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Old 10-30-2012, 07:10 PM
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Keyless Entry on E34's

Anyone know when Keyless entry was introduced to the E34?

I have an 89 model but when I bought the car the old lady only gave me a manual key to open the doors with. Was just wondering if only certain models came with keyless entry or if they all came with it or if it was introduced later down the line.

Any input is appreciated.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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I don't think the 89 models had keyless entry
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:42 PM
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Only E34s I had or serviced had key-less. Bulky infra-red with limited range.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:13 PM
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All have central locking, but only very late ones had keyless entry, and it was an option on everything except 540i. Though USA may be different?
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:09 PM
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All have central locking, but only very late ones had keyless entry, and it was an option on everything except 540i. Though USA may be different?
I have keyless entry, prod date 9/94 (95 model year)
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:11 PM
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I have keyless on my 94 540, but not on 93 e32 (740i)
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:39 PM
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Would the 92 have it?

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:40 PM
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My 95 with Premium Package came with an RF keyless fob. The receiver/control lives under the rear seat. I'd be surprised if it couldn't easily be added to any E34 with central locking (ie all of them).
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:34 AM
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im pretty sure you can get the above mentioned box at www.bavauto.com
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:33 PM
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Should also be available from a recycler

Try Bavarian Auto Recycling
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:44 PM
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get the united auto security kit for keyless entry. I've got it on my 94 530i without factory keyless entry (only central locking) and it works pretty well, even though the range sucks. It comes with 2 keys that you can take to a auto locksmith to cut or you can pay UAS to cut them for you.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:02 PM
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My 90 525i came with keyless entry remotes, but they don't work so I just assumed it was broken and didn't care enough to look into it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:08 PM
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Simple checks and fixes for non-operational fob

If it has a fob for the remote, open it up and:
1. Make certain that the chip in the fob is properly seated in the connector. They can come loose and even fall out over time.
2. Put in a new battery if the led does not light brightly. I have found that the led may light with a weak battery, but the remote won't work.
3. Make sure the fob and car are synced up. This involves opening the alarm module and inserting the chip from the fob into the module socket. The procedure is well documented and you should be able to find it.
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