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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:41 PM
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Question 93 325i Immobiliser

Hello Bimmerfest i'm the driver of a 1993 BMW 325i which has been running wonderfully up until last friday. Last friday the lights started flashing as if the alarm was going off and the car refused to start. after some research i discovered the car has an immobniliser somewhere on the vehicle. to test that i removed the three fuses connecting the alarm to the car and the car starts fine. normally this would be a fix but as the car is still flashing, it isn't road legal. so now i need to find the immobiliser and attempt to replace or fix it. problem is i have no clue where to look >.> . i was wondering if anyone knew any fixes or perhaps the location of the immobiliser. I've tested all the fuses none of them are blown. not sure if thats relevant but still. any help would be very appreciated Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:35 AM
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try this site

http://www.bmwe36blog.com/2007/09/10...r-bmw-e36-diy/
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i dun think this is an immobiliser issue. Usually when thats the cause u cannot start ur car.. did u have a alarm fitted lately? what a about a new battery?
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:02 PM
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It has power and the immobiliser is stock with the car, i can gaurantee its not battery or starter because when i pull the fuses for the alarm the car starts but continues to flash its lights from the alarm.
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i was reading the Bentley manual and apparently bmw introduced the ews (electronic immobilization system) in January of 1994. therefore, and thinking your car wasnt built in 1994, you don't have an immobilizer in your car. The reason I asked about your battery it is that it may have died on you clearing up the memory for your alarm, in which case you need to reprogram your alarm... dont ask me how to do it, bc i dont have an alarm. but i know it involves opening doors lol..
the other case is that you dont have a bmw alarm instead the previous owner put an aftermarket one, and alot of the cheap ones cause many problems...
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