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HELP! car disabled

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no power from key so fob not working

thought fob was broke but bmw deaer said if fob was broke dash lights would still come on but when i turn key i get nothing

battery has power

alarm goes off when i enter the car manually

windows go down when i turn key to the right so power getting to there

power getting from battery to engine checked with volt meter


please can anyone help?
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Sounds like a main 40amp fuse needs wakening up! (A Guess)


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I checked all the fuses but when you saying wakening up does this mean it looks ok but its not?
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Well, it will be electrical if the Dash is out... Maybe something (a fuse or Module) needs unplugging and re-plugging, sometimes this works! It has for me in the past...
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but what cofuses me is if it is a fuse or a module why would it disable the key fob
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Dodgy Module will do that ! You may need to locate your General, Windows and maybe the Security Modules and either try replugging or testing.


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Any idea where I can locate these modules?
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What motor do you have?
Generally speaking, the crucial Modules are usually under a plastic cover behind a strut in the engine bay... Others can be found under either footwell inside the car!


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its a 2004 530d se
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Ahhh... E60- nice... Bear with me, I will give some locations...


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Right, apparently the ignition barrel is a common fault (causing the dash not to activate/illuminate)... This is your first item to look at - Remove the trim and inspect the wiring... Does the dash occasionally light up if you wobble the key while turning it?
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no mate no lights what so ever windows work when i turn key in the door and lights are going when the alarm goes off
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1 - Does the alarm activate while you have the key in the door to unlock etc?
2 - Does the key NOT open the boot?

Sorry if I am dragging this out matey...


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the fob doesnt work for anything when i open the door manually or the boot manually the alarm goes of when i open the door not when i turn the key or anyting
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Hmmm the key obviously is not matching the car at this stage... I'll be back online tomorrow 19:00 GMT....


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