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Old 02-19-2009, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What ' E number ' is my BMW ?

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I am a newbie to this forum and have a question for you !

I recently had a burglary and amongst other things they stole the key to our BMW !

I now have to have the locks changed but am unsure if my BMW is an E34, E46 etc?

The Beamer is a V reg 1999 316i Compact.

Also is changing the locks a hard job to do yourself because i have been quoted some high prices by a couple of garages and might give it a go myself!!??

Thanks in advance & Very Nice to meet you all !

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a E46, see link

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ref changing the locks, its possible for a DIY but its a lot of messing, did it years ago...................

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the first year of the e46 compact was 2001 and also it was referred to as a ti, the e36 compact 316i (<- no t) was made from 1994-2001, so it might be an e36, if you search google for either e36 or e46, it will become clear right away.
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It's an E36.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry......E36

BTW welcome to the forum

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With the EWS system it's not going to be easy. I'd just get a new key and a good alarm.
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isn't the compact actually called e36/2?
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isn't the compact actually called e36/2?
I think I've heard that before, but I doubt he needs to get that specific.
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Hi All

Thanks for all your help in trying to solve my problem!
I managed to buy some second hand locks for the car and have them fitted by our local BMW specialist - So all is fine now !

Thanks for all those that responded!
Ps It is an E45 !!
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Um, E46, right? No such thing as an E45
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes my fault, I was having one of those days !?
Its an E46

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