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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, May-21-2018, 04:33:02 AM   #1
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Default OEM alarm install questions

I recently acquired an OEM BMW keyless entry new in the box and attempted to install it this evening with no success. I really only wanted to have a working key fob and wasn't interested in hooking up the LED or siren so I omitted them and simply connected the black box to the vacant 12-pin behind the glove box. My question is: are these other features necessary to be connected in order for the system to work? I attempted the "learning" sequence opening the trunk, getting in the car closing the door, cycling the ignition 5 times, etc. however the fob had no effect after completion.

Things that I can think of:
- It's a Canadian market BMW alarm for '96 MY (My car was 10/96 build - MY '97) and may not be compatible?
- Not connecting the "single pin" connector (could not locate), LED or hood release sensor

Please let me know how I am screwing this up.
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Well for one; there is more to the learning process than you described. Two; not having the LED available to you prevents identifying when learning mode is active.
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Well for one; there is more to the learning process than you described.
Right, hence the "etc." at the end of the few steps I listed. Complete steps I took are as follows:

Preparation:
1. Close all doors, trunk and hood.
2. The security system must be in 'disarm' mode. The key must be removed from the ignition slot

Enter Code-Learning Mode:
3. Open the trunk and leave it opened
4. Open the driver's door and sit in the driver's seat.
5. Close the driver's dor
6. Cycle the iginition switch five times between the 'OFF' position and position 2, (ignition 'ON', all dash warning lamps will illuminate). The red status LED will illuminate continuously, and the siren will 'chirp; once, to indicate that the code-learning mode has been initated.

-Do not start the engine.
-The ignition switch cycling in step #6 must be performed within ten seconds.
-The sequence in steps #1-#6 must be performed within 45 seconds.


Register/Delete ID Codes(s):
7. Open driver's door, (remain seated in driver's seat).
8. Close driver's door.
9. Press and release any button on the remote you wish to register into the system. The status LED will shut off momentarily to indicate that one ID code has been registered.
10. Repeat steps 7 through 9 to register the remaining three ID codes.

Exit Code-Learning Mode:
11. Open driver's door, and exit from vehicle, leaving the door opened.
12. Close trunk
13. Close driver's door. The LED will turn off and the siren will 'chirp' twice.
14. The initialization procedure is now completed; test all remotes to confirm operation.

This is directly from the BMW manual that accompanied the system and the exact steps I followed; sans LED/chirp confirmations

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Two; not having the LED available to you prevents identifying when learning mode is active.
Right, is there any reason the learning mode would not be active assuming the correct steps are followed? Or does the LED / other items being disconnected affect the process?

The only connection I made was the main 12-pin harness; the single pin that was tied to the same harness i could not find a location for and the LED and horn were left unattached. Do you think it is a Canada/US thing or can my module be bad potentially?
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Default Re: OEM alarm install questions

There’s no issue with hardware.

Did you end the 5 ignition cycles with key on or key off?

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There’s no issue with hardware.

Did you end the 5 ignition cycles with key on or key off?
Ended with key off and removed from ignition.
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I would wire the LED in so you can monitor the learning mode activation (or not). The process is annoying but you’ll eventually get it.
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