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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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Got the car running again. I removed the fuse from the DWS unit which disarmed the immobiliser. Still haven't got to the bottom of it but I'm working with a few guys on an American forum and Mark who are a great help. At least now the car starts and locks/unlocks. Im not sure if there's any disadvantages to having no DWS module

 

On a different note, I bought this plate today. Im thinking of getting pressed plates for the car. Should make it a bit more unique

 

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Absolutely nothing has happened to the 750 since. The 740 has got whatever attention I have outside of exams! It’s just loving life in the shed 

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I think/hope I've settled on my wheel choice of using the parallels of my e38 when the 21 alpinas are put back on for the summer, and will stay on as I won’t be using the 740 as a daily after the summer 

 

So I was planning on putting low profile tyres on the parallels and getting them diamond cut with no lacquer. That along with spacers and a slight drop in the suspension should leave the 750 sitting how I want it

 

Contemplated doing a 3 piece style 5 conversion, but I’m not in love with the wheels enough to pour in £2500 when I could have pretty much any other wheel I liked for that sort of money 

 

This blue alpina keeps catching my eye and make me doubt my wheel plans though. If I thought I could get my car to sit with the same stance I’d buy a set of 20 soft lines and do it, but something tells me it’s photoshopped because it looks too good to be true.. I’m also doubting if they are 20” softlines, they may be 18s (what do you think?), either way it looks fantastic 

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Very briefly; it is photo-shopped, they are Classics not Softlines, and the biggest you want on an E32 are 18's at a push.

 

You can get 18" Classics which will bolt onto the E32 but they were only made for the E31 and the last second hand set I saw for sale were c£4000.

 

 

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E31 Classics are 9x18 front and 10.5x18 rear; they will on E31, E32 and an E34 that has E32 rear trailing arms fitted (such as the M5 and B10 BiTurbo).

 

They won't fit on an E24, E28  without extensive work.

 

I have a square set (all 9x18, plus a spare) on my E34 Touring; the dish on the 9x18's is greater than the dish on any of the different width E31/32/34 17" wheels which come in 8, 8.5, 9.5 and 10 inch widths. The dish on the 10.5x18 rears is just over 3 inches.

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They are a very pretty wheel, I bet they look great on your touring. It’s a pity they have become unobtainable but there are plenty of other options out there. 

Even 18inch softlines would look nice. I’d love to try a set on

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