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    Hi people,
    First time here, I have a problem with my much chereshed car. Stopped at the shops last week, got back in the car and nothing! all lights, dash, radio and monitor are normal, turn the key no cranking of engine! just a quite squeek somwhere near the glove compartment, recovered the vehicle back home, and did the following, changed the battery, checked the fuses, tried jump start, (under the bonnet) tapped the soleniod. still nothing. I'm tempted to try 3 things, but frit to. snatch tow, cross the terminals on the soleniod, or pull the fuse on the imobiliser inj and out whilst ignition is on, to by pass the imobilisor. anybody been down this nightmare to help me solve it?? it would be much appreciated, as I need the car for the 6 weeks for hospital visits
     
     

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    if the immobilizer was that easy to bypass they would be stolen all the time
    but it does sound like the EWS(immobiliser) has become unsynced from the ECU
    you need some one with the right diagnostic equipment to resync it for you
     
     

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    Hi payno! thanks for that, is that expensive ?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by grewy View Post
    is that expensive ?
    will depend on where you get it done
    dealer will cost an arm an leg
    try to find a BMW specialist will be a bit cheaper
     
     

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    I take it you do'nt recomend the other alternatives!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by grewy View Post
    I take it you don't recommend the other alternatives!
    if you mean taking it to a local garage with generic code readers i don't think they will work
    as it will need to have BMW software
     
     

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    You just need somebody with BMW INPA and the right cable to re-sync it, sadly most of the people on the forum only have the newer version with the newer rectangular connector and I suspect yours is the old round connector type under the bonnet.

    See if you can find out the connector type you have (round under bonnet, rectangular under the steering wheel) and then put a plee on the forum for somebody who has BMW INPA for DDE 3.0
     
     

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    no mate! I was refering to a snatch start, or crossing the terminals on the solaniod
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by grewy View Post
    snatch start, or crossing the terminals on the solaniod
    not sure what a snatch start is but crossing the terminals on the solenoid will only work if there is any power there ?
     
     

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    all sounds a bit tech to me! but it's a round one under the bonnet! trouble is, a mobile mechanic came round the other day, he plugged in and could'nt find a fault! but I do'nt think his bit of equipment was good enough! or that he did'nt seem to be on the ball with the tech stuff! thanks though mathew! funny thing though mate Hungerford is where my brother Chris Grew originly use to have the car reg serviced until he bought a new sporty version 2 years ago from the BMW dealer in Hungerford
     
     

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