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Old 02-14-2005, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a 1998 323ic convertible. Seller had lost all remotes to keyless entry/alarm system. Purchased remote from dealer and had it programmed. Works fine, except…

...when the car has been locked with the remote, unlocking the drivers door [the only one that I tried] with the key [either master key or valet key] sets the alarm off.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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dont use the key after arming the alarm. this is normal behavior for nearly all alarms.
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Yes, especially if this is an aftermarket alarm, they usually dont have any way of distinguishing between "key unlocking" and "a thief slim-jimming the locks". If this is a factory BMW alarm then you may have issues within the door lock mechanism.

In short, if you use the remote to lock, use it to unlock; keyed lock then use keyed unlock.
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Yeah... it's supposed to do that mate.

If you read the manual tht comes with the alarm (if you have one!) it specifies this.
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