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Old 01-08-2013, 07:55 PM
msiedliski msiedliski is offline
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Exclamation Security Code on 1998 740 iL E38

I have owned my 1998 740 IL for a couple years now. This site has helped me with many things and the car is flawlwss, except, I just got back from holidays, had the car secured in the garage, I set the SECURITY CODE on the Onboard Computer before I left.
Today I got in the car, and with family comption happening i punced the 4 digit CODE in, the car did not start, I quickly retentered it couple more times, douting myself, the alarm goes off....
I stopped, all my battery power is good, radio, key alarm working. Just read after 3 tries is disabels itself. Advice to all pay attention when You set an unlock CODE. I have done this 100 times. no problem, left the car at airport etc... Called my local dealer, they said to tow it in, however before that leave the key in ignition for 30 min.... Did that, nothing...

I am patiently wait untill tomorrow, I always used the same 4 digit code, maybee in this Holiday rush I might have put a # off by 1 digit....well hopefully tomorrow I get 3 tries without the Family running around with X-mass stuff....

Hope tomorrow I will figure it out, neighbour said disconnect the battery for 30 minutes and later try my CODE that hopefully is correct or 0000 Code....He owned a couple BMW's 5 and 3 Series, not 7

Any suggestions? Love my 7 BMW locked it out,,,, FYI all my alarm keys, power, etc works. I even charged up the battery after all this to make sure....

Any Ideas or suggestions......

Sincerely Mike S.
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