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  1. 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...
  2. BMW e46 330CI keyhas a rechargeable battery inside?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Gents, I'm new on this BMW cars so i have lots of questions so far but i have one small problem here and i'm getting confused about several answers about it. I would to know for sure if the battery inside my 2003 BMW e46 330CI is rechargeable when i'm driving the car ? since from time to...
  3. 330ci 2003, Key Remote Unlock Problem.

    General E46 Forum
    My key, nor the lock/unlock button works to unlock the passenger side door. Is something wrong or did I accidentally press something to cause this? When I press unlock on the key, it first unlocks the driver side. When I press it the second time, it's supposed to unlock the passenger side...
  4. Need help to identify where to solder unlock button on key pcbs

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, Basically my BMW key fob was playing up so I opened it up to replace the battery and check the operation of the lock button. The battery was suuccesfully replaced to a VL2020 Panasonic. However when testing the lock button I accidentally pulled it off the PCB Board!!! :ben::censor...
  5. Block heater for 330i?

    General E46 Forum
    Anyone using a block heater? Who are you using? Switching from a TDI to gas might be different but I'd like to think it can't hurt? My car has about 250k KM on it so I figure its time to start babying it. Remote start instead? Conflicted :woot:
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  7. Remote turn on doesn't work??? Amp Install

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    So basically I am no mechanic or electrical guru by any means but I have done a lot of research and have spoken to a few guys at local audio shops in my town, the problem I am having is the remote turn on once worked and out of nowhere the amp just stopped turning off when car gets turned off...
  8. New Key coding problem

    General E46 Forum
    Couldn't find any help from earlier discussions so here goes my latest e46 problem. I bought new key from local BMW dealer and thay were not able to code the key to my car. I can start the engine and drive with the car so the key should be done corretly for my car. But the dealer could not get...
  9. Help with door lock

    General E46 Forum
    I have a '04 325Ci. The drv side door will not unlock w/ remote or console button. Pass side wrks great. Any suggestions ??
  10. Angel eyes that can turn off?

    Lighting Forum
    Who sells LED angel eyes for the e46 that can be turned off? I found some on ebay that claimed to be able to but I'd rather buy from Umnitza or another sponsor. PS sorry if this has been asked but when I did search I didn't find anything. Brendan
  11. Can't unlock doors with remote or internal button

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone, my power lock system is slowly dying. Yesterday I could not unlock the doors by remote, or with internal button. But I can lock with remote and internal button. I tested both keys, and it does the same thing. I have to open the door manually with key, and that only unlocks the...
  12. new Key fob

    General E46 Forum
    Bought an 03 330xi with only 1 remote key. I want another key that will start the car. Do I have any options other than the dealer? Getting confused by some of the threads on this subject
  13. Buttons on masterkey dont work.. issue?

    General E46 Forum
    So when I bought my 2000 328i last month the buttons on the key didn't work. I just assumed the battery was dead. The dealership only gave me 1 key, so I figured I would buy another key and keep the "dead" one as the spare. But I was reading through my owners manual, and realized that the...
  14. Key Fob CUSTOM programming question.

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    On my key fob, I have special actions programmed. For example, if I hold the UNLOCK button on 2nd click (unlock) all the windows go down 1 at a time (releasing the button ceases this process) if held to completion all windows and sunroof are open...I was wondering if there is a post/pdf/tutorial...
  15. Angel Eye Remote Dillema

    Lighting Forum
    hey guys , after a exhuasting day of trying to get the remote feature to work on the angel eyes i have failed. I installed my new led AEs , tapped into the accesory wire and voila that worked. But due to having a lower end 320i , I dont happen to have the foot well light. So i decided to tap...
  16. Dead key on BMW 325? Try this first.

    General E46 Forum
    My key died, and naturally, I searched E-46 for advice. Instead of the $240 new key from BMW, the thread suggested opening the key and replacing the battery. (FWIW, I did this on my wife's Mazda with a battery from CVS, a screwdriver and DIY from the owner's manual) Kinda buried in the thread...
  17. 330ci Central Locking not working .. where's the sensor ?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all ! Looking for some advice really guys. I recently bought a 2001 330ci for the wife and the keyfob never worked. I assumed it would just be battery, etc, but oh no, the E46s are more complex than that. I took it into a BM garage today, who said it was not the fob, battery, etc, but that...
  18. Remote Start via Diamond Key?

    General E46 Forum
    so i really want to get a remote start but i do not want to have another FOB on my key here are a few questions i have for all of you: i have a 2002 325 CI automatic. 1. what is the biggest disadvantage of having a remote start? 2. can this be integrated into the diamond key? 3...
  19. Keyless remote problems, 2001 330xi

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    My keyless remote stopped working, Ive searched through forums and found so many different reprogramming options, I have a few questions, first WHY would the keyless remote stop working? (battery,central locking mechanism,etc.) How can you reprogram the remote you have, and how can you program a...