Evenin' all.. i have a factory fitted alarm on my e36 328iMsport.
When i got the car, it only came with one key, and that said key unfortunately had the bloody button missing from the fob
Now, the central locking works when i unlock the drivers door using the key.
I have found the alarm box wotsit thing in the engine bay. I have also noticed that this box is switched to 'OFF'.
It appears you need a 'special key' to switch it to on, which i dont have??!!
When i get to the Stealership next week, to order a new key, with button in-tact, i will obviously ask them about this said box switched to the off position.
Now i expect a fee to have to pay for the key, but will the alarm box thingy need to be programmed AGAIN? And what charge should i expect to pay??
I know they (BMW) charge a packet for the smallest things, and wasnt sure weather to just get a key WITHOUT a button, and get a aftermarket alarm fitted