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      09-08-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Homelink Not Working When Car Off

Took my car to BMW of San Antonio for the 3rd time in 7 months because of a battery issue. This time they found the car wasn't properly entering sleep mode and the battery had a corroded cell. Battery was replaced and CIC "fixed."

This morning, all of my radio and satellite presets were gone, but more annoyingly, the homelink did not transmit a signal (red light didn't come on) when the car was off. I had somewhere to be for an hour, came home, turned car off, and it still didn't work.

Is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I have to take it back yet again (and they probably won't sufficiently fix the problem, again.)
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      09-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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the homelink buttons never work when the car is off. its a safety feature
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      09-08-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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the homelink buttons never work when the car is off. its a safety feature
That's odd, they were working while the car was off for 2 years before this event.
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Mine has never worked with the car off although I often wish that it did when I turn the car off before closing the door...
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my e92 and my new e90 both do not work when the car is off..
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They are not supposed to work when the car is off. Security feature.
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They are not supposed to work when the car is off. Security feature.
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It's lame that it doesn't work when the car is turned off. Our other car's transmitter works for a few minutes after car has been turned off.
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"car wasn't properly entering sleep mode"....

i just answer your question....
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It will work with the engine off. Push start button without foot on brake until you are in what BMW calls the "Ignition on" mode. This should take 2 button pushes - the first one is "Radio readiness" and then "Ignition on". In the Ignition on mode all electrical items in the car should work including homelink.
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Originally Posted by rja328: It will work with the engine off. Push start button without foot on brake until you are in what BMW calls the "Ignition on" mode. This should take 2 button pushes - the first one is "Radio readiness" and then "Ignition on". In the Ignition on mode all electrical items in the car should work including homelink.

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No kidding. Read next time u pull up old crap.
Car off-- OFF-
Engine off, ignition off.
Off.
The method described by rja328 works just fine on my 128i. Thanks, rja.

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