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    Hi all, yesterday I locked my car from the diamond key as usual but when I went to unlock it it wouldnt, after a few tries I managed to unlock it and have used the key since so I dont get caught out, I went to a dealer to order a spare which I wanted anyway and will be here tomorrow... so 135 and a few tears later the whole key has give up the ghost no buttons work at all, as far as know the key is charged when its in use so could this be something as simple as battery failure or could it be something else? Has anyone else had the same thing?
     
     

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    They can lose their synchronisation, there's a section in teh handbook that tells you about resetting it

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    Great thanks Jim
     
     

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    Got my new key and reprogrammed the old one at the same time and all worked for a day or so then the old key started playing up so just used the new one now thats playing up aswell, anyone got any ideas?
     
     

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    I am not sure if they are the same, but the E46 model suffers from a problem with the body control module the relays inside get corroded and don't work properly/intermittently.
     
     

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    Thanks Kevin I will ask my mechanic to look into that
     
     

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    Also are they easy to fit and where abouts is it located, unfortunately I dont know to much about cars, thanks
     
     

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    The G5 module in the E39 is well hidden, i've had my entire interior out and dont remember seeing it.

    You say the keys are playing up again, in what way ? Are no doors unlocking now or just one staying locked etc etc ?

    Need more details.
    E39 M inspired
     
     

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    This is what happens... You can go to the car and push the unlock button on the key and it opens all doors and works as it should, you then go to lock it with the button on the key and nothing, after a good few tries it might lock as it should and work fine for a few days then it starts all over again sometimes on lock sometimes on unlock, sometimes nothing happens at all but engine starts and all drives ok
     
     

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    Get in the car, close the door. Press the lock button on the centre console by the ashtray.

    Do all the doors lock ? (you'll hear it)

    Then unlock using the same button, all unlock ok ?
    E39 M inspired
     
     

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