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Old 10-17-2004, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a little problem, i have an E36 compact 1999 T plate, one of my friends has a E36 coupe 1997 P plate.

The thing is my remote to open my doors can also open and close my friends car as well with no trouble at all, almost as if the key was for his car.

What can be done about this as i know that BMW do not do this on purpose.
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One of those weird situations where you both happen to had had the same code randomly assigned to each of your remotes. One of you (flip a coin) needs to re-initialize the remote. That way, you will be re-assigned another (random) code for your key fob.

Not sure how the 97 and 99 remotes get re-initialized. I know for my 94, I take the little chip out of the fob, place it in the alarm brain behind my glove box, push a button, and I'm set.
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Yeah i heard it was something like 1 in 10 000000 chance of it happening, it's weird to happen to two mates tho.

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yeah its very unlikely.. id say the ol' catch phrase "whats the chances but............. you already did................

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