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Hello all,
1996 P38, LHD, Diesel.
Situation: Remote was inoperative, so we used the key for a while, until I got round to replacing the remote receiver with a later (gen3?) one.
Reset the key fob, all good.
Whilst using the key, however, I noticed it was a bit 'notchy', and would need the mechanism replacing sometime soon.
Daughter borrowed car, managed to (somehow) loosen the batteries in the remote fob, and couldn't put it back together. I have since rebuilt the fob.
However...the door barrel seems to have lost the mechanical connection with the locking mechanism, the door doesn't open on the key, nor does it accept the EKA, for the same reason.
I can get the back door open, scarily easily!, with wedges and bit of wire, ignition comes on, but engine is immobilised.
I have a nanocom, but I'm not too familiar with what it can/can't do.
I'm thinking I may have to destroy the door card to get access to the lock mechanism, not a problem, I have another, BUT...is there a way to use nanocom to 'bypass' the engine immobiliser so I can drive the car home to my garage before starting work? Or am out in the open? Not bad weather today, but...
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Iain
 

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Plug in the Nanocom with the ignition OFF. Go to BeCM, Utilities, Disarm, type in the EKA and Enter. That should give a message saying code sent to engine or something similar and it should have turned the immobiliser off. The Nanocom documentation says that this will only work on a car with BeCM firmware V36 or later but I have a 96 HSE here and it works with that even though the info tells me that the BeCM has firmware V33.

Once in the car you should be able to unlock the door with the sill button unless it is superlocked so you can get the door card off.
 

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Richard G,
Thanks, mate, that might just get me home! I probably won't be able to unlock the door, unless the central locking will pop them all by lifting the passenger side lock button, I think the latch control rod has come off, it does nothing at the moment, though the back doors both open, neither front door does. No big deal, I have a spare set of door cards! :)
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Once disarmed, you can use the nano to activate the locks, I believe........Pouring with rain just now or I would go try it.....

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Got a break in the rain, and ran out to have a look....Confirmed, just go to BECM, Ouputs, Locks, and activate the unlocking motor from there. no need to destroy the door cards:dance:
 

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You can, BeCM, Outputs, Doors and Locking, allows you to lock and unlock all doors individually.
 

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Brilliant! Thanks, guys, I'll have a go at it today, let you know how I get on...
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Well done, you lot!
As soon as the EKA was in, the doors popped, engine started. Brilliant!
Car's home. I'll take off the door card tomorrow and see what the problem is, I reckon it's just one of the control rods dropped of. Well, hope so, anyway!
Thanks, guys, you rock!:thumb:
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That's why you should never go anywhere without a Nanocom in the glove box. You never know when you might need it.
 

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Great news!
Love it when it works to plan!
Wife and I were discussing this, and were wondering how Daughter managed to "accidentally" remove batteries from fob?
It usually takes heavy equipment and torque wrenches to remove the cover:cool:
Cheers!
 
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