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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:12 PM
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Possible to Disable Keyless Entry?

Does anyone know if it is possible to disable the keyless entry, start/stop feature?

Reason I'm asking is I go surfing and usually just "lock" my key fob in the car and take a spare key in my wetsuit to open the door when I get out of the water.

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:09 PM
NoI4plz NoI4plz is offline
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I think you can use the spare key in the remote to unlock the car. Try it out and see if that works?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:20 PM
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I think you can use the spare key in the remote to unlock the car. Try it out and see if that works?
His problem is that if the key fob is in the car, someone could technically just walk up and touch the comfort access point to open and then start the car...

You might be out of luck on this one, but maybe some one could code it in????

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:43 AM
smyles smyles is offline
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His problem is that if the key fob is in the car, someone could technically just walk up and touch the comfort access point to open and then start the car...
Take the battery out of the key fob.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:40 AM
RPsX5d RPsX5d is offline
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Regardless of whether the key fob is inside the car . . . to unlock the car you need a key fob *outside* the car (or use the key) - i.e. unlocking a previously locked car by touching the door handle with the key fob inside the car and none outside will *not* unlock the car.

I removed the key from my key fob, left the key fob inside the car, locked the car using the key (not the key fob), then tried to unlock the car by touching the door handle - I could *not* unlock the car. I then unlocked the car by inserting the key into the keyhole on the driver door.

Remember unlocking the car is one thing - to start the engine you will need the key fob.

OP's intent is doable - remove the key from the key fob, leave the key fob inside the car (hidden of course) and place the key in the wet suit.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:52 AM
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Thanks everyone! Sounds like RPsX5d has found a good solution. When I get a chance I'll give it a try. (Waiting on delivery of a 35d with premium package, in Oct sometime!).

Never thought about it till after I ordered the car, figured at worse I would swap cars with the wife when I went surfing.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:56 PM
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Comfort Access will only unlock the car if the fob is outside the car. It may not allow locking of the car with from the outside with the fob inside. Best to try it with he second fob handy but out of range.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:32 PM
Lance Alot Lance Alot is offline
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Comfort Access will only unlock the car if the fob is outside the car. It may not allow locking of the car with from the outside with the fob inside. Best to try it with he second fob handy but out of range.
That's what I thought too, but not sure it is true. A couple of weeks ago, I mistakenly locked my key the cargo area when loading my golf clubs. I had originally opened just the cargo area but did not unlock the doors. I tried unsuccesfully to open the car for a few minutes and finally decided to call BMW Assist and admit my stupidity. While I was on hold, I tried once more to open using the rear passenger side door and viola -- it worked.

First of all, I would think it wouldn't be possible to lock your keys in the car using comfort access, but I admittedly never unlocked the doors....so it could be user error. Secondly though (and more importantly), I was really surprised that I could open the car with the key fob sitting in the trunk in my golf bag. I was going to do some research on that, but never did.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:26 PM
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I know for sure you can lock the car with the key fob inside the car provided you have the second one outside and near the car.

Given that, I think (I have not tried this) you should be able to lock all four doors using the key (not the key fob). See attached.

As mentioned test this at home first!
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:13 PM
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FWIW, the car CAN lock itself with the CA remote inside. Mine has done it 3 times now. Each time, the fob was in my suitcoat pocket which I hung on a hanger behind the driver seat, closed the rear door, and the X5 locked itself. Luckily, each time it was in view of the satellite, so BMW Assist could unlock the doors remotely. If I had been deep inside a 3 story concrete parking garage, though, I would have been SOL. So now I make sure I always have the deiver's door open before I shut the rear door.

Even so, I have become addicted to CA. Every time I get a loaner without CA, I miss it.
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