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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:50 AM
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EWS OBD2 Bypass Immobilize, 323i 1998

I have a 1998 323i Racecar.

I want to bypass the EWS so I can simplify the car/wiring, and ditch the key in favor of a pushbutton start. The key/barrel is aready iffy, its only a matter of time before it fails.

Everything I read says that there is no easy way to bypass the EWS on the Siemens OBD2 cars such as mine, and reflashing the DME is the way to go.

I don't want to change the performance of the car. I just want to immobilize the EWS, plus can the after cat O2 sensor. The Sharktune route looks very expensive and its not clear that EWS would be immobilized either.

Anyone know of a cheap way to immobilize. A guy in the UK has advertised that by mail exchanging the DME, he can do it, but I can't find the link anymore and would prefer to use someone in the US, and keep the shipping easier.

There are EWS emulators that look cheap but then you need K link which I don't have.

My preference would be to send my DME to someone to have it de-activated. I also have a spare DME, which is useless unless I can also de-activate.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:31 PM
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No-one knows how to do this in the entire USA, and I have to go to England?
Very dissapointing.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:37 PM
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Sorry you are disappointed in the United States, but I must say, I'm slightly disappointed in your ability to find a fairly well-known US-based BMW tuning company which does exactly what you are looking for. Also, you probably could've had your question answered in a few minutes if you had asked folks in the BMW racing community.

Get in touch with the guys at TRM. They will delete the EWS in your OBD2 car for $100 while retaining the factory engine mapping.

http://www.racersmarket.net/index.ph...mart&Itemid=93
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I have a 1998 323i Racecar.

I want to bypass the EWS
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Because RACECAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 04-04-2013, 06:14 PM
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Thanks ZeGerman, thats exactly what I was looking for. I have searched high and low and couldn't find anything. I figured it must have been done by the racing community, many many times already. I am a Porsche Race guy so know where to go for Porsche stuff. BMWs I find very frustrating. I should have gone straight to the racing forum.

Thanks again. I tried Turner and no support. I have spent the last 3 days trying to figure out a plan, and was about to send DME's to the UK.

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