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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old Today, 08:15 PM
Drptaurus Drptaurus is offline
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Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328i Sedan
Any Suggestions

I have owned a 1998 328i Sedan for about one week. It came with the keyless entry and factory on-board computer and central locking system. The remote did not come with the car. I left it last nite at a local autozone because I could not get it started.

I jumped in the car and with the driver side door opened tried to start the vehicle. It did not like that and the entire system went dead. The interior security light has never blinked using the key so I assume the keyless entry remote would be associated with this. My only indicator that the power has returned is a blue light that is displayed on a cell phone charger. I waited and tried four or five time for the system to reset (indicated by blue light) and using the key, tried to start the car with no success.

Also the vehicle did not come with a user manual. I have spent multiple hours online trying to research possible solutions and looking for a PDF link to a manual to the point my eye are hurting. Being a newbie I hate to ask for help but tomorrow it will be towed home if I can not get it started. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

PS: I also noticed that if you turn the key counter clockwise in the ignition, it will turn 360 degrees, thought this kinda weird. THANK YOU FOR READING.
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