This procedure will work for all keys that are not the square style key. This is the full procedure on how to initialize your old or new keys or to add a key to the vehicle. This would be for 3 series, 5 series, X3, X5, and 7 series.
Programing a BMW Key
How to code a key for your BMW. This works for all I-Bus equipped vehicles.
If you're programming a second key you do the same procedure minus putting
the key in the ignition. So after you've done the first key simply hold the
unlock button and press the lock button three times WITHOUT putting it into
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How to program / setup a new BMW E46 key fob 330 325
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A brief how to on setting up a new BMW key. This was done on a 2001 E46
1) Insert new key.
2) Turn to the #1 position and back five times.
3) Remove key
4) Press and hold the unlock button on the key
5) While holding the unlock button, press the lock button three times.
Once these steps are done, the car should lock and unlock the doors a few
times to let you know you were successful.
Once this is done, you can start the car and use the key as usual.
Programming a NEW BMW Key BMW E39, E38 E46, X5, X3
Programming a new BMW key is very easy and quick. It requires a working
ignition key and a quick 30 second process. Simply get in the car and
close all doors. Insert your old key in the ignition, within 3 seconds
followed by your new key to enable the EWS ignition lock code of your new
key. Once complete, press and hold the unlock button. while holding press
the lock button 3 times. The BMW will give a confirmation of the new
remote programming by quickly locking and unlocking the doors. Each BMW
Master Remote Key should follow this same process including your old master
remote keys. Keys are available for purchase at the bimmernav .com
website online store
BMW 3 Series Key Fob Battery Replacement, How To e46, e39
BMW three button keys were not meant to be taken apart for battery
replacement. If the distance to lock/unlock has diminished, then this is
the video for you. If your key just failed, you may require a completely
new key from BMW, but try this route first as the replacement battery is
less than $5, while a new key from BMW will be closer to $200. If you lose
programming within the key, just turn turn the ignition on and off (first
position) five times, remove the key and then press unlock three times.
Use regular household glue or a milder version of krazy glue to assemble it
back together, keep in mind you may want access to the circuit board in the
future. If your circuit board is bad, you can purchase a used key on eBay
and just switch the boards out (along with the battery) instead of buying a
new key from BMW. Then reprogram as stated above. Good Luck.
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight
restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in
south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years.
The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with
our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
increased his SAFETY as well.
BMW e39 Folding Flip Key Case Shell Refit
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"Folding Flip Key Case Shell Refit BMW 3 5 7 SERIES Z3 Z4 E38 E39 E46
So I got it to work but not the way it should. Check the link below if you
have the same problem that I do. In some models the results may vary. Not
all the key are the same.
Bimmian.com Colored Roundel Emblems
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removed with ease if you're required to do so.
Unlock and TEST your BMW E46 3 Series OBC Hidden Functions DIY
Follow me as I check my Battery Voltage to see if I need a new battery or
Instructions to access the hidden OBC functions:
1. Hold Trip Reset while turning ignition key to on position
2. OBC should show "Test"
3. Use Trip Reset to select function 19.0 that unlocks all the features
3. Wait for display to show "Off"
4. Depress Trip Reset for 1/4 second and release it
5. With no delay press Trip Reset several times to select one of the
following function s
BMW E46 On-Board Computer (OBC) Hidden Codes
# - example description
1 - Car Engine and cluster data
1.0 - 46nnn Chassis nr/VIN serial number (last 5 digits)
1.1 - 4nnn K-number
1.2 - 690236 Cluster Part #
1.3 - 045210 Coding (04)/diagnosis (52)/bus index (10)
1.4 - 1200 Week (12)/year of manufacture (2000)
1.5 - 09_160 Hardware (09) and software # (16.0) of cluster
1.6 - Not used
1.7 - 04__44 CAN-version (04) KI-revision index (44)
2 - (test) Cluster System Test - Activates the gauge drivers,
indicators and LEDs to confirm function
3 - SI Data
3.0 - 1098 Used fuel in liters since last SI (Service Inspection)
3.1 - 0231 Periodic inspection days; elapsed days (since last SI)
4 - Momentary Consumption
4.0 - 0145+ Instant fuel consumption - 0145=14.5 liters/100km
4.1 - 0018 Instant fuel consumption - 0018=1.8 l/Hour
5 - Distance Gone Consumption
5.0 - 082 Average mileage; 082=8.2 liters/100km
5.1 - 0536 Calc. km to refuel (momentary distance to go)
6 - Fuel Level sensor inputs in liters
6.0 - 109330+ Fuel level averaged; Left half sensor input=10.9 liters;
Right sensor input=33.0 liters
6.1 - 0439+ Total tank level averaged; vlgs 6.0: 10.9+33.0=43.9 liters
6.2 - 0442+ Indicated value (44.2) and tank phase
7 - Temperature and Speed
7.0 - 021+ Coolant/Engine temperature (2.1C)
7.1 - 130 Ambient/Outside temperature - chg met 5 pts. 125/130/135
7.2 - + Engine speed / Current RPMs 1/min
7.3 - + Vehicle speed / Current Speed in km/hour
8 - Input value in HEX form
8.0 - 1d0+ System voltage ADC-Value Hex code
8.1 - 26C33C+ ADC Values HG left/HG right
8.2 - 0000 ADC Value brake degradation sensor (000=o.k.)
8.3 - 18C ADC Value outside temperature
9 - Battery
9.0 - 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
9.1 - 242013+?
9.2 - 074_78+?
10 - Not used
11 - Not used
12 - Not used
13 - Gong Test
14 - Not used
15 - Status cluster I/O-ports (bit codes) 0=low; 1=high
1st-belt contact, seat belt fastened=0; 2) ignition lock contact, key
inserted=0; 3) door contact, door open=0; 4) clock button pressed=0; 5) SI
reset=0, for reset=0; 6) EGS transmission failure=0
Status Digital Outputs (bits) 0=inactive, 1=active
1) Gong output; 2) Brake warning lamp; 3) Low fuel warning lamp; 4) EGA
lamp; 5) seat belt lamp; 6) manipulation dot
16 - Not used
17 - Not used
18 - Not used
19 - Lock Status; unlocks functions in range 3-18
19.0 - L-On/L-Off Unlock: press button when "L-Off"
20 - Not used
21 - Software Reset; reset OBC settings
00 - End of test
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We have seen lots of Angel Eye kits on the market in the past 5 years.
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Bavsound - Dynavin - BMW E46 3 Series Installation - Part 1/2
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Part 1/2: This video walks you through the entire process of installing a
Dynavin Head Unit / Navigation / Multimedia Device in your E46 3 Series BMW
('99-05). The process is fairly straightforward and should take even a
novice approximately an hour or two from start to finish!
Sorry we didn't film the relocation into the AC Controls slot. It's a
direct fit on other cars and almost a direct fit on E46, but if you want
it to be 100% factory you'll need a climate control trim piece available
from the dealer. In this install we did not use the factory piece and it
worked quit well. e46 is the only model that uses the OEM part and it's
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Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator
Is your BMW's window not operating properly? In this detailed video,
Bavarian Otto shows you -- step by step -- how to remove the door panel and
window, and how to replace a faulty or broken window regulator, saving you
hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge for the repair. You can
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Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
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In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to change the power
steering fluid and filter on a later model BMW or MINI. Follow along as we
replace the reservoir/filter and flush the fluid on a 2001 330xi,
The power steering fluid and filter are one of the most overlooked
preventive maintenance areas on most BMWs and MINIs. (Think about it --
when did you ever changed the power steering fluid on any vehicle?) On
BMWs, this system provides Boost not
just for the steering but often for the power brakes and self-leveling
suspensions, as well. Time and time again, we'll look at the power steering
fluid in a BMW or MINI and it is filthy! (Running on old, degraded fluid
will shorten the useful life of the steering rack/gearbox, brake Booster, fluid pump, etc.) The fluid should be
bright, clear red or, depending on the application, just clean and clear
One of the reasons this system gets overlooked is that there is no direct
provision for changing the fluid; therefore the job is a bit more tedious.
But it is not so tedious that it should be ignored. We recommend a biennial
(every other year) or 50,000-mile fluid change for the power Boost system. Additionally, most systems have
a fluid filter incorporated into the fluid reservoir. (A lot of mechanics
do not even know that this filter exists!) Change the filter when changing
the fluid. (This is also a great time to replace any leaking power steering
hoses.) There are three different fluids used in BMWs and MINIs; the
correct fluid is typically noted on a label on the reservoir cap. We can
assist in determining the proper filter and fluid for your BMW or MINI.
Fluid transfer pump:
Hose clamp driver:
Pig Mat, oil absorbent mats:
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Power steering fluid (Dexron-III, in this case):
Power steering reservoir/filter:
Hose and hose clamps:
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