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  1. 1996 E36 316i compact- immobilizer problem 
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    hi all ive had my house broken in to last week and keys taking.. have since got a key off bmw garge but it will turn the engine over but not fire ....ive stripped the alarm out ..but problem seems to b the immobilizer is on?????? is there any way of bypassin this.... all help would b thankfull
     
     

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    if you're using a key that isn't the master, you won't have the EWS chip inside the key, which in turn won't activate the EWS and let the engine start.
     
     

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    The vehicle will need putting on a diagnostic machine and the new key enabling, it has a vehicle specific chip in the key but the EWS needs telling that this key is to be authorised to start the engine, there is no such thing as a master key on a BMW!

    Whilst you are having this key enabled you could have the stolen keys disabled so even if the thieves come back, they could get into your car but they wouldnt be able to start it.
    Hope this helps
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney3 View Post
    The vehicle will need putting on a diagnostic machine and the new key enabling, it has a vehicle specific chip in the key but the EWS needs telling that this key is to be authorised to start the engine, there is no such thing as a master key on a BMW!

    Whilst you are having this key enabled you could have the stolen keys disabled so even if the thieves come back, they could get into your car but they wouldnt be able to start it.
    Hope this helps
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    you have the master key with the light thing in it, then the valet key (which is grey), the cutaway key (credit card size, only able to use it couple of times), and the spare key(same as valet size but black).
     
     

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    As above, its even in the book!
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    All the keys have a chip in them that dont expire if used x amount of times, and so they will all start the engine, the valet key which is small enough to keep in your wallet will allow you to gain access to the car through the drivers door, you cant get into the glovebox or the boot with it. The black key without light is a no thrills keep in the drawer at home key as a spare. Point is the engine will start using any of them as long as they are enabled in the ews, what use is a key that wont start the bloody engine????
     
     

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    When you turn the electronics on do you hear the fuel pump priming? Remove the rear seat base for better acoustics.

    It should buzz, if not then your immobiliser is definately on.

    Sometimes you can reset the immobiliser by the following method;

    1) Turn ignition to pos 1.
    2) Disconnect the battery.
    3) Go make a brew, and leave it for 20 - 30 mins.
    4) Reconnect the battery.
    5) Try starting the engine.
    6) Dont give up after the first attempt, it took mine 3 attempts to actually turn over after reconnecting the battery.

    NOTE: This does not bypass the immobiliser.
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    the key i hav is the 1 for the doors and it starts it when d alarm is deactivated.... ive tried all of the above but not firing up!!!!! its getn fuel but sumthing is holdin it from not startin..... ive sent my alarm brain 2 laserline 4 a replacement fob and new code...as the one i have in it .shuts down d whole car once activated..... which it has because i took d battery outa the car and put a new one in and the alarm is on so jus waiting on that 2 arive back but believe there is a 3 day postal strike in royal mail ?????????
     
     

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