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Old 12-07-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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E36 OEM Keyless Remote - ????



Where would you get one of these if yours is lost..also approx how much?

is it possible to go to a place that hooks up alarms and program you a remote for cheaper than the cost of a new remote?

is it possible to buy one off of ebay and than program it yourself?

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Old 12-07-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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got my extra off of ebay... I have the programming instructions when you need them.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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my remote is weird, it worked for 1 month with a new battery and died again
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:03 AM   #4
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There's a local guy around here who sells all sorts of extra remotes. I picked one up for $35 and programmed it myself in 5 minutes...

I have a 2 button but he had quite few different ones. I can always get you his e-mail or I can get one and send it to you.

Oh, I found the instructions to program it on BFC:

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1. Close all doors, trunk, and hood.
2. The security system must be in "disarm" mode. The key must be removed from the ignition key slot.

Enter Code-Learning Mode
3. Open the trunk and leave it open.
4. Open the driver's door and sit in the driver's seat.
5. Close the driver's door.
6. Cycle the ignition switch five times between the "off" position and position 2 (ignition "ON", all dash warning lamps will illuminate). The red status LED will illuminate continuously, and the siren will "chirp" once, to indicate that the code-learning mode has been initiated.

DO NOT START THE ENGINE

The ignition switch cycling in step #6 must be performed within ten seconds.

The sequence in steps #1-6 must be performed within 45 seconds.

Registering/Delete ID Code(s)
7. Open driver's door, (remain seated in driver's seat)
8. Close driver's door.
9. Press and release any button on the remote you wish to register into the system. The status LED will shut off momentarily to indicate that one ID code has been registered.
10. Repeat steps 7 through 9 to register the remaining three ID codes.

Exiting Code-Learning Mode
11. Open driver's door, and exit from vehicle, leaving the door opened.
12. Close trunk.
13. Close driver's door. The LED will turn off and the siren will "chirp" twice.
14. The initialization procedure is now completed, test all remotes to confirm operation.
One last thing, for OBD1 you have to remove the key after cycling the key.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:00 AM   #5
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could i try this on my OEM remote, to like re-program the thing. right now its sorta possessed or something....it'll work for like a month, then it'll stop working for a couple months, then repeat
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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can i get an ebay link of the correct OEM remote for e36 ?
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:15 PM   #7
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Depends on the module installed. Do you have the part number? I'm not sure how many different ones there were but I do know there are 2 and 3 button fobs that aren't interchangeable.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
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Depends on the module installed. Do you have the part number? I'm not sure how many different ones there were but I do know there are 2 and 3 button fobs that aren't interchangeable.
what does it depend on?
car make model year ?
or sometihng else....
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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Get the part number off the keyless/alarm brain in the foot well of the passenger side.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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This is the alarm I've got, 2 button and the "brain" looks the same. I guess there is a difference in years. OBD1 vs. OBD2 maybe?

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=874833
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:02 PM   #11
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can anyone show me a picture of the oem keyless remote for a 99 e36,
also i was looking on ebay and cant find any....any suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:37 PM   #12
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I have a 98 and my keyless entry is the same as two posts above. It is the two button version. It's likely that is the one you need...
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:30 AM   #13
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so the OEM remote is the second picture in this link?

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=874833

where can i get one...like i said, i tried ebay, came up empty









can this Keyfob be programmed for e36?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-...QQcmdZViewItem






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Old 12-18-2007, 04:08 PM   #14
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what if my 318 doesn't have keyless entry to begin with? what do i do then?
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:52 PM   #15
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There should be a sticker that says prewired somewhre. I think it's somewhere in the trunklid but really, don't bitch at me if it isnt' there.

To the OP, get the part number off the "brain". I'm sure my guy has some, I can buy them and ship them or send them with my relatives but they're in Milton...
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