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    Hi everyone, I wonder if you can help. When I purchased my car I didn't get a key fob or a key with remote locking buttons. I have since ordered one from bmw, Its a 3 button key type, but they say it wont code. However it will start the car & fits the locks. Could it be possible I have been given the wrong frequency key? I notice there are two types but bmw say I have the correct one.

    I have been searching for the remote cl module but can't find it! Its not behind the glove box or in the drivers side foot well, & its not behind the plastic cover under the carpet on the bulkhead. Could it be my car has no remote locking? It' a 2000 328 cabrio.

    All the central locking locks work fine with the key including the fuel cap. I can't find any info for my year of car so i'm not even sure it should have a cl module

    Any help most gratefully received!
     
     

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    Sound like you have Radio Remote Control, which is CL only. Others have the alarm system and a fob that works the CL, that is why you can't find the module!

    The coding procedure is below if you want to try it yourself. If it doesn't work I'd say it is faulty and I would get BMW to order you another one!
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    I have a 2000 e36 M3 vert and it has the 2 button fob, grey and red buttons
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1984 View Post
    Sound like you have Radio Remote Control, which is CL only. Others have the alarm system and a fob that works the CL, that is why you can't find the module!

    The coding procedure is below if you want to try it yourself. If it doesn't work I'd say it is faulty and I would get BMW to order you another one!
    Ah I see, so where is the cl signal receiver located in the car?
    I've tried various different coding methods but that one is different again, ill pop out now & try it! Thanks for your help
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by surestart View Post
    I have a 2000 e36 M3 vert and it has the 2 button fob, grey and red buttons
    I wondered if mine might be the same, but when i stripped out the dash It hasn't got the receiver fitted for that system.
     
     

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    The receiver is built into the reversing mirror, see here..

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1527364

    The coding info I posted is from the UK 1999 owners manual.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by surestart View Post
    I have a 2000 e36 M3 vert and it has the 2 button fob, grey and red buttons
    You have the dealer 3G Mk2 alarm fitted, see here...

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

    The OP has what BMW call Radio Remote Control and it works the central locking off the key as shown above. It doesn't have an alarm.
     
     

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    No wonder I couldn't find a cl module I have just tried to program the fob again using your link but it still doesn't work. I'm now wondering if the key I have is the wrong frequency for the car, I notice there are two, a 433mhz & a 315mhz.

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    I mentioned this at the bmw garage but the guy insisted my 433 key is correct for my car. They have already sent my key back for replacement once due to it being faulty
     
     

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    One more quick question, does it say what frequency the remote is anywhere inside the mirror? It might be worth me taking it apart just to confirm what it is.
     
     

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    315Mhz is for Australia, 433Mhz is correct for the UK. The frequency may be on a sticker or you find it on a component if you are lucky.
     
     

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