How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Kenny Your Own Question

Kenny
Kenny, BMW Technician
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 968
Experience:  BMW Master Certifed level 1 Technican
14969438
Type Your BMW Question Here...
Kenny is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

1997 BMW: Just had the ignition switch replaced..Roadster

Customer Question

Just had the ignition switch replaced in my 1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster. The key entry system isn't working.    How do I fix this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Kenny replied 5 years ago.
What type of key fob do you have? integral part of the key or a seperate fob.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
seperate fob
Expert:  Kenny replied 5 years ago.

Here are the instructions. You will need to follow them precisely to work.

Preparation
1. Close all doors, trunk, and hood.
2. The security system must be in 'disarm' mode. The key must be removed from the ignition key slot.

Enter Code-Learning Mode
3. Open the trunk and leave it open
4. Open the driver's door and sit in the driver's seat.
5. Close the driver's door.
6. Cycle the ignition switch five times between the 'OFF' position and position 2, (ignition 'ON', all dash warning lamps will illuminate). The red status LED will illuminate continuously, and the siren will 'chirp' once, to indicate that the code-learning mode has been initiated.

Do not start the engine.
The ignition switch cycling in step #6 must be preformed within 45 seconds.

Register/Delete ID Code(s)
7. Open the driver's door, (remain seated in driver's seat).
8. Close driver's door.
9. Press and release any button on the remote you wish to register into the system. The status LED will shut off momentarily to indicate that one ID code has been registered.
10. Repeat steps 7 through 9 to register the remaining three ID codes.

It is possible for the system to memorize a total of four different ID codes. As a new code is initialized into memory, the oldest code in memory is automatically deleted. If you had lost your remotes and wished to delete the lost remote ID codes from memory, you could initialize the ID code from a newly purchased replacement transmitter four times thereby deleting the previous ID codes from system memory.

Exiting Code-Learning mode
11. Open driver's door, and exit from vehicle, leaving the door open.
12. Close trunk.
13. Close driver's door. The LED will turn off and the siren will 'chirp' twice.
14. The initialization procedure is now completed; test all remotes to confirm operation

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I DID NOT ACCEPT THIS ANSWER AND MY CHECKING ACCOUNT HAS BEEN DEBITED $9.00 ! How dare you!!! The answer did not work, in fact I have had 3 different people try it and to no avail. I DID NOT ACCEPT THIS ANSWER TO MY PROBLEM!
Expert:  Kenny replied 5 years ago.
I will opt out, maybe someone else can help you. Good luck.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It's not you I am upset with. It's just that I did not accept the answer and I was charged anyway! I have no idea why your answer didn't work, it just didn't.
Expert:  Kenny replied 5 years ago.
It could be a faulty module.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Roger

    BMW Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2906
    10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Guest/2008-02-15_191551_avatar.jpg Roger's Avatar

    Roger

    BMW Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2906
    10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EU/eurotec/2012-6-11_13153_mpjaphoto.64x64.JPG Marty's Avatar

    Marty

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    406
    ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DA/dansciol/2012-7-7_16177_danpic.64x64.jpeg bimmaster's Avatar

    bimmaster

    BMW Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1817
    3 years dealer experience, master bmw tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bmwmaster/2009-05-09_062111_avitar.jpg Sam's Avatar

    Sam

    BMW Master technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1043
    BMW S.T.E.P. graduate, 10 years BMW dealership experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/hondatrx450/2010-01-18_231606_stuff_092.JPG mike's Avatar

    mike

    BMW Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    694
    bmw master tech ase certified
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/caprio23/2011-12-13_155550_20111213105344.64x64.jpg Anthony's Avatar

    Anthony

    BMW Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    628
    ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bmwbum01/2009-12-28_205712_germany2000.jpg Thebmwbum's Avatar

    Thebmwbum

    BMW Foreman

    Satisfied Customers:

    533
    31 years BMW Experience