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Old 10-04-2004, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased my 98 323is from a used car dealership this weekend. I was given 2 keys and neither of them seem to operate the keyless entry which it was said to have. I looked in the trunk and on the left side it says that "this car is pre wired for BMW 6 cd, BMW cell phone, and BMW security/keyless entry." I was wondering, if i were to buy a keyless entry remote off ebay or something would I be able to program it? Does anyone know what I would need to do. any help is appreciated.
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Mine wasn't working either when I got it. I tried changing the battery, and everything, but nothing. Bought one off ebay for 20.00 and it works perfectly. If you need the intialization instructions, let me know.
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ya try initaliztion of the keys.
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ya try initaliztion of the keys.
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Thats the thing, i have one key that has the light on it when you press the button and the other key must be a valet key. Because the trunk says wired for bmw sercurity/keyless entry does that mean that i can buy a keyless remote and program it?
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oohh ok..

Check for the alarm modulde behind the glovebox. If it's there then get FOB from ebay. if its not get whole kit from Ebay or bavauto. Or a alarm or keyless kit from stellar. Both sold by bavauto.
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Right. All cars are prewired since 92. Doesnt mean it has it though.
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You don't happen to have the installation procedure for the alarm, do you? I had my dad rip mine out of my old 1992 beemer with remote to put in my new car... but I'm not too sure where exactly to install it.
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under the glove box.
plug it in. program it. wire the glass break sensor and LED.

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more detailed info here.
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My son has a 98 323is with wireless entry. The remote is not on the key. It is a small 1.25" square key fob with 2 buttons IIRC. The alarm box is under the glove box on top of the panel above the passenger footwell. Look there for a smal box with wires connected and a small, loose antenna wire.
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