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2001 BMW 540I remote stopped working
, Locked vehicle

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Customer: 2001 BMW 540I remote stopped working
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Locked vehicle with remote when I returned to vehicle remote not working
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello an welcome to JustAnswer!

It's possible that the problem could be on the vehicle but it's much more likely that the fob has failed or has a dead battery.

The first thing you'll want to do is check or replace the battery. The battery can be removed and tested with a digital voltmeter.

If the battery is good or the fob still doesn't work after replacing it then the next step will be to have the fob tested. Most big chain parts stores such as Autozone will test fobs for free. If it isn't transmitting yet the battery is good then it will need to be replaced.

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