1999 E36 318is Remote locking by key or fob?

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  1. 1999 E36 318is Remote locking by key or fob? 
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    Hi, I have a 99 T plate 318is Coupe.

    bought it without the remote locking key as lady before lost it. need to order a new one from BMW but they have asked if I need a remote locking key or a independant fob to activate.

    Would have thought they could tell from the reg but appantly not???

    Any ideas how I tell which I need?

    thanks

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    It is likely to be the 3G EWS system but the only way to tell for sure is to remove the glove box and have a look at the alarm module. If it looks like the picture then the fob you need is shown alongside it.
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    Good man, thanks!

    presumably it is easy to remove the glove box.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicksyp View Post
    Good man, thanks!

    presumably it is easy to remove the glove box.
    yes only a few screws hol it in place.

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    Mines a W reg e36 which has the 3g ews. The oblong fob with the corner cut off with the red and grey buttons
     
     

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    billy i have the same box as the one u shown <thanks for that > and the rubber gromit is there but cant see a switch under it ? can there be a reason ? cheers
     
     

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    Switch isn't always apparent if it's the 3 G system. If you hold the module with the gromet hole at the bottom then the small switch should be to the left. By putting something small in a sliding it to the right the switch will be in coding mode. Then it's a lot easier to push back to the left one fob is sync'ed

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