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Old 12-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Cameronorb Cameronorb is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW '04 X5
Security System - Locked out of Car

This isn't a joke. 2004 X5, 1) Both key fobes are dead and won't work 2) When I tried to unlock at the door handle the lock mechanism broke 3) the security system locked the car 4) AAA came and tried to get me in but the driver/passenger door handles will not open the car.

I'm stuck with a lock car and way to get in. Is breaking the window my only option. We tried hitting the unlock button but it shutdown. No idea what to do??
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:31 PM
blackxman blackxman is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 X5
I had a similar problem... what happened was the battery went dead and the car goes into anti theft mode. My door lock was broken when I bought it, and since BMW engineering put a key lock only on the drivers door I was I the same situation.
After looking at the wiring diagram the positive runs from the battery in the rear to the starter. I put a jumper cable on the positive leg of the starter and grounded the other side of the power source to the frame. The key fob worked and opened the door
Hope you didn't have to break a window to get in.
Let me know how you finally got in.
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