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1996 318ti Lemons Racer, electrical issue

Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by juiceesq, Jun 27, 2013.

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    juiceesq

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    Hello everyone,
    Our lemons team is in grave status.....we are heading out of the bay area (Ca) tonight to go down to Buttonwillow Raceway for the lemons race this weekend, however, our car will not start. Been racing it for the last 5 months and overnight, its like a switch was turned off. It seems to be electrical and possibly the EWS II (wretched thing). Starter, fuel pumps and fuses all ok. The signal seems to get lost between the EWS II and the ECU (DME). When we hook up the scanner, its even telling us the key is not being recognized, so we even replaced the key detection ring on the cylinder.
    Is there any way to bypass all these modules and still have the ECU (DME) work.
    Dumb Lemons Racer
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    steven s

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    charlson89

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    Most of the time when we have those faults it is either the key bad or the module itself. It's not easy to bypass the EWS module with a simulator, just search online a lot of companies sell these. If your scan tool can do it try to realign the DME and EWS rolling code.
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    do you know any of the company names for a simulator?
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    steven s

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    OBD I or OBD II?

    OBD I can be as simple as a chip.
    OBD II looks like it does need to be programmed.
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