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Old 06-21-2009, 02:55 PM
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Angry Keyless Entry doesn't work!

I know that the ignition re-charges the battery in the key everytime its in there. All of a sudden only after a few years the Keyless Entry stops working but it starts the car like its suppose to...........but none of the buttons seem to work anymore. Any ideas on what to do????? Its really frustrating!
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:22 PM
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The fob does not get recharged in the dashboard. It has a normal lithium battery that needs replacement sometime.
I have had problames with mine not letting me open the door after a few days in the garage. It was in for fixing and they said they still were waiting for a new door lock !! from Germany but is sure works now.

BUT I did get locked out of the car. I opened the rear door, threw in my jacket with key in the pocket and closed the door to open front door. Front door did not open and rear door had locked itself............how was that possible, I thought you could not do this, that the doors would not lock if the key is inside.

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:30 AM
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The fob does not get recharged in the dashboard. It has a normal lithium battery that needs replacement sometime.
I have had problames with mine not letting me open the door after a few days in the garage. It was in for fixing and they said they still were waiting for a new door lock !! from Germany but is sure works now.

BUT I did get locked out of the car. I opened the rear door, threw in my jacket with key in the pocket and closed the door to open front door. Front door did not open and rear door had locked itself............how was that possible, I thought you could not do this, that the doors would not lock if the key is inside.
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My wife and I have 2 sets of keys, so when we we are together one set gets left in the car at times. We tried putting her purse / keys in the trunk and locking the car, but the trunk would just reopen. Now we put her keys in the center console and the car always locks fine.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:08 AM
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I know that the ignition re-charges the battery in the key everytime its in there. All of a sudden only after a few years the Keyless Entry stops working but it starts the car like its suppose to...........but none of the buttons seem to work anymore. Any ideas on what to do????? Its really frustrating!
Do you have another fob that you can check and see if that one works. If not it could be your fuse in the trunk is dead, and needs to be replaced. Thats what happened to me.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:08 PM
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^^^which fuse in the trunk is it? It wasn't labeled for me...

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:02 PM
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The battery in the remote is a common watch size. Get the number off of it and pick one up at a CVS/Rite Aid. I was scared to mess with it too, but it was a cinch to change and it works great.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:31 PM
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Thanks for sharing..I'm gonna try that

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The battery in the remote is a common watch size. Get the number off of it and pick one up at a CVS/Rite Aid. I was scared to mess with it too, but it was a cinch to change and it works great.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:15 PM
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i have the same problem wil both of my remote fobs,,,the lock, truck, and alarm buttons work. the unlock doesn't work. i called local dealer , and they want me to bring vehicle and keys for reprogramming,,,stealership $$175,,,,i think not....anyone with the reprogramming docs for the e66 keyless remote?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:24 AM
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Yes, itís been awhile. But now I have run into a problem with my car (1998 740il silver w/black interior) I have programmed the key a few times since I have owned the car (1 year) due to working on it and having to disconnect the battery. But now the keyless entry has quit altogether. And when I get in the car and program the key the LED light flashes several times but the door locks do not actuate its confirmation, I have checked the #53 fuse for the fuel door and is fine. Where next? This really IS a nice looking car and has done some maintenance to the engine since Iíve had it and I am starting on the suspension system, because I intend to keep for some time. I will post pictures shortly.
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