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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:13 PM
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I bought at the swat meet a remote control that the guy said would work on my 2001 bmw 530i.

I tried to program it thru directions on youtube but could not do it.

Can anyone tell me if this remote would work/

Thanks,

P.S. i bought a replacement rechargable battery for my original remote and going to attempt to do it once i get a pen solder.

Here are pictures of the remote i bought...[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:45 PM
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These were designed by the Germans, made by the Japanese and sold in quantity on the black market to Bin Ladin suicide operatives to be used in conjunction with IED's and TNT vests....be careful when it's got a fresh battery, your car or garage door may just go 'boom'!

Can't help on this, a unique item I think- never seen one like that. Good luck / Bill
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:48 PM
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Wtf....
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:55 PM
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Looks like this P/N is for an older model and different series BMW, look here http://www.amazon.com/1993-1994-BMW-.../dp/B00GNDNE24

1993-1994 BMW M5 Keyless Remote FCC ID: A269ZUA071
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:21 PM
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Ebay listed used for 150.00. Sell it and order a key from the dealer for around 170.00 to 200+. Either way of you paid less than 100 bucks you can profit.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:52 AM
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That's the RF (radio frequency) remote fob used on the 1988-1993 e32 7 series, the 1989-1995 e34 (6 cyl) 5 series, and the e36 3 series. There was also an IR (infrared remote) option on the early e32/e34 models that used a "switchblade" remote...but the IR keyless entry system is totally different than this BMW/Alpine RF keyless entry/alarm siren system...which is totally different than the keyless entry (FZV) and alarm siren (DWA) system used on the e38/e39/e53/e46.

As mentioned above...this is the remote fob used in the generation of BMWs prior to the e38, e39, e46, e53....this would be like using the remote for the aforementioned models on the new gen BMWs (e90/e60/e65/etc)...ain't gonna work.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:44 AM
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I thought this was for a separate BMW alarm system. Either way, it won't work with your car.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:20 PM
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I thought this was for a separate BMW alarm system. Either way, it won't work with your car.
You're correct...it was for a separate BMW keyless remote/alarm system (Alpine)...which was not integrated into the car's system like the newer BMWs...but the wiring harness was there for it to be added on if the car didn't come with the option originally.

And again, this system was used with the generation of BMWs prior to the e38/e39/e46/e52/e53.


You can see the BMW/Alpine keyless entry control module in the image below (mounted on top of the rear fuse box under the rear seat). This keyless entry/alarm siren system uses the black rectangular 3 button fob that was posted by the OP. The image below was from my 1995 e34 525iT:








(you can see the two remote fobs that go with the BMW Alpine alarm system...again, these are the keys & remotes that went with my 1995 e34 525iT)

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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg

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