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Old 07-30-2014, 10:38 AM
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Question Putting in push button start?

Hello fellow member! I have a 95 525i and want to put in a push button start. I'm looking for a wire diagram for the ignition. Help!
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:39 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E34 5 series forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 08-07-2014, 05:16 PM
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Hello fellow member! I have a 95 525i and want to put in a push button start. I'm looking for a wire diagram for the ignition. Help!
lol, i had it on my e36... You still have to put the key in, and turn the car to "ON Position". Then press your big button. You may as well haved turned the key a little further haha...
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:53 PM
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lol, i had it on my e36... You still have to put the key in, and turn the car to "ON Position". Then press your big button. You may as well haved turned the key a little further haha...
I'm sorry I needed the laugh. not personal whatsoever.

but ima is pretty much spot on.
I know we all want the modern toys in our cars. And I'm no purist by any stretch.
But it would kind of defeat the purpose if you still have to turn the key.

Also how well would that work with ews systems?!?
For you still need the key to be recognized by the ignition ring.

Idk.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:49 PM
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I've had it on 2 cars, and the only convenience is not taking your keys out of you pocket to unlock and start the car. I can't see any benefit to it if you have to take your keychain out of your pocket. Do that you might as well put the key somewhere and turn it.


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Old 08-08-2014, 05:00 PM
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Please do laugh.. I did it 3 years ago, im still chuckling.. I just did it cuase someone gave me a big res start button and switch that lights up. Free

It was sorta "cool" lol... You turn the key to the on position before she gets in. Then once the girl is inside you flip the toggle switch that lights up the button, then press the big lighted red Start Engine button and then vrooom went the loud Exhuast!!!!.. How cool was i right???

Hahahahahahahahaha... I was young(er), i was dumb(er) it was fun. I have alwaya liked to over due things a bit.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:26 AM
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lol, i had it on my e36... You still have to put the key in, and turn the car to "ON Position". Then press your big button. You may as well haved turned the key a little further haha...
My key is still active with the ring but the tumbler is shot! I start it with a screwdriver on the ignition switch. So I bought this Latest push button start function Module,Finger touch button start,RFID alarm system,immobilizer,release engine,learning code. It's a Cardot product

http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6145231605.html
Has anyone used this system?
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:55 PM
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My key is still active with the ring but the tumbler is shot! I start it with a screwdriver on the ignition switch. So I bought this Latest push button start function Module,Finger touch button start,RFID alarm system,immobilizer,release engine,learning code. It's a Cardot product

http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6145231605.html
Has anyone used this system?
I guess in that case why not. got for it. nope never used it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:24 AM
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:15 PM
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These cars have miles of cable running through them. The last thing you really want to do is start cutting into the harness and splice in some aftermarket widget. That will/could have multiple ramifications. Put a new switch in if it's bad.

A push button start, your car needs not.

Believe me the last thing you want to do is to trouble shoot electrical issues on a hacked up car.
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These cars have miles of cable running through them. The last thing you really want to do is start cutting into the harness and splice in some aftermarket widget. That will/could have multiple ramifications. Put a new switch in if it's bad.

A push button start, your car needs not.

Believe me the last thing you want to do is to trouble shoot electrical issues on a hacked up car.
+1 - Sound Advice

-1 - Sounds like you don't have other problems with the electrical so far, and that you have a reasonable option to having a new tumbler keyed.

I dig the kit, and am interested in the turn out if you decide to give it a go.
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