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    Heh yer the key is brand new from dealer. When i press a button the led lights and when i do the sequence the led flashes slowly for 10 secs like it says in the manual. I havent tried the ignition on for 15 mins but i will tomorrow. I still havent got my V5 through the post yet but when i do i reckon a few of the old owners will be getting contacted with a couple of questions

    Heavy day tomorrow but will hopefully let you know the results.

    Oh and what unit is to do with the central locking behind the glove box? i forgot to take photo whilst i had it out i will next time.

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    Central locking module looks like this...

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    Thanks Ronnie,
    Still havent had time to sit in car for 15mins :( Should be able to do that and get glove box off tomorrow. Where does that unit sit in there? does anyone have a pic?

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    It sits in the white plastic housing behind the glovebox. You'll see it easy when the glove box is removed.
     
     

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    well today was another day of aggrivation, and that was just work well i had 20mins to spare and tried the key in position 1 for 18mins then did the sequence and guess what, yep you've got it NADA :( I havent had time to get the glove box out as its too dark and and i have no outside lighting so will try tomorrow. Thanks Tefal for the input too. Will let you both know.

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    gah still had no time :( people keep phoning in sick grr. Anyway looks like the glove box will be a next week job aswell as replacing my ignition barrel as i got the new one today woohoo

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    Let us know what you find, I asked my friend if he had a alarm siren on his e36 with the same key as yours and he doesn't.
     
     

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    Well I havent ever really gotten back to this problem as I've been too busy and have gotten used to just using a lovely looking key :rolleyes: I have however managed to fit the new ignition barrel that i bought from dealer. Going back to my first post I have come to the conclusion that its not just a sticky lock on my tailgate as no matter how much 3 in 1 i pour in there i cannot turn the key. If you have another BMW car key and stick it in your car door thats how it feels. Absoluetly no play so i thats what makes me feel its been replace from scrappies. Now do you think this would affect my key initialising? I'm thinking they might not have put some sort of wire on so the central locking module thinks the doors open when its shut therefore not letting me initialise? What you think? Again this is just a complete guess as i have no idea what the lock consists of.

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    Well a little update. Finally had the codes read and some work done. Basically my codes said the back door contacts were faulty. Instantly we looked at the boot hinge wires this time cutting into the mesh covering them. To our amazement the wires were in great health. Not one graze on any of the wires. Checked the micro switch and it seemed fine then checked the loom behind the NS tail light. WOW corrosion all over the conections. 2 pins had corroeded away. Fixed all the connections with bullet connectors and then tested for continuty (hmm spelling). All connections seemed fine and the code reader (which is a Launch x431 btw) said the boot door was now closed,locked and unlocked when it was supposed to WOOPPEEEE After doing this i jumped into the drivers seat to try the initilization of the key and guess what!!! It didn't feckin work :( Ahh well nevermind at least one thing is done. I also checked the fuses again and found that dang fuse41 had blown again. Its a 30A fuse so its a big short what ever it is. I looked at the fusebox cover again and realised i hadn't read it correctly the first time. It does say Diesel Version but i didnnt realise it was a two line explanation. So fuse 41 is actually
    Aux fan for 6 cylinder or
    Diesiel version

    DOH!!!
    So now i know something is very wrong with my aux fan and i need to take a look before my little love over heats.
    The guy that was doing this with me also said that he was sure i should have the grey fob with red and green buttons as my car is too old for this key. He said the fact that the alarm has 2 ultra sonic sensors on the A pilliars and that the bmw siren is on the NS wheel arch it points to aftermarket. He says i have the wrong key and will take a look at the modules tomorrow in the glove box. I have finally taken pictures of the modules so i will posty them as soon as i can find my card reader

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    Finally pics of what lurks behind my broken glove box
    Can anyone tell me whats what?

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