Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)

E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2012, 02:05 PM
jorgE30 jorgE30 is offline
Registered User
Location: sydney
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: E30
E30 immobiliser bypass

Firstly I'd like to thank Chris Deegan, who ever you are, for excellent tutorial on how to swap a dash... I couldn't have done it with out it.

However when I pulled the glove box out the immobilizer switch , which I didn't know I had, broke off. I've cut the wires and bypassed it so it starts but I'm afraid I may fry the ECU.

I'm gonna take to an auto electrician after the holidays and I don't plan to drive it much but I'm worried about causing some permanent damage to the ECU, fuel pump or anything expensive like that.

Any thoughts or opinions on this matter would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks and hope you all have a great new year
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 12-31-2012, 08:20 AM
SWISS SWISS is offline
On Top
Location: Certified Okie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,779
Send a message via AIM to SWISS Send a message via Yahoo to SWISS
Mein Auto: E30 S52 / S52 M roady
Are you talking about the 16 button code feature disable? If you already jumpered the wires on the little black box with the green plugs it should be fine. I woudn;t stress over it causing any damage, when the code is input it simply closes the circuit you bypassed.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2012, 12:20 PM
jorgE30 jorgE30 is offline
Registered User
Location: sydney
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: E30
Quote:
Originally Posted by SWISS View Post
Are you talking about the 16 button code feature disable? If you already jumpered the wires on the little black box with the green plugs it should be fine. I woudn;t stress over it causing any damage, when the code is input it simply closes the circuit you bypassed.
Thanks Mate.... Not sure about the 16 button code feature, all I know is the the single button switch desintegrated and the little spring went flying but it is a small black box.

Also I'm pretty sere it isn't a BMW immobiliser but there is an old phone number from the company that put it in, however it doesn't look like a current number (only 7 digits)

Anyway I'm pretty sure it will be O.K but I still want an auto electrician to look at it... just look at it though those guys charge like a wounded bull.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2013, 08:06 AM
SWISS SWISS is offline
On Top
Location: Certified Okie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,779
Send a message via AIM to SWISS Send a message via Yahoo to SWISS
Mein Auto: E30 S52 / S52 M roady
That sounds like a aftermarket alarm bro.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2013, 01:47 PM
jorgE30 jorgE30 is offline
Registered User
Location: sydney
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: E30
yeah the question now is do I just buy a proper housing and finish the connection properly or get an auto electrician to put a proper switch and re-activate the immobilser.

I'm leaning towards the first option.. I mean if I was able to bypass the immobiliser a car theif could easily do the same, plus as much as I love my E30, it's not the type of car it would be taken by a joy riding car thief.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-02-2013, 11:22 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,625
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
By-pass the imob (which sounds aftermakrket) but keep the tell-tale on the dash. You are very unlikely to have damaged anything as the car runs.
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-03-2013, 01:06 PM
jorgE30 jorgE30 is offline
Registered User
Location: sydney
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: E30
Thanks mate but now I keep hearing this noise that wasn't there before... in paranoid head I could swear it's coming from the petrol pump but I will investigate this weekend.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-09-2013, 02:23 PM
jorgE30 jorgE30 is offline
Registered User
Location: sydney
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: E30
After I swapped my dash and killed my immobiliser , which I didn't know I had, I called the NRMA (AAA) and the guy first thought it was the fuel pump so he bang the bottom of the fuel tank.... me thinks he's dislodged all the crap from the bottom of the tank and is slowly but surely clogging up my pump.... I will try to fill my car with premium fuel and maybe add some kind of injector cleaner to see if it fixes it... But I also swap the interior, back seat included so maybe the new seat is not as sound proof as the old one ... but i think that's wishful thinking.

Last edited by jorgE30; 01-09-2013 at 02:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-10-2013, 08:15 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,625
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
Steer clear of 'injector cleaners' - they don't. Get brave and pull the pump and look in the tank. Fit what you find. New fuel filter and check fuel rail pressure.
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-11-2013, 04:29 PM
jorgE30 jorgE30 is offline
Registered User
Location: sydney
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: E30
Thanks for the response mate, I've changes the fuel filter and I'm waiting for the petrol cycle to start again, petrol is up to 20c a litre cheaper,to fill the engine with the good stuff but I'm not sure about pulling the pump out yet... I'm only a new at the DIY business hahahahaha
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bmw e30, dash swap, ecu, immobilizer


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms