I have a BMW 325i E90. Recently I bought a remote on ebay for my car, but I can't find the way to program my car to open and start the engine with that key. The car doesn't have an ignition cylinder since you start the car by "pluging" the remote in the dash.
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Re: 2006 BMW 325i E90 remote programming
That remote you purchased, did you remove your vehicle key from your old one and insert it into the new one? At the back of the remote there are pinch grips, pinch and pull to remove the key, you should have a plastic version of this key for your car, in the spare in the glovebox, unless it has been removed, check also in the owners manual folder, if you bought this car used it maybe in there. If you do not have the kaey that matches your car to put in the remote it will not program to the car. Hope this helps, let me know.
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either the battery is u/s..or it needs reprogramming, i would do both anyway, just change battery in the key, then ( if you google how to re-program a 325i key) there is a sequence you do to program it to your car and it is relativley easy as i have done it to my 325i
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If your vehicle is an e90 (going by the picture) You need to start with the bottom of the stack (cliamate control) depending on set up of car. A credit card or similar push in at either side will release the units one by one
if your vehicle isn't a convertible and the newer model (E90) the idle speed should be able to be increased. your vehicle has valvetronic. It doesn't use a throttle valve in the typical manner. there is a motor that changes the valve lift of the intake valve (this system takes the place of how a typical throttle works); if you have an E46 the older style 3 series the idle speed cannot be changed. An easy way to tell if you have an E46 or an E90 is that you have a start-stop button with the E90 and the key is a remote that pushed into the dash.
Connect your old battery with another battery from another car (WHILE KEEPING ALL CABLES CONNECTED ON BOTH CARS) just user a bridge cable otherwise you'll need. a code to reactivate your BMW again. Try now to start your BMW engine. Now go to the nearest battery dealer to change the battery WHILE KEEPING YOUR ENGINE ON, otherwise you'll need a code to activate your BMW again :)