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Old 01-30-2013, 07:00 PM
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Mein Auto: 95 525iT w/S52, 03 530i
I have the same car and mine has been out of commission with battery out for about 7 months. I hope I do not have same problem you describe but if I do, the first thing I will check is the programming of the alarm. I have not done this in a long time and do not remember the steps but I do remember that the alarm needs to be taught to recognize the remote control signal the same way garage door openers do. There is a chip in the key fob that gives it a unique code. The brain under the rear seat needs to be taught to recognize this code. I think it may involve taking the chip out of the key fob and plugging it into a slot on the alarm controller but I really am not sure any more. I think there may be DIY on Bimmerforums E34. Anyway, my first guess would be that the alarm lost its memory and needs to be set up again.
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