Originally Posted by cortz87
hello. did you happen to find out what the problem was? i have the same problem.
I took the car to the BMW dealership. The first thing they did was change the battery and charge me approximately $500.00 in the process. That didn't work. Their explanation was that once the battery begins to loose strength the electrical devices stop working properly with the most important ones being preserved and the less important ones being unable to function. This sounded like a bunch of bogus nonsense but by that time the new battery was already installed. as soon as I realized that nothing had changed. I took it back to them and this time they did some software reprogramming (I think) and that fixed the problem. They charged me another $500.00 in the process.
I have a couple of suggestions. The first is that you might try a new battery for your FOB. If that doesn't work then you may be forced to take the care to the dealership. You might want to say at the outset that you don't want the battery changed.
I hope you get it fixed without undue difficulty or expense. I would be interested to know how you make out.