1997 E36 328 Coupe - Central Locking

Notices
 

Thread: 1997 E36 328 Coupe - Central Locking

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. 1997 E36 328 Coupe - Central Locking 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    simon cooper's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    328 coupe
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    stevenage
    Posts
    33
    Images
    4
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Hi all, this is possibly a bit of a weird one...

    I only have a key to open my doors, no remote. Got to my car after work today, unlocked (at this point I didn't realise the c/l hadn't worked, went to start the engine - ignition lights all ok but no start, bump started ok.. so initial thoughts were starter solenoid. Got home, switched off engine, tried to restart still nothing. Thought I'd grab a cuppa and have a think, when I locked the car I noticed no c/l.. aha I thought c/l fault - starter immobilised. Having checked through the forum I went back and pulled down the control unit, checked connections, still no c/l but now the engine starts... did a bit more searching in forums and a couple of hours later I went back out - c/l works, engine starts. Today was a pretty hot day so now I'm thinking this is heat related as by the time I went back out the day had cooled off.

    Worth noting that the OE alarm has been disconnected since I got the car - pretty sure it had a lock set changed at some point hence no remote fobs.

    Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    E36Coupe328's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    328 + 325
    Year of Manufacture:
    1995 + 1994
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    E36Coupe328's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,974
    Thanks
    225
    Thanked 1,090 Times in 957 Posts
    You can program fobs to match the alarm.

    Most CL problems are boot lid wiring (use search) not sure about the apparent immobilizer issues but on your year if immobiliser it would not push start (unless it has been messed with before)


    No warranty of any kind implied or given and no liability for any loss, damage or injury, no matter how incurred accepted.

    Free Gas Kit* now fitted to free 328*

    *Based on ROI period exceeded
     
     

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to E36Coupe328 For This Useful Post:

    simon cooper (23-07-2012)

  5.  
    #3
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    simon cooper's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    328 coupe
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    stevenage
    Posts
    33
    Images
    4
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Thanks for replying.
    That did occur to me about the bump start, I'm pretty sure its been messed with.
    Any thoughts about this being due to the hot weather? Boot wiring occured to me but I kind of went away from that idea after it all started to work when the temperature had cooled down. I will check it though, no harm in looking.
     
     

  6. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  7.  
    #4
    BMW Master
    Car Details
    Bmw320d se's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    320d se
    Year of Manufacture:
    2002
    Transmission Type:
    Steptronic
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    Bmw320d se's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Belfast
    Posts
    312
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
    Does your model have an immobiliser relay? If it does it'd be worth checking.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!
     
     

  8.  
    #5
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    simon cooper's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    328 coupe
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    stevenage
    Posts
    33
    Images
    4
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    So today I pulled the passenger seat out to reveal a very corroded block connector. A couple of the wires fell out when I touched it. Two sets of 3 wires, all brown with tracers - looking very much like actuator wires. So off came the connector block, wires snipped and stripped and all six re-joined in a common connector. Central Locking works, no starting problem. Hopefully this will be the cure. Now to wait for a hot dry weekend when I'm not working to pull the interior and get it dried out. Looks like I need the windscreen sealed, maybe a stone will flick up and crack it so the insurance can cover the cost

    I've tried to upload a photo of the nasty connector for future reference of others facing similar problems.

    nasty connector.JPG
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts