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Smart start wont start the car, BMW X6 2011, Today i try to

Customer Question

Smart start wont start the car
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: BMW X6 2011
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Today i try to start the car from remote and nothing happend the parking lights flash 5 times
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I dont know
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I dont have a bmw spare key ,i only start the car from remote and from my iphone via an viper app
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 6 months ago.

Try bringing the key fob close to the steering column, it should be able to sense it and allow an engine start.

If that doesn't work then there is a fault with the car's ignition system and not the key fob.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I dont have a key fob ,it is connected to the viper alarm somewere under the pedals.I ussualy start the car from the viper remote smart start.When i tryed to start the car the red led was on on the remote as it was a fault and the parking lights flashed 5 times wich means foot brake is on and must be relised but my car is automatic so i dont know what to do.Any other sugestions.Tanks
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 6 months ago.

Was the battery disconnected at all before these problems started?

Have you tried resetting the system using the valet switch?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The battery wasnt disconnected before,and i dont have a valet switch button ,please be more explicit when you ask questions.tanks