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    Hello! When I bought my car a couple of months ago neither of the keys open the doors remotley. 1 of the keys I got has been cut open and a numpty has tried badly to solder in a new battery. So I bought a new battery and gave it to one of the engineers at work who soldered it for me. On a volt meter I have 3v at the battery but I can't seem to program it. I have read lots of different methods, the one I keep seeing (as I only have 1 working key) is get in turn the key to position 1 five times quickly. Remove hold the unlock, then while holding unlock press the lock button 5 times. I have tried this and other variants of thie method none work. This key still starts the car. Can someone tell me if I can get the key working myself or does the dealer need to do some programming via the diagnostics machine? Thanx
     
     

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    Anyone??
     
     

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    No special programming aparatus. I've posted the key programming procedure on my web site:

    www.bmwgm5.co.uk
    Let us know how you get on.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin.ab View Post
    No special programming aparatus. I've posted the key programming procedure on my web site:

    www.bmwgm5.co.uk
    Let us know how you get on.
    Tried your procedure but nothing happens!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E46330DSport View Post
    Hello! When I bought my car a couple of months ago neither of the keys open the doors remotley. 1 of the keys I got has been cut open and a numpty has tried badly to solder in a new battery. So I bought a new battery and gave it to one of the engineers at work who soldered it for me. On a volt meter I have 3v at the battery but I can't seem to program it. I have read lots of different methods, the one I keep seeing (as I only have 1 working key) is get in turn the key to position 1 five times quickly. Remove hold the unlock, then while holding unlock press the lock button 5 times. I have tried this and other variants of thie method none work. This key still starts the car. Can someone tell me if I can get the key working myself or does the dealer need to do some programming via the diagnostics machine? Thanx
    Key remote programming

    Have a read of this. Instead of turning the key to position 1, 5 times quickly.
    Turn to position 1 and back within 5 seconds. It may help

    Sorry just seen key reprog on other link, maybe it's the module
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    Ok my doors lock/unlock with the key, the lock button inside locks/unlocks the doors my electric windows all work so I think this may be my FM module in the rear pillar. Is there any way to test this is faulty. My radio works however if I press the heated rear screen button I get interference.
     
     

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    Funny, another chap contacted me with a similar fault today.

    Are you ahndy with a voltmeter? Of so, you need to locate the FZV module in the rear 'c' pillar on the passenger side. Get your self knelling on the back seat, faceing the rear wind screen. Remove the right hand side trim panel above parcel shelf.
    Behind that, there is the FZV antenna amplifier.

    You need to disconect from the earth tag and use a piece of wire to earth it.

    Without unlplugging anything, you need to locate the three pin multiplug. This is nearest the bottom of the module. You should be able to find the following:
    Pin 1 (furthest outside) 12v
    Pin 2 0v
    Pin 3 5v

    With the meter on pin 3, press the key fob and see if the voltage change briefly.
    Can you try this? If not, I could help you out on this one.
     
     

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    Ah, forgot. Check this link out on how to get to the module:
    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=396343
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin.ab View Post
    Funny, another chap contacted me with a similar fault today.

    Are you ahndy with a voltmeter? Of so, you need to locate the FZV module in the rear 'c' pillar on the passenger side. Get your self knelling on the back seat, faceing the rear wind screen. Remove the right hand side trim panel above parcel shelf.
    Behind that, there is the FZV antenna amplifier.

    You need to disconect from the earth tag and use a piece of wire to earth it.

    Without unlplugging anything, you need to locate the three pin multiplug. This is nearest the bottom of the module. You should be able to find the following:
    Pin 1 (furthest outside) 12v
    Pin 2 0v
    Pin 3 5v

    With the meter on pin 3, press the key fob and see if the voltage change briefly.
    Can you try this? If not, I could help you out on this one.
    That was me on the phone earlier!! So as I said in the e mail I will see if I get 5 v on the GM5 and also the voltage drop when the key is pressed. Will let you know how I get on.
     
     

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