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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:11 PM
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Push-Button only starts with Key FOB

Hi Everyone,

Just registered today and tried to search for the answer but no luck so I thought I would ask here.

I have a 2007 BMW 530i, and just recently the push-button start only works now with my key FOB in it. Also, the doors don't automatically open when my hand goes inside the door handle while my key FOB is near.

Do I need to replace a battery inside my FOB? Seems like I read that there's no battery replacement need. My key FOB is charged as I've been using it in the ignition area at all times since this is the only way I can now start the car.

Appreciate any help our guidance.

Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:53 PM
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Check your owner's manual and I think you'll find that while the standard FOB does charge when in the slot , the comfort access FOB does not. It includes a standard lithium-ion battery which you can pick up for about $3 from just about any store that sells watch batteries -- Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Radio Shack, etc.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:52 PM
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Check your owner's manual and I think you'll find that while the standard FOB does charge when in the slot , the comfort access FOB does not. It includes a standard lithium-ion battery which you can pick up for about $3 from just about any store that sells watch batteries -- Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Radio Shack, etc.
+1 - You need CR2032. Once you have a new battery in there and your CA still does not work... we may be able to help you figure out your CA problem, if that is what it turns out to be.
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Are you sure you have comfort access package?... If not then you would have a button for starting but are still required to insert fob.
I had same problem you have for a short time when FOB battery was dead. Try that first.
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If you don't have comfort access you need to insert the key fob.
IIRC 2007 didn't come with it?

NEVER MIND - yes it was available in 2007
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:45 PM
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Any answers?

Was this problem ever solved? I have 2 fobs. With fob 1, the doors will unlock when I grab the handle and car starts as long as the key is near, but will not with 2nd fob.

I have tried 3 ways to program fob and nothing worked. I have also put in brand new batteries and that did not work.

Any ideas?
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Was this problem ever solved? I have 2 fobs. With fob 1, the doors will unlock when I grab the handle and car starts as long as the key is near, but will not with 2nd fob.

I have tried 3 ways to program fob and nothing worked. I have also put in brand new batteries and that did not work.

Any ideas?
You can't program a comfort access fob yourself. It's VIN-specific and needs to be programmed by a dealership. Also, the car will only recognize a maximum of two fobs for the comfort access features. If youir second fob is a replacement, the dealer will need deactivate the entry for the lost fob before programming the new one.
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