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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:10 AM
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Door Chime

I have a 2002 330ci The remote locks dont work I have done the key reprograming several times with no success. In conjunction to the remote not working the door chimes chime with the door open and no key in the ignition. What could this be? Had the front windsheild replace along with the rain sensor. The wind sheild was replace due to taking a hit from a foul ball during my daughters softball game. Dont know if the the problem started then or not. Does anyone have any idea what would cause the door to chime when door is open with no key in it and the remote not working. Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:13 AM
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Silly question, but it has to be asked: Are your headlights on?
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:19 AM
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:32 AM
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Sounds like the car might think the key is still in the ignition... you cannot operate the keyless remote with the key in the ignition. The "sensor" in the ignition may be sticking... just a fleeting thought.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:37 AM
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Thanks, E46_Ci do you know where that sensor is and how hard it is to to replace or even test. Your exactly right it is acting like a key is still in the ignition even though ther is not one.

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Old 05-04-2011, 03:38 PM
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I'd get a can of electronic contact cleaner spray and blast away at the keyhole. Then, spray a small amount of high quality "dry lube" to ease key insertion and rotation. The sensor is just a mechanical microswitch prone to sticking with the grime of the ages.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:37 AM
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I had a can of air. I blased the key hole and did put the graphite lube into the key hole. Still no change. I give it a couple of days for the lube to work it way throughout the key area. I quess we will wait and see if this works in the next couple of days. In the mean time any other solutions I could apply. Thanks
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:00 AM
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I don't think air is enough. If the mechanical sensor is stuck due to grime mixed with old lubricant, you need some sort of solvent to dislodge the contaminants.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:03 AM
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radio shack fo rthe cleaner???
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:55 AM
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I bought the spray cleaner and blasted the key hole and reapplied the graphite lubricant. Still getting the same response. Car chimes when key is out of the ingition, the door is open, light off and key fob remotes do not work. Any other ideas on a possible solution.

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Old 06-20-2011, 06:17 AM
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This problem is fixed. It was a fuse.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:15 AM
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lesson learnt ALWAYS check your fuses 1st
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:23 AM
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same problem

The name is jaymie. I'm new to the forum and I have been having the same door chime with no key door open and my key fob does NOTHING . I checked fuses first and my fuse # 67 is blown. The thing is when you insert a new fuse the fuse arches as soon as you touch the metal in the fuse hole and then blows. NO BUENO! Fuse # 67 is the theft proofing system for my car. I have looked up and down for a short and nothing. I fixed all the ones in the trunk on the right side in the rubber boot and now have no clue where to look. i have replaced the GM5 thanks to the stupid bmw dealership thinking that was the problem. Well..... no it did nothing. Next they said it was the gas door actuator well they are morons I knew it wasn't that but at least i returnedthat one and wasn't stuck like with the GM5. I bought a new key a while back and they couldn't get it to program and they said before all the stupid gm5 theory and everything that said it was probably either the key lock cylinder or the ignition switch and so that same day I had them diagnose it and tell me why my airbsg light was on. Well they told me that problem and I now realize they didn't even check the lock cylinder or ignition switch and went straight to the gm5 or gas door actuator. What is weird through this whole ordeal is that the key fob doesn't work but i can still make my alarm go off. The alarm horn doesnt make noise but the lights flash and all that. I could go on about all the little problems I have but I just want the ding with the door open and the key not in it. Anybody ever had a short in fuse #67 or know of any other areas prone for breaking wires or anything. PLEASE HELP!!!
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