Question about 1997 BMW 328
BMW E36 immobilizer Hope the following will help. Had similar problems. The transmitter buttons on keys is for central locking and alarm. Inside the key at the front there is a small electronic/magnetic chip that looks like a block. About 8mm long, 2mm deep and 4mm wide, not connected to any pc board. This is the immobilizer. It must match the receiver that is located behind the ignition switch. If it is loose and too far away from the receiver it won?t deactivate it. If you made a spare key it will switch on electrics but won?t start the car. If you don?t have an immobilizer chip any alarm shop will be able to program a new chip or install a new pair for your keys. There is a way to disable the immobilizer but rather have it fix and protect your car. I read an article somewhere (perhaps bmw e36 blog) of people removing this immobilizer. Good luck
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
Does it click when you start it, or nothing at all?? SOMETIMES you can disconnect the battery and hold down the brake pedal for 30 seconds and that will clear the codes in you computer. since its a bmr, check witht the owners manuals prior to doing this
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
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