Just got back in the country and needed some wheels so i bought myself the aforementioned car in the title. Now it only came with one key (the valet or hotel key) So i ordered a new key with remote fob attached. Today I picked it up and the Parts Guy went to initialize it. Thats when i started to worry :( After many attempts of turning the key to position 1 then 0 then holding button 1 (unlock) and pressing button 2 (unlock) three times then releasing button 1. Nothing happened :( no locks going up and down like it says in the manual just the red LED on the key flashing slowly for 10secs.
I assume the key is perfect as its brand new from the dealer and my car is 120k miles older so i feel that assumtion is good. So this brings me to my first point. What do i need to look at to start fault finding?
The key in question starts the car fine and unlocks the front doors manually. The central locking part works with the key. By this i mean when i unlock either of the front doors the 3 other doors also unlock and the bootlid also unlocks.
Now i noticed i dont have a working petrol cap lock (its permanently unlocked) and the key does not turn the boot lid lock :( I dont know if this is just a ceased lock or if its a different lock. By looking at the paint job (i have an "Individual" colour Atlantis Metalic) on the bootlid im very sure its factory painted. Thats one thing i have learnt and thats to spot a crashed Bimmer up for sale with the owner saying its never been smashed Anyway i diverge. The lack of re spray makes me doubt its the wrong lock just a ceased one but I'm an open minded guy and can be told that im wrong.
So trying to find what could be the problem with my new key/fob i checked the fuses in the engine bay. To my surprise fuse 41 (30A) was blown. Yipee i thought and promptly changed it. I then tried the key initialization process again but nothing :( I then looked at the fuse details and became even more confused when the description for fuse 41 was "Diesel version" eh?!?!?! But i have a petrol 323i?!?!?! :
Next i see the a small bmw siren on the nearside wheel arch and have a look at it. I realise its the alarm system and when i pop the rubber cover off the small circle i see its for a key (a key i do not have, like the keys on arcade machines) so any ideas?
My key fob is the one on the key not seperate and has 3 buttons. 1 for unlock 2 for lock and 3 for interior lights.
Thanks for any help.