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  1. Seeking an AK90 lend or sell

    General E46 Forum
    Please Note: folks a kind Community Member in Boston has given me an assist. .. I don't knwo why but edit won't give me a post delete option .. so we're stuck with this.. ....A good Bostonion My son's Bday is coming up in 6 days & he got a 325i this year but we have only one key. I planned to...
  2. Got new key, programmed lock and unlock key is working, but the engine wont start

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, today i received my new key bought from China. and after cut it out to match the old key, and programmed the lock and unlock door is working perfectly, but the engine just wont start. i tried couple times but it still wont start. i try to start the engine with the old key, turn it off and...
  3. GM5 - wireless unlocking

    General E46 Forum
    Hello guys, I just changed GM5 in my car. It has the same hw and sw nuber as my old one(it should be the oldest one). It works quite fine, but i cannot pair my wirelles key. Do I have to code it? Thanks for answers! :loco:
  4. E46 Key help please

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone So my dad's mechanic lost my original key (the one with the working keyfob). and so far we're only using the 2nd key (the keyfob not working). and i have to lock/unlock the car through the keyhole on the handle. is there a way i can get a new BLANK key programmed? I can buy a...
  5. Lost Key replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hello good people, I lost one key and would like to fix the replacement. Any tips on where to buy OEM one? I saw somebody selling a single used key on ebay - isn't the key "cut" unique? Could one possibly buy a used key and reprogram it? I looked up the part number; 01104444444, it's discontinued.
  6. Key's Remote Trunk Release Will Not Work

    General E46 Forum
    Since I've owned my 2004 330i, I haven't been able to get the trunk to open with the key's remote trunk release. The dash-mounted trunk release will open the trunk. The trunk-mounted trunk release will open the trunk. The trunk's keyhole will lock-out if turned horizontally. It will permit...
  7. Door lock issue: key won't turn in cylinder, windows all rolled down

    General E46 Forum
    Hello Fanatics, My 2003 330i is approaching 250k miles, in large part thanks to the knowledge shared here. I just rebuilt my lock cylinder (2nd time since I've owned the car) because the little cast piece inside broke. Put the cylinder back in the door, and found I couldn't turn the key to...
  8. Replace blank in flip key

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, On the way to getting my new flip keys going, my local locksmith messed up a blank. Now I am looking for new blanks that can go into the flip key, Will these...
  9. Changed Battery, key still not working.

    General E46 Forum
    I know I know there's a million forum threads on this already, I'm breaking the rules. Sue me. Replaced the battery on my diamond key. It was a royal pain in the ass and now the key looks like trash, but that's neither here nor there. Went to go reprogram the key and it still doesn't work...
  10. Any E46 MS45.1 DME + EWS Service (New!)

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    People with cars built before 03/03 have a MS43 DME which has been publicly cracked and can be swapped into a different car with no issues. People with cars after that date received the MS45.1 DME which has not been publicly cracked and cannot easily be swapped into any car. Usually when...
  11. Key/Ignition Problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey All: So new week, new problem :p My set of keys to my e46 died (or so I think) usually I put the key into the ignition and the car doesn't start whatsoever. So most of the time I sit in my car turning the key on and off for anywhere from 3 turns to 5-10min. The car always eventually...
  12. Please help!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! I have a trisky problem with my bmw 316 e46. Often when I unlock the car, I press the button on the key, then the lights go on, but the doors do not lock up. So when I press the button inside the car, nothing happens. But from the key I can both lock the car and open the boot, but I can not...
  13. Program a new key?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Got a 315hz, uncut e46 key and I want to program it so I can remotely unlock my doors. thats all i want in life haha. I have the blank key, it just needs to be laser cut, it came with the transmitter chip, but I have zero idea of how to put a vin number into it or program it. I just want it to...
  14. Lock keep sticking.

    General E46 Forum
    I know that there are a lot of threads about this but none quite like mine. So on my 01 325xi my door was not locking by turning the key. I replaced the key lock the first time and it broke into pieces after being used for 6 months. I recently ordered a new lock and master key from bmw ( oem...
  15. New Battery Now Problems!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys so i got a new battery installed about a week back and have been lagging to make this thread. So now with the new battery installed i have had this annoying beep sound like the key is inside the ignition when the door is open. Also when i get out of the car , pressing the lock button on...
  16. Ignition Key doesn't match VIN, need replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hey, thanks to one of the previous owners, my ignition key, which used to unlock and lock the car via the keyfob, is cut differently from the key that is meant for the car and matches the VIN. Currently, the ignition key is dead. I have cut it open and replaced the battery in the past with...
  17. Key issue

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, I'm planning to buy an E46 and have a quick question. The car has one valey key and another remote key. The car does not start with remote at first try. However, if the car is started with the valet key first, and then you shut-down and re-start with the remote one, it works. Any idea...
  18. A lot of issues

    General E46 Forum
    right i just bought a 2001 e46 316ti compact as a project car and it has issues. so far ive found out car siren is constantly going off key fob dont unlock or lock car doors and wont open the boot (trunk) console button dont unlock it either head unit dont work window wipers dont work window...
  19. Bmw F30 Key Battery Replacement Need Programming or Not?

    General F30 Sedan/F31 Wagon/F32 Coupe/F33 Cabrio
    Hello, Hope you have been all well. Sold my E46 and got a F30 a while ago and want to change the still full remote key batteries in advance, will I need to program or synchronise the keys after the battery replacement (like in E46 or so)? Or will the keys open and lock doors and start the...
  20. Another key question

    General E46 Forum
    OK, I have searched, and followed all the great instructions, however I still have a key problem. I got one key with my used '02 325. Worked fine. Bought a second key from BMW ( through a parts supplier). Followed the programming instructions with new key. It works. Old key now does not...