SameIs that the same for a E36 and do you know the cost?
I thought I would ask here rather than starting a new thread if that's OK.
That isn't the problem, the key has a chip for the security system, called EWS, it stops the car from being hot wired.I'm looking at getting a spare for mine, (97 523i) and have seen a lot on eBay, is it worth getting one of these and coding it yourself (Timpsons say they will laser cut the blade for a fiver), or should you get one from a dealer?
Hmm, so the ones on eBay will open my car, but not start the engine.....That isn't the problem, the key has a chip for the security system, called EWS, it stops the car from being hot wired.
Central locking is a completely different thing, hence why you can recode a key for the central locking. But it won't work the EWS.
To put it simply, you unlock car with the key that is programmed for the central locking, you put key in ignition, ignition antenna coil ring reads chip built in key and doesn't recognise it and tells it to go away :hihi, thus not cancelling the EWS and car will not turn over or start.
Had a look under the bonnet and I can't see any siren horn. So it looks like its not alarmed.
Do you know if this car would have had remote locking and unlocking from a key fob from new and if yes would you say that the key I have here is the spare without the remote locking function built in?
No, :frownIf I ask BMW for a replacement main key for my 320i 1995 will it have a built in wireless remote function to lock and unlock the doors, that will work with my car. I do not have a alarm in my car. It has no siren under the bonnet.