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Old 11-29-2017, 03:19 PM
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Issues with key locking and unlocking vehicle

I have recently changed the headliner in my car but was careful not to be rough with the rear view mirror unit, or any other part of the car. I also upgraded the dashboard from a pre LCI to a M Sport LCI one and installed an Android after market stereo. It mostly all works fine, but I now have a headache that I am in need of some advice on.

Neither of my two keys now work to remote lock and unlock the car and the red LED in the dome under the rear view mirror no longer flashes. I can unlock manually with the key in the driver door and central locking works fine and the car recognises my key to start the engine etc.

I have taken the car to a AVW Bosch specialist BMW garage and think I was partly fobbed off and partly conned. They tested both keys and they have a handheld receiver that confirmed receipt of the key signal fine. They also teated the key re-sync procedures of holding lock and pressing unock 3 times etc. They claimed the antenna to receive the key signal was in the aerial though, and i have since been advised it may actual bey in the tear view mirror.

My problem is:

1. What could potentilly cause this error?

2. Are there any troubleshooting steps recommended?

3. Does anyone have any suggested fixes or ways to pursue a fix before taking it to any professionals?

4. What would forum members recommend me doing, for example, what would you do if this happened to your car?

I have scanned my car with Carly for BMW Pro that gave me the attached output. A professional garage also ran a diagnostic on it and corroborated the codes but believed most of them were easily explained and removed/can be ignored, such as the glow plugs and the new air bag switch on the passenger aide panel of the new dash.
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