?
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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And it's not the battery, I'm not stupid
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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And it's not the battery, I'm not stupid
You seem certain its not battery. How do you know that? If it is a central locking issue then I suspect GM5 module relays. Check this out.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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I believe the most common GM5 module problems are failure to unlock?

Simple test, borrow a spare key and attempt to program it to your car.

How do you know it is not the keyfob battery??

If the keyfob is original, it is likely failed or on the way out?

What beeping from the dash are you referring to?

Maybe the ignition switch is bad and thinks the key is still in the ignition? This may be why the car cannot be locked with the keyfob?
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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It's like a half second repetitive beep,
Te ignition sticks some times and I have to force the key to turn (approx. 20-30 ft.lb torque) then it clicks and goes
You may be right, I'm gonna take it to apple bmw in a few weeks if it doesn't work, any other thoughts?
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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GM5 module....
Okay, so If I get a new gm5 module, where is it installed in the car, how long will it take, and should I just have a non dealership german car repair mechanic do it?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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Re: Car won't lock with fob!

It sounds like it has something to do with your car not recognizing that the key has been removed from the ignition. If thats the case, it could explain why you hear that beeping momentarily. Also explains why you're having issues

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Re: Car won't lock with fob!

I am almost 100% sure this has to do with your car thinking the key is still in the ignition

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Put the brakes on the GM5 module for the moment, deal with the basics first. Best to have the GM5 module repaired if it turns out to be the issue. No coding or programming required if you get your module repaired.
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Have you used the keys for a while? I mean... To make sure the battery inside is charged? If so... It is the GM5 module!

HERE is the location!
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Re: Car won't lock with fob!

Before you go buying a gm5 module, contact a member on here called.scottjoh. he is well known as being the guru of the gm5. His answer would be law when it comes to the gm5. I would only heed his expert advice. There is nothing about the gm5 module that he doesnt know

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How much will that cost/what does that process entail?
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Re: Car won't lock with fob!

Find scottjoh. Get his advice first before firing your guns. It doesnt matter how much it costs because you will not want to know. On top of that, I thought a bit of programming is required

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oh wait. no coding needed on a repaired module. my bad
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And yeah I've been using the keys for the past while every day
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Okay, I messaged him about it,

And I need to know how much this will cost me, I'm 17, I don't have a ton of extra money, I gotta figure out and work on saving
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Okay, I messaged him about it,

And I need to know how much this will cost me, I'm 17, I don't have a ton of extra money, I gotta figure out and work on saving
Have you search for ANY threads or followed ANY links here? A lot of your questions would be answered if you did!
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4th link in my signature has the website and last I was aware pricing was on the website for GM5 module repair.
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Have you search for ANY threads or followed ANY links here? A lot of your questions would be answered if you did!
Yeah, a few but they've not been what I was looking for completely
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