I've had my E36 coupe for a good few months now and spent most of my time sorting out cosmetic issues and solving the odd common issue, I've found the search function to be most helpful for this. Now the next issue I want/need to sort out is the remote central locking, with the recent cold snap we've had I'm struggle to unlock the car as the lock barrels are freezing and I can't turn the key. So having read and tried to digest Billywhizz's alarm identification thread I've tried to determine what I need to do and I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
So details that I know.......
The car's build date is Feb 1997
I haven't found the alarm module yet, there are microwave sensors mounted at the tops of the A pillars, an LED in the centre console that looks like a blank thats been drilled and an LED popped in it & the siren looks like this:-
There is a key switch at the back of this but I don't have the key.
The EWS module looks like this:-
I only have the one key and it looks like this:-
So if I've understood billywhizz correctly do I need a remote fob that looks like this?:-
If so the billywhizz's guide suggests there are two kinds of fob so is it just pot luck? Then just to clarify, to program the fob to work with my car the guide says to prise the rubber bung from the remote receiver to access the coding switch, is the fob the remote receiver? Or do I need to find the alarm module?
Whilst were on the subject, what do I need to do to get a spare key? Is this a dealer only job?
Sorry for the thousands of questions! But your help would be greatly appreciated! It took me 20 minutes to get into my car this morning!