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    I HAVE AN E36 318 M43 WITH EWS2, REPLACED THE BATTERY AND NOW IT LIGHTS UP BUT WONT CRANK, KEY ISNT RECONISED BY THE CAR NOW, HOW DO YOU RE ALIGN THEM, OR CAN I BYPASS THE EWS,
     
     

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    Try disconnecting the battery, turn ignition to the on position and reconnect the battery, this usually works. Make sure you leave a window open when you do this in case the central locking kicks in and locks you out. Hope this helps.
     
     

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    Tried this several time but still no go :(
     
     

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    Are you saying it was working fine, then you changed the battery and now it doesn't work?
     
     

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    Yer, jump started it, drove it to my local garage, changed the battery and then no more go, got ingition but not cranking, im thinking of going to the breakers to get a new system, any ideas on what bits i need and where they are located
     
     

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    Have you tried a spare key, if the battery goes flat with the ignition left on its possible for the ews/ key rolling code to go out of sync, theres no way of getting it back other than buying a new key, therefore if the spare key works then that proves this theory.

    If the problem turns out to be the ews, then if you went to a breakers yard you would need the ews and dme off the same car and fit them both to your car.
     
     

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    I havent got a spare, but i can 'borrow' a diagnostics machine, i guess i need the key from the donner and ews unit but was hoping that i could align the ews and dme, wasnt sure if that was poss or if id need anything else from the donner
     
     

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