I ahev recently purchased myself an 03 coupe sport which is stolen/recovered. The vehicle came with no keys. The drivers door is open, the passenger is locked. When i connect the battery the car still "thinks" the alarm is armed as the led under the rear view flashes, and when I turn the radio on in the car it sets the alarm off.
Obviously I need a new set of keys. Ive spoken to BMW and they can supply me with a lock kit, 2 keys and EWS unit for £250 which I didnt think was bad considering keys are £100 a pop. Im going to fit the locks myself, but they have told me the car will need an hour on the diagnostics for coding. Is this true? There is a local garage near me who specialise in BMWs who may well have the correct diagnostic software... is it worth asking them or is it dealer only stuff?
Next, I could do with getting the passenger door open without waiting weeks until I get the keys sorted etc. I cant do this from inside as its deadlocked. I read on a Z3 forum that there is a way to unlock/lock the doors by removing the glovebox, exposing some alarm module and shorting a couple of pins out. Has anyone any experience with this or more to the point does anyone know how I can get my passenger door open!
Lastly, Is there a way to get the vehicle into neutral without having a key?