Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but where do i find this green wire exactly? i have a 2001 525i e39 and i do not know if it is my key that won't let the car crank, the EWS 3, A bad sensor, ect.
All that i know is my battery is good as is my starter and i have the gray "valet" key i think they call it with only the transponder w/o batteries or remote buttons. I've had the car a couple weeks.
Guy i bought the car from said it was prolly just a battery and now I'm kinda stuck with a family with a junker unreliable car and now this thing that won't start. i really don't have the money to be spending on these very pricy keys and what really worries me is that the key might not even be the culprit, but like i said i feel I've narrowed i down enough to where i feel this must be it!
I've heard from a few people that they've had this issue and it didn't crank for other issues as well, not related to the key. such as a bad oil sensor.
if this truly is a fix for getting past the GD EWS you wouldn't know how much you'd be helping myself and my wife out!!
one other thing while i am here, i hear from a couple folks that the key that i have the gray valet key (BMW calls it the door and ignition hey) is limited to how much you can use it. limited rev's, can only use it a couple times, etc. this is my first bemmer and i wanna make sure i know as much about it as possible and have everything that i need that i can get, cause from what I've read from these forum sights is that once you screw it up its a HUGE nightmare!
I'm a struggling working man 12 hr days and i got really really lucky with getting this car for my family (its in pristine condition) and basically i just want to get this thing where i can feel comfortable letting my wide take it with the kiddos even if shes driving 3 hours down south to go see her mother....as i won't be going hehe. so in advance i thank you guys very very much for your threads and if you can after all help me to get this key to work man o man you'd be a hero! I'm a newby to these dang ol computer cars so work with me buddy if you wouldn't mind. I'm excited!!
btw i hope my paragraphs here weren't too scrambled or i suppose bunched up. its been a long time since I've composed something this long on the computer, I'm not very computer savvy these days. i didn't expect to write so much either, i think I
'm just excited that after hours and hours of failed attempts at starting this damn thing might actually have a solution, crossing my fingers and my toes!
Last edited by kenny k; 06-01-2017 at 11:28 PM.