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Problem with remote keyless entry

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by Cristina Leon, Jul 28, 2008.

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    When I attempt to activate the remote keyless entry, 3 chirps sound and no locking occurs. At this Z3's last service, I had the technician examine this problem. He thought it had to do with the hood and the keyless entry functioned again albeit temporarily. I can manually lock the car. However the keyless entry malfunctions to this day. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks, Cristina
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    On my E36 M3, it will chirp 3 times when I try to lock it if a door/hood/trunk is open. Maybe your hood microswitch isn't working right and is telling the system your hood is open? Did he replace the switch under the hood?
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    I've heard that explanation several times over on the Bimmerforums Z3 Forum. Check the switch with an ohmeter.

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