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  1. Key Fob and Doors not unlocking

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I have a 2001 BMW 330i and the fob i have for it has not been working. When i got the car a few months ago, everything on it was fine, the center console lock button worked, all buttons on the fob worked, and the key lock on the driver door worked. My brother in law asked to see...
  2. Key fob not working

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! I have a bmw e46 compact 2002. when I got the car I only received one key andI couldnt unlock the car with the key fob (remotely) so I changed the battery and it didn’t help. so I went the the dealership and got a brand new key. I programmed it correctly but it still didn’t help. the...
  3. Doors unlock/lock by themselves while driving!

    General E46 Forum
    Today I experienced a very weird problem. While driving, the doors started locking and unlocking by themselves in a random manner. There wasn't any specific pattern in which they locked/unlocked. I tried pressing the center console lock button and it worked but the doors still unlocked and...
  4. 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...
  5. How to keep angel eyes ON upon unlock (and only shut off upon lock)

    Lighting Forum
    Hey guys! So I've been searching the forum for a while and but haven't found what I'm looking for. I will will getting some angel eyes soon I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions to accomplish what I'm trying to do. I want the AEs to fade on once the car is unlocked. I've seen a lot of...
  6. Ok, bear with me. Door actuator, gm5 module, ignition switch? HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    So I have a 2004 330ci convertible. There are a lot of weird problems, so I don't know if any of you geniuses can group some of these together and maybe a lot of them are related. To start, the key fob buttons don't work, I already tried reprogramming it, that didn't work either (could be...
  7. Blinking Indicators Lock and Unlock

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 328i sedan. When I lock and unlock my car, the only way I know when it locks/unlocks is when I hear the locks engage/disengage. Is there any way for me to activate the blinking indicators? My dad's E39 has it, and I think my car would look cool with it. I went to the dealer today...
  8. Doors will not unlock!! HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Just recently purchased a 2001 330CI. It is not a convertible. The key fob will not unlock the door. I can hear it try to cycle, and the interior lights come on, but the door does not unlock. This is happening on both doors, but the fuel door unlocks with no problem. The Key fob will lock the...
  9. How to turn lights on when unlocking car

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I have a 2000 323ci and I was wondering what would be the easiest way to have my from headlights and if possible my rear lights to turn on when I unlock my car from the key fob? Thanks!
  10. How to wire angel eyes to turn on and off with lock and unlock

    Lighting Forum
    I recently put in the new orion V4 angel eyes in to my 2004 BMW 330i ZHP. The way the instructions told me to wire them was into the red and gold wire. The angel eyes work perfectly when I turn the car on and off, but I would like them to turn on when I unlock the car. Is this possible?
  11. Locking Issue diagnosis

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I have a bit of a locking issue. The keyfob works to lock the car, pop the trunk, and will blink the lights/turn on the dome light when I click unlock but WILL NOT unlock the car. The button for the locks inside doesn't work for either. I had an idea that it was the GM5 module, but...
  12. Another door (un)lock problem

    General E46 Forum
    I did a search first and read through other posts about door lock problems, but haven't found someone with the same problems. I don't have problems with interior lights, windshield washers, or the trunk lid. The car doesn't have an alarm or remote start. I'm the original owner so I'm familiar...
  13. Locks Work Sporadically

    General E46 Forum
    Ok, so I hate that my first post on here has to be a negative one, but the locks on my car on are not working. Basically, when I go out to unlock my car using the remote, most of the time they unlock fine and everything is just fine. Sometimes its just the driver side that unlocks and the only...
  14. Fuel Cover Problem!

    General E46 Forum
    Filling up yesterday and I go to push the fuel cover in so it pops out to reveal the fuel cap, but it simply clicked in, then would not unlock. Luckily i checked around the car and found the manual release in the boot and opened it that way. When i filled up and closed the cover it clicked in...
  15. Lock Beep DIY............GodsSon

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    This DIY is for people who want to hear a beep when they lock their E46 BMW's instead of just watching to see if a light flashes! This could be achieved by installing an alarm system....but I just didnt want too. So for those of you who don't want an alarm system but do want the beep and dont...