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    So i've had my e36 coupe for about a week now, getting used to it's handling and tramlining tendancies (staggered 225 fronts and 245 rears) and ive also bought general bits and bobs to tidy it up a bit before embarking on more serious modding.

    I have a couple of Q's (sorry if I go on a bit)

    1) The alarm system - I can see under the hood theres a siren, in the cab theres a red button / indicator light and at the top of the A pillars there are ultrasonic sensors. I wasnt given a fob with the car so want to buy a replacement - I know it's probably a 3G EWS system and fobs can be bought and reprogrammed easily enough (i've read the how to guide) but im confused with the type I need, I've seen 1 button Sigma Star fobs, 2 button fobs and even 3 button types intergrated into a blank key. Which one do I buy?

    2) I took a trip down to the coast over the weekend and during the trip down I moved into the fast lane and suddenly the ASC+T indicator light came on - It wont go out now. Anyone know why this happened and what I should do about this? Do I just get the fault cleared with a OBDII reader of should I get a garage to loook at the wheel sensors or pump?

    Any help greatly appreciated
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    Not sure about the light but you should have the oblong fob with the corner cut off with grey and red button.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by surestart View Post
    Not sure about the light but you should have the oblong fob with the corner cut off with grey and red button.
    Thanks Mate, thats what I thought but got a bit confused with other types I saw.
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    The alarm siren may provide a clue as the older systems 2T and 3T usually have a sticker on the siren. If the siren also has a key-switch it's probably a 3G EWS but the only way to be 100% sure is to take the glove box out and have a look at the module. You'll need to do this to re-program the fob anyway. If in doubt post a pic of the module and the part number.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1984 View Post
    The alarm siren may provide a clue as the older systems 2T and 3T usually have a sticker on the siren. If the siren also has a key-switch it's probably a 3G EWS but the only way to be 100% sure is to take the glove box out and have a look at the module. You'll need to do this to re-program the fob anyway. If in doubt post a pic of the module and the part number.
    Well I havent removed the glovebox yet, fisrtly I thought I'd post up some pics of the Siren - maybe one of you guys will be able to tell me from these?





    This last one is of a label attached to the connecting wire - probably has nothing to do with the alrm but just incase


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevano View Post
    Thanks Mate, thats what I thought but got a bit confused with other types I saw.
    Hi M8

    I have just ordered one of the red and grey button remote fobs from BMW bolton - under £40.

    The bloke I spoke to the other day said there was no cost to code the fob, but the second chap I spoke to today said it needs to go into workshop for 20 mins. I complained about this (after asking first bloke that direct question) and am awaiting response to see if they will do for free but prob about another £40 to do normally - where is the guide you refer to regarding re-programming a fob??
     
     

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    Its a diy, dont pay to have it done
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp_1 View Post
    Hi M8

    I have just ordered one of the red and grey button remote fobs from BMW bolton - under £40.

    The bloke I spoke to the other day said there was no cost to code the fob, but the second chap I spoke to today said it needs to go into workshop for 20 mins. I complained about this (after asking first bloke that direct question) and am awaiting response to see if they will do for free but prob about another £40 to do normally - where is the guide you refer to regarding re-programming a fob??
    Here you go mate, just follow what is written here -Reprogramming your e36 2 button key fob

    Thats all I was gonna do (once I bought the right Fob)
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    Sorry, can't tell for certain from the siren or part number. You'll have to take the glovebox off and check the module to be 100% sure.
     
     

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    for problem number 2 , it's most likely a sensor , but i couldn't go any more advanced than that, sorry mate
     
     

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