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Old 03-03-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Locking the car

Dealing with a 98M3:

Sometimes my remote to lock the car works... sometimes it doesnt. The battery is good - the light always comes on. Most of the time the lock/unlock doesn't work... but the Panic (hold lock down) ALWAYS works - even if the lock/unlock doesn't work.

When the remote is working, it will work for as long as I don't turn the car on.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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It might be the contact under your hood. I had this same problem.
To fix it, just bend the spring tab a bit higher
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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Do you live near the CN Tower?
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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I live in Mississauga... what does CN Tower have anything to do with it? lol


Which tab? The one near the window washer reservoir?
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:54 PM   #5
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BMW remotes do not work near the CN Tower.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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I live in Mississauga... what does CN Tower have anything to do with it? lol


Which tab? The one near the window washer reservoir?
That should be the one
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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Gamite: LMFAO.. wow.. i never knew that.. good to know I suppose =) thanks for the info

1BadBMR: I'll try to play around with it tomorrow and let you know if it helped. I hope it does.
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BMW remotes do not work near the CN Tower.
Yup, I learned that LOL
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e36 bmw remotes are 99% shit to begin with.
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It might be the contact under your hood. I had this same problem.
To fix it, just bend the spring tab a bit higher

Had the same problem with my aftermarket one, this fixed it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:54 PM   #11
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THANKS 1BADBMR!!!!!!

it worked
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THANKS 1BADBMR!!!!!!

it worked

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