Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E46 (1998 - 2005)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
AdrianBmW
2nd Gear Member
 
AdrianBmW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 188
Fu*k i hope its the key...

So quick question for you guys.. i have 328i 5pd that wont turn on, heres what happend leading up to this unfortunat event:

1) one of my remote buttons where giving me problems (wouldnt lock had to try many times to get it to work)
- So when i get home i open the back of my key and take out the whole remote unit and re arrange the button pad, so it looks like its gonna work fine when i notice a small black piece that fell off ? anyways i didnt give it much importance put the key back together and left that piece out.

NOW my car wont turn over, i can unlock and lock doors no problem. when i put the key in all the lights on dash turn on properly. I've tried starting it with a boost and nothing.

Question: could that peice that came off the remote portion of the key effect the communication with the EWS? becuase nothing was changed to the actually metal key part?

- Any info would be appreciated.
__________________

Black Sedan FTW
Active Autowerke Software/ Simota Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake/ LED Angel eyes / 18in' Style M-166
AdrianBmW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 10:31 AM   #2
AdrianBmW
2nd Gear Member
 
AdrianBmW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 188
I also already ordered a new key from BMW mississauga.. will this fix my problem?
__________________

Black Sedan FTW
Active Autowerke Software/ Simota Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake/ LED Angel eyes / 18in' Style M-166
AdrianBmW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:50 AM   #3
T.Dot_E30
Classifieds Moderator
 
T.Dot_E30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: T.Dot
Posts: 9,393
That little black thing is the chip that sends the signal to your computer and tells it to start (EWS)

Put that black thing back in and it will start.

EDIT: It looks something like this:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bmwkey.jpg (17.9 KB, 130 views)
__________________

Last edited by T.Dot_E30; 01-11-2010 at 11:56 AM.
T.Dot_E30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #4
AdrianBmW
2nd Gear Member
 
AdrianBmW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 188
Perfect thats what i was hoping to hear. unfortunatly i cant find that little black chip so ill have to wait for the new key.. that should work just fine right?
__________________

Black Sedan FTW
Active Autowerke Software/ Simota Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake/ LED Angel eyes / 18in' Style M-166
AdrianBmW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
T.Dot_E30
Classifieds Moderator
 
T.Dot_E30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: T.Dot
Posts: 9,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdrianBmW View Post
so ill have to wait for the new key.. that should work just fine right?
Yes, as long as you ordered it from the dealer and not one of those Blanks sold on ebay, etc.

The new key will come programed for your car.
__________________
T.Dot_E30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:11 PM   #6
AdrianBmW
2nd Gear Member
 
AdrianBmW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 View Post
Yes, as long as you ordered it from the dealer and not one of those Blanks sold on ebay, etc.

The new key will come programed for your car.
Yea i ordered it through service desk at BMW Mississauga they requierd only the ownership and license.. 5-10 day wait
__________________

Black Sedan FTW
Active Autowerke Software/ Simota Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake/ LED Angel eyes / 18in' Style M-166
AdrianBmW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
AdrianBmW
2nd Gear Member
 
AdrianBmW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 View Post
That little black thing is the chip that sends the signal to your computer and tells it to start (EWS)

Put that black thing back in and it will start.

EDIT: It looks something like this:
Man thank god your on this fourm !! thats exactly what feel off... so i feel confident that the new key being orderd should work. i was just worried that it might mean a new EWS module or starter ...
__________________

Black Sedan FTW
Active Autowerke Software/ Simota Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake/ LED Angel eyes / 18in' Style M-166
AdrianBmW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:54 PM   #8
T.Dot_E30
Classifieds Moderator
 
T.Dot_E30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: T.Dot
Posts: 9,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdrianBmW View Post
Man thank god your on this fourm !! thats exactly what feel off... so i feel confident that the new key being orderd should work. i was just worried that it might mean a new EWS module or starter ...
No prob, you dont have anything to worry about, The Dealer can program the new key to work with your car's DME, EWS, etc. They have all the information they need stored, so they just have to make the key and program it. (Probably comes from Germany or some factory somewhere)

That is why it takes 5-10 days.
__________________
T.Dot_E30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 05:48 PM   #9
Blocked Out
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 31
How much are they charging nowadays for new keys, 400, 600 bucks?
Next time you'll think twice before you throw something out.
Blocked Out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:12 PM   #10
AdrianBmW
2nd Gear Member
 
AdrianBmW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blocked Out View Post
How much are they charging nowadays for new keys, 400, 600 bucks?
Next time you'll think twice before you throw something out.
Nah its actually 209+Tax. + yea man you live and you learn.. Now I know what component of the key connects with the EWS.
__________________

Black Sedan FTW
Active Autowerke Software/ Simota Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake/ LED Angel eyes / 18in' Style M-166
AdrianBmW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #11
fitter527
hates chrome
 
fitter527's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: london ontario
Posts: 542
isnt it true they only make 10 copies at the factory and thats it?
fitter527 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.