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My remote key does not work on my 3 series BMW

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Re-initialise key, it just worked for me.Get in car, close door, turn key on then off, take out , hold top button down and press bmw button 3 times, release top button. You should hear door lock and unlock, hey presto. Didn't think I was that lucky and a bit embarassing jumping up and down on drive at 6 in the morning.

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Very likely the battery is bad, needs replacing. You can try to open it and buy a replacement.

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SOURCE: BMW 3 series 1999, doors won't respond to remote

this could be seen to be a problem, the servo in your door is prob broken and would require replacement. also if you take the inners of your door and check to see if linkage is connected. does the car make any noises when you press button or use key?

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