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Old 08-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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I hate the effin' immobilizer !

OK
so I finally got the steering wheel off(it was locked-wouldn't let go)
I ended up removing that lockin piece that springs up

*I unplugged the reddish orange thing opposite of the key(not sure what it's called) which I think set off the immobilzer.

I tried the battery trick(disconnect battery-put key in position1-wait 15min.-reconnect and start it up)
this worked-so I put everything back together again
went to start it up again...immobilized again!

tried the trick again a few times-waited longer than 15(i can't see the countdown that's supposed to happen so I just set my iphone timer)

any ideas?

I kinda wanna punch the car in the face-well the obc anyway...
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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I kinda wanna punch the car in the face...
I have spoken those exact words many times.. haha took the words right outta my mouth ,

no idea about the immobilizer tho, sorry !
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
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so my mechanic says immobilizers didnt start until around 95-96 (e36's)
and says it's maybe my starter

glad I spent so much time waiting in 15min intervals for fuggsakes
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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haha nice, i thought maybe you had an after market one installed.

so try tappin the starter a few times and start her up
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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was just gonna say, E30's don't have IMMO
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ya guess not

this article threw me off though :S http://www.justanswer.com/questions/...987-bmw-e30-m3

as my buddy in texas says..."oil well"
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #7
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Immobilizer lol... E30 lol...

There might be a string and twig type immobilizer, thats as advanced as it gets.

If you have a 16 button OBC, theres a code feature, I believe the car won't start if thats enabled.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:31 PM   #8
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yeah I have that OBC...

1.how do I reset the code if there is one?
2.what is the procedure?--i can punch in the 4digit code of my choice but then what? wait? hit code again?
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Not sure, never had it. Probably pretty easy to get around. I think it's a as simple as unplugging the computer to it.
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