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Old 10-27-2011, 03:27 AM   #16
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Please and thank you.......the owner before me did not have anything it was his sons car and he left the country......and he left his 83 year old father with a car for 3 years where I ended up picking it up for 350$
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:34 AM   #17
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To make a long story a little less long, what you have to do is to disconnect the battery (I disconnected the negative and then the positive and shorted them together and then reconnected them). Then put the key in the run position and watch the OBC count down for 15 minutes. DO NOT turn the key off during this time, or the counter will restart at 15 minutes again. After the 15 minutes you will be able to start the car.
i got this from another board, it was from an e36 owner but i assume its a similar process for e30's, another post some where else says just disconnect the battery for a little while and then reconnect it. good luck
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:55 AM   #18
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I don't see why you couldn't just remove the OBC completely and do the thing mentioned with the battery connecting the two leads to reset the DME. The car will run without the OBC, I don't have one in mine.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:25 AM   #19
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The code lock out computer is not in the OBC, it's in a separate box behind the dash to the left of the cluster.

1. Download the owner's manual to learn how to use the code button. (Google it.) You set the code yourself, so you likely pressed some buttons and now it's coded.

2. Leave the key forward, disconnect the battery overnight and the code may remove itself.

3. Stopped getting baked and / or doing stupid things.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:56 AM   #20
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Lmfao thanks
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #21
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if the code dose not remove it self i could just remove the lock out computer....or will that not work
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:26 AM   #22
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Ok so I disconected the battery for about 8 hours and charged it at my work thank god I work in a parts store......anyways the battery was at 9 volts I thoight that was the problem but it was not I charged the battery its mint now but my car still will not cranck over I called mississaugga bmw to see what they would tell me but there lips are sealed more than a encloser made with PL premium I was wondering if I were to remove the imobbliser if I could still start the car and how much work would be involved.....also dose any know of a BMW michanic that could give me some advise?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:31 AM   #23
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:33 AM   #24
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Who is a sponsor?
And how do I come in contact with them?
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:38 AM   #25
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Who is a sponsor?
And how do I come in contact with them?
Sponsors are listed in the forum index, just like you would find general discussion, technical or multimedia. Btw Marco, this is Alex. Let me know if you figure anything out, I will do the same. Best of luck.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #26
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Klim thanks a lot bro
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #27
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Klim thanks a lot bro
lol it was nothing, I just wish I could actually help you. I hope you get everything sorted so you can actually enjoy the good parts of owning an e30, trust me, it's worth it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #28
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Ok so I need some advice....this guy came to my work and needed some parts for an E30 I asked him some questions about my problem and he told me that the actual immobilizer has 2 circuit boards on it and he told me to actual jump the wires from the power to the ignition now I asked a tech at my work he said that in doing so I could mess it up because there would not me any restiance going threw the wire now my dilemma is should I do it and see what happens or should I bring it to a shop and see what they could do for me...what in your opinion should I do? Go for gold or dish out cash?
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