1998 E36 318se, Alarm problems(FIXED)

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  1. 1998 E36 318se, Alarm problems(FIXED) 
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    Hi all,
    Does anyone have any knowledge of the factory fitted alarm for the 318 se. I have the fob with the two buttons (red and grey).
    Basically, I went to the car turned the alarm off by the fob fine and the doors opened, went out in it locked it (with the fob), came back half hour later and nothing !!!! the little red LED in the fob was blinking when buttons pressed but no action on the alarm or doors, so I opened it with the key alarm went off and hazards going so I turned the siren off under the bonnet with the little key. Since then there has been nothing I cannot actiovate or deactivate the alarm and the hazzards dont stop flashing. I tried changing the battery in the fob and the little led didnt flash, when I put the old one back in the led works. I have tried taking all the fuses out, disconnecting the battery even the one that is apparently under the glove box but nothing. even with the engine running the hazzards still flash, I can only assume the alarm is still activated (dont think it has an immoboliser as I can start the engine and drive it fine).
    Does anyone have a clue as to either deactivate the alarm or get it all going again?

    Chris
     
     

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    Hi this is common with this alarm the reciever board fails and a new one cost not far from a new alarm!
    To stop the hazzards flashing pull the hazzard switch out (pull the gear leaver gaitor out then you can put your fingers under the switch and push it out) then you will see a single wire in a black sleaving, cut this wire and this will stop them flashing.
    The alarm is behind the glovebox if you want to unplug it there.
     
     

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    i took mine out this weekend and relaced it with a toad alarm. the siren had gone kaput and i really couldnt be doing with the 6 minute delay from pressing the button to the doors actually opening. not bad in nice weather though but on rainy days - lol.
     
     

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    wire cut and all is fine thanks for all your help, will eventually get round to taking the whole thing out and replacing it ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, one day !!!!!!
     
     

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    You can also usually get the indicators to stop flashing by leaving the ignition on and reconnecting the car battery.
     
     

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    Thanks solved mine perfectly
     
     

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    can anybody tell me how or where to get replacement alarm fobs ? i only found out i had an alarm fitted by accident ?
    had to disconnect the siren and hazards and later on remove the control unit,
    i also only have the grey key, where can i get a new master with chip too or is it dealer only ?
    thanks peeps
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeren666 View Post
    can anybody tell me how or where to get replacement alarm fobs ? i only found out i had an alarm fitted by accident ?
    had to disconnect the siren and hazards and later on remove the control unit,
    i also only have the grey key, where can i get a new master with chip too or is it dealer only ?
    thanks peeps
    Ebay you can pick up replacement fobs. Otherwise a reputable alarm installer will be able to get you one and code it.

    As for keys, main dealer only.
     
     

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    Read this to ID your fob before you buy...


    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...3g-ews-t39173/
     
     

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