Z3 3G EWS Sound Codes / replacement fob

Richardrix

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Hi, new to Z3 ownership. Have a 1997 1.9. When I stop my car and take out the key, the alarm seems to make a noise, it sounds 3 times. I don't have a fob to set or clear the alarm. Does anyone know where I can find out what the alarm sounds mean? Do you know if it is possible to get a replacement fob to enable me to use the alarm or should it be set/unset when I lock/unlock the car with the central locking? Thanks.
 

Geoff Crispin

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Hi & welcome, where are you based ? My 1.9 makes three bleeps when I take the key out but not on my 3.0L
Post on the wanted section for a FOB and search on Ebay but make sure that the FOB is for a Zed 3. Geoff
 

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Hi & welcome, where are you based ? My 1.9 makes three bleeps when I take the key out but not on my 3.0L
Post on the wanted section for a FOB and search on Ebay but make sure that the FOB is for a Zed 3. Geoff
Hi, I am based in Sheffield, UK. The alarm light also does not come on at all. I am figuring that there is some issue with the alarm but don;t know what it is.
 

Geoff Crispin

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Hi, I am based in Sheffield, UK. The alarm light also does not come on at all. I am figuring that there is some issue with the alarm but don;t know what it is.
Hi the alarm light gets activated by the remote (FOB) not the key.
On old models the alarms were fitted when they arrived in the UK
 

Richardrix

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Hi the alarm light gets activated by the remote (FOB) not the key.
On old models the alarms were fitted when they arrived in the UK
So the alarm will not be activated unless I have the remote key fob? It is not activated by the central locking.
 

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Thats right
I have looked on Ebay for you and none there I an waiting for a answer from a specialist remote BMW set up to check and find out
I would suggest that you put a post in the wanted section of this forum for a brick style fob for a 1997 Z3 I got one this way for my 1998 and purchased a second one on Ebay/ A few chaps on this forum break Zs and may have one that you can re code to car, full instructions of how also on this forum
 

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Thats right
I have looked on Ebay for you and none there I an waiting for a answer from a specialist remote BMW set up to check and find out
I would suggest that you put a post in the wanted section of this forum for a brick style fob for a 1997 Z3 I got one this way for my 1998 and purchased a second one on Ebay/ A few chaps on this forum break Zs and may have one that you can re code to car, full instructions of how also on this forum
Thanks. Yes, I have been looking on eBay. I have posted in the Wanted section already. I will also try my local BMW breakers, Quarry Motors.
 

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Hello,

As Geoff has said the alarm is set with the remote - the key just centrally locks the car. Can you confirm you have a 3G EWS system fitted ? It could be an aftermarket.
As far as I know there are no alarms when you remove the key. If the system is set (via remote Fob) and you use the key in the lock then that triggers an alarm.

The following are extracts from 3G EWS supplementary manual


Page 4 - Activating-deactivating.jpg Page 5 - Optical Functional display.jpg Page  6 - Alarm shutdown & panic button.jpg
 

Richardrix

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Hello,

As Geoff has said the alarm is set with the remote - the key just centrally locks the car. Can you confirm you have a 3G EWS system fitted ? It could be an aftermarket.
As far as I know there are no alarms when you remove the key. If the system is set (via remote Fob) and you use the key in the lock then that triggers an alarm.

The following are extracts from 3G EWS supplementary manual


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It is the BMW car alarm fitted. I don;t have a key fob.
 

Geoff Crispin

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Interested in a used one. I hope then that I can sync that up to my unit.
For a used one keep checking EBay & breakers
Full instructions on how to recode remote is detailed on this forum
Still no reply re new one but if made will be expensive
 

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I know BMW provide this service. You need your log book for obvious reasons. Not sure of the cost but maybe a call to your local dealer?
 
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