5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I just bought a 94 model 520i. It came with just one key and no manuals,
so I'm confused what options are fitted and what are not.
I can use the key in any of the locks and it works the central locking fine.
But should this car also have keyless entry? Can I buy a keyless
entry fob from bmw?
Does this car have an alarm or immobiliser, how do I tell?
Originally posted by Torque@Feb 16 2005, 06:18 AM I believe the engine can be immobilised by entering the code into the OBC.. not sure,... and I don't know how it works.
As for the keyless entry BavAuto sells a plug and play kit for about 60 US dollars... you just hook it up to existing connectors in the trunk and there you go.
aditional keys cost about 25 US dollars to be made and you have to go to the dealer.
Thanks for replying, forgive my lack of bmw knowledge but what is an OBC?
For the keyless entry my feeling is the car is alrewady fitted with a factory
keyless entry but the control unit was lost. How can I tell if this is correct?
I assume that this model came with a keyless entry as standard.
ON BOARD COMPUTER sits near you heater control....little screen with a small pad like number on it..... 1, 10, 100, 1000 etc on some older models a code once entered by you it will be required on next start. Think in terms of a password on your PC..well numerical that is; it displays Code Lock, Mileage, Temp etc !!
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Originally posted by numberthree_@Feb 15 2005, 10:34 PM $25 for an extra key?? I just called my local dealer and he said $41-$45... Is this too much?? (obviously its a lot for a KEY!! but hey, its a BMW KEY!!)
yeah ur getting ripped off. my dealership charges 23.... there next day. if u need a key cut, call my dealership lol www.samswope.com
$25? we are talking about an older generation of integrated keys here. How much should we expect to pay for a newer generation with enhanced memory chip? Not powered by a battery either. Charged by ignition switch; something similar (but not exact) to your BMW flash light in the glove box?
your model came ready for a remote/alarm...but did not necesarrily have one installed. Pull out the rear seat (it's very easy to do). If you have a little black box in there somewhere on the driver's side, then you just need to replace the key fob/remote. These can be gotten from ebay for $25-$50...or $120+ from dealer for a new one. While you're looking at the black box, write down the model number so that you can make sure you get the right remote.
__________________ <span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
No mods - - - very happy as is!
<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
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