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e32 750iL Calypso Red

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I understand it’s my car but I don’t want to wreck it. I value any opinions good or bad :D. With my other cars I’ve knew exactly what I wanted. This is totally different though. It’s more special than the others and feel like it deserves to be done right 

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Gorgeous car and project; very jealous ;) 

 

I agree that 17" Style 5s or similar would suit the car best. A suspension refresh and maybe a touch lower, but not too much. It's a waft-bus at the end of the day, not a B-Road hoonigan ;) 

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Need some help guys

Car is still in storage, but tonight I went to show it to my mechanic, as he called round and when I re connected the battery the alarm went off 

 

Anyway, the remote locking doesn’t work and I can’t unlock/lock the car with the drivers door, just the passenger side. I’m sure I left it unlocked the last time I left it 

 

As soon as I connect the battery the hazards come on and then the penetrating horn starts! 

 

I think its it’s time to fix the drivers side door locking problem so if I could get some help on that first and hopefully that resolves the alarm issue

 

Car wouldn’t fire with the alarm going off, I’m guessing that’s the immobiliser ?

 

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Update 

Once a disconnected battery is reconnected on an e32 the alarm goes off

 

Because my car has 302 * Remote Control Anti-Theft it has an external remote fob 

This fob is pictured below and guess what, it’s lost 

 

So I need to get one of bmw but until then I need to disarm the alarm siren by a special key, which I’m hoping I have as the car came with loads.

The siren is reportedly hidden beside the wiper blade motor 

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The small key in the pics below is the one used to deactivate the alarm siren in my last E34, which was a 1994 car. 

 

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you won't be able to get a replacement remote fob from BMW for that system now.  You might be able to pick up a fob like that, but it would need to be coded to your car, and without a fob to copy, that would be impossible.

 

I MIGHT have a solution for you though.  I THINK I have a control unit somewhere for one of these systems, together with a working fob - should be a straightforward plug and play replacement for yours.  If you would like me to hunt around and see, let me know.

 

 

 

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Also - the siren unit will probably be similar to the one you can just about see in this pic, behind the air filter housing :  

 

 

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Ok - I looked out these parts. According to RealOEM, this control unit was the one fitted to your car back in the day - some pics below to illustrate. 

 

The remote fob that has been glued to a leather key ring is a match for the control unit, similar to the one which in your car is probably mounted under the rear seat. It works. 

 

The other two fobs are also fully functional, but do not match the unit. They could either be used to reshell the good one, or reprogrammed to work with the unit. There is a guide on how to do this somewhere on this forum - and you can do it yourself if you’re handy with a soldering iron. 

 

Drop me a pm if this interests you. 

 

 

 

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