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Old 05-31-2004, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my car wouldn't start the other day and i got it towed to this really good garage and they say that the code that they are getting is one that the car is like in burgular safe lock down mode so in other words it isn't sending any power to the starter when i turn the key it does nothing other than tell me that my tailgiht was burned out and i can't seem to change it right but back to the point does any one no how to turn this code off or what do i need to replace? i know that there is that code u put in the computer but u have to actiovate it first at least that is what i thought but even then i don't know the code. can i take it to the dealer and can they reset it or something any help would be most appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2004, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is their and alarm unit someplace?
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i know one of BMWs feature is a chip placed in the key and programmed to start the car. this is so that whenever someone else just comes in and a uses another key or a picklock and perhaps turn the ignition on, the car won't start.

this may be far off but you might want to have your key checked also. or try first your other key(s) if you have em.
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Old 06-01-2004, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah that is what they said and i don't have an alarm system
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Old 06-01-2004, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The car automatically does this when it is double locked. Start by checking the central locking.
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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found out it was a module in the comp system
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what was the fix then?
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any follow ups??? my car has done this several times now in the past 2 months. pretty annoying. any additional help is greatly appreciated.
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they have to replace a piece in the computer kinda likeing putting in a ne w pci card in your home computer
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Not too expensive to fix it? What is the cause of it?
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why dad is taking care of it, i have no idea
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