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Re: 540i Remote Control (Key) (archive)

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Posted by J. Calhoun on October 26, 2000 at 12:17:14:

In Reply to: 540i Remote Control (Key) posted by Ron Smith on October 25, 2000 at 20:47:12:

My 540 had a problem with the remote key in a parking garage in downtown Boston. It just refused to arm until I held the key 5 inches away from the mirror. Then I thought hmmmm, what if I can't get it to disarm. Luckily I was able to get it to turn off again by holding the remote right up to the mirror. Then I just used the key to lock it. I had new batteries at the time, and I have never had this problem before or since. There must have been some huge radio signals in that garage. BTW even if the remote refuses to work you can always just unlock the door with the key setting the alarm off. As soon as you place the key in the ignition, it recognizes the key code and shuts the alarm down.

Good Luck,


I am experiencing a frequent and re-occurring problem with my remote control. I will go several days where my master key will engage & dis-engage both the security system & door locks. Then for no reason it won't work for a time period, only to resume normal operation again. It is very frustrating. Any comment or suggestions would be appreciated.

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