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  1. 2002 E46 320d, All 4 windows open on their own! 
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    Hi guys

    Looking for a little help if possible (or a local Auto Electrician!)

    I have a BMW 320D (52 plate saloon) and about 3 days ago the fob stopped working so I couldnt open the car automatically. No problem I thought as I will get a battery on the weekend for it and in the meantime I will use my key to open the car. However this morning I went to open the car and the key just turned in the barrel and I thought I heard something fall down inside the drivers side door card and since then when I go to start the car all 4 windows open automatically. It also does this when I turn the engine off and get out. As soon as I shut the door all 4 windows open.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    Edit :- I have removed the fuse from the glove box fuse panel that controls the rear electric windows but the one for the front when removed sets off my alarm!
     
     

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    Have you tried programming the keys, i.e. as you would have to do if you had a new key which you needed the car to recognise?

    You would need to do it with all your keys, in sequence. If you search under my username and my posts, you should be able to pick up the advice I've been given when I had a new key and needed to programme it.

    It's just a thought, but I'm wondering if starting from scratch might bring things back to normal.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by smuler View Post
    Have you tried programming the keys, i.e. as you would have to do if you had a new key which you needed the car to recognise?

    You would need to do it with all your keys, in sequence. If you search under my username and my posts, you should be able to pick up the advice I've been given when I had a new key and needed to programme it.

    It's just a thought, but I'm wondering if starting from scratch might bring things back to normal.
    Hi

    I havent reprogrammed the key no as I only was given the 1 when I bought the car so I am a bit reluctant to do it just in case I mess it up! Stupid question probably, but where can I get a key to be reprogrammed? A spare if you like and is it easy to do?

    Thanks
     
     

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    Suggest you contact member Colin Abraham, iirc he's based in Thatcham but is a guru on all things central locking.

    His contact details are on his website http://www.bmwgm5.info/



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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Suggest you contact member Colin Abraham, iirc he's based in Thatcham but is a guru on all things central locking.

    His contact details are on his website BMW Central Locking - Fault and repair



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    Thanks mate, worth a try that
     
     

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    Programming advice:

    Sit in the car with your keys and close all windows and doors.

    With one of your keys turn the ignition on and then off and remove the key.

    Press and hold the unlock button and then press the lock button 3 times in a row.

    Release all buttons and the locks will lock and then unlock.

    Repeat this with the other key/keys (press and hold the unlock button and press lock 3 times in a row, the locks will lock and unlock)

    Important note: Only switch your ignition on once, doing so again while programming will reset the process and you will have to start again.

    Can I do this if I only have the 1 key?
     
     

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    i would say yes as its only the remote locking that is getting programmed and your only doing it with the key you have
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldf1971 View Post
    i would say yes as its only the remote locking that is getting programmed and your only doing it with the key you have
    Thanks, i'll go give it a try
     
     

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    I would also say yes, it's okay if you have only one key.
    Good luck.
     
     

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    You might have a sticky switch in your door lock.
    If you turn and hold the key, you will get convenience opening and closing, so it might be that switch is sticking and making it seem like the key in held turned.
     
     

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