Thread: Key Fob probelm
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:31 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Yes...there is a 10 second period right after shutting down the engine with a working key, that EWS is temporarily disabled...this means that any key with the correct "cut" (regardless of a working EWS chip or not) can actually start the car if it is inserted into into the ignition.

You can see it mentioned in the the gray-out workshop hint in the pic below:

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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