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      09-01-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Lock function using fob buttons... Not working after battery replacement (c.a. car)

I recently started a different thread about how my 2008 E90 M3 Convenience Access stopped working on my main key fob...

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295473

Long story made short:
I replaced the (non-rechargeable) battery. After that my key settings were lost, and I reset all of that using iDrive.

Unfortunately, there is a new problem:

The buttons on my main fob will only unlock, but not re-lock the doors.
I cannot press and fold to open the windows, and the truck open button on the fob does not work.

Using my fob (in proximity) the "Convenience Access" unlock and lock functions are normal when touching the door handle...
But as I said, buttons on my remote stopped working.

My wife's seldom-used fob is fully functional, as normal.
It has its original battery with no issues.

Anyone know the trick to fix this?
I tried to put my key in the dash, but that did not help.

I assume "delete key dependent settings" will just zap my preferences, but not fix my problem.

Any suggestions?
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      09-01-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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That's weird man, especially when the other fob works fine. Can't think of anything to 'reset' inside the car. Must be some key combination on the fob itself to 'reset' it, or somehow you messed it up during the battery change, but how? The trunk could be locked from your glove box, so check that first.
Did you try contacting a knowledgeable SA at your dealer? You could also send a PM to BMWMD here and I'm sure he'd find out for you. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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Because the convenience access is working, it is not "mission critical".
I was hoping to benefit from someone else's past experience here.
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Did you try inserting the fob into the ignition and drive around for a bit? That may relink the two better.
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Yes, it did not fix the situation.
On the plus side I did see an alleged 160mph on the PA Turnpike last night. The car was happy to be getting a snout full of cooler air.
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I am betting you spilled something on your fob which has ruined the contacts on the lock and trunk buttons.
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That would be a reasonable theory, but it didn't happen. I'm too OCD for that.

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Update:

The dealer replaced my fob under warranty - swapping the actual key insert.
All fixed.
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I am betting you spilled something on your fob
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That would be a reasonable theory, but it didn't happen. I'm too OCD for that.
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Update: dealer replaced my fob under warranty. All fixed.
Based on your resolution, quackbury might be right. How about bodily fluids?

Seriously, glad to hear it's solved. Take care.
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