I need some help, I have a 95ti that I just did a M44 engine conversion in and I want to bypass or disable the EWS to get it running. I rather not have to drag it to the dealer to get the EWS "aligned" until after I get it going and work the bugs out.
Thanks for any help.
man that thread was 3 weeks ago now... been dealing with this problem since. I had to get a whole new EWS system with all the keys for 250 bucks and then an ignition tumbler made to fit the new keys because BMW is retarded and cut the original keys incorrectly.
so my symptom was my car would click and no spark or anything. finally narrowed it down to the EWS system not having any output from the EWS module. So you're saying FOR SURE that by cutting that greenwire, that would have bypassed getting a new EWS system? This is very important to me now :P
well now, hang on. It wouldn't even crank? My car would crank but not turn over.
I've been spending a lot of time at the dyno lately, and have tried out several chips during these trips (including my oem chip- had to try a few things). Point is, when I went back to my oem chip, I had to reactivate my EWS system. Then when I would go back to the AA chip, I had to disconnect it again. I forgot to disconnect it, got in my car and the car would crank, but not turn over. Discconnected the green wire, and the car started fine.
So if you're car just clicked, and wouldn't even crank, it could be something else. But the way I understand it (conversations with Active, and several posts on Bimmerforums), is that cutting the green #7 lead is what disables EWS.
Honestly, it sounds like more is at play than EWS. I'm no expert, but with your symptoms I would have thought it was your starter. But then you say it would crank with the remote. That's the problem with all your crap (mine too) there are so many variables, you don't know where to start. Tranny swap, OBDII-OBDI conversion, aftermarket alarm with starter kill; it's like you donn't know where to start.
So if your car would turn over, but only with your alarm's remote (I'm guessing you have remote start, right?), then I guess it isn't your starter.
If I'm still right thus far (tell me where I didn't read something right), then I would try to disable your alarm and see what happens. Most decent aftermarket alarms have a starter kill circuit, and that's what this sounds like.
Now if you disable your alarm (starter kill is off) and your car would then crank but not turn over (with the key), then I would say it's the EWS system. Then, my advice above would be of help.
So yeah dude, sounds like it may have been EWS afterall. If you could disable your alarm, and it would crank but not turn over, then I guess EWS is what was preventing your car from starting. But could you use your key to get it to turn over, or just that remote connection thingy?
Oh well, hope your car works today. If not lemme know, I'll fix it :P
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