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

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Posted by RKL on October 26, 2000 at 12:22:23:

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

I am not sure if this is the same problem, but I had an issue when the arm/disarm button was used, the alarm world set, then immediately unset. The doors would like, then unlock.

It turned out that the arm/disarm button was sticking. The carbon coated membrane within the key fog has a lot of "pocket lint". I cleaned the membrane and it has worked since. The membrane switch is similiar to any modern day TV remote control or even game controllers.

-rkl '94 540ia - Nikasil 94k,

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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