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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-24-2005, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think that my car, originally, had a keyless entry system because the original key has a button that has a battery in it but nothing else. Also, the drivers door has like a motor "thingy"(i know its a very desciptive word) that turns the lock, however i do not know how to lock the car. Basically, what i need to know is what i need in order for this to work properly, if it is possible.
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what you described is not a keyless entry remote, it is a flashlight key.. youre probably missing the bulb
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya...i thought of that, but my friend has the same car and key and he has a keyless entry...
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Ya...i thought of that, but my friend has the same car and key and he has a keyless entry...
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keyless entry wasnt a factory option til 92 I'm pretty sure. It could be installed at a dealer as a aftermarket option, but an original bmw key w/ remote entry wasnt available til mid model e34's and initial e36's.

if there is a hole in the top of the key then it is a flashlight key.

if the door doesnt lock when you try to lock it with the key the tumbler is damaged. it isnt a completely electronic lock like on some of the newer vehicles.
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Simply answer for the motor, can be simple lock motor hahah... But yeah even some e36's didn't have keyless entry but the key with a button and the lil bulb. But still had a motor. And yes its worth it i have it.

By the way i'm talking to a distributor that sells car alarms and HID kits so if anyone is interested just give me a pm
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