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▀▄ eas | remoteKEY+ Convienence Module installation overview
Published by tom @ eas
12-08-2009
▀▄ eas | remoteKEY+ Convienence Module installation overview

Earlier this summer, we were made aware that 3-series/M3 and 1-series models with a production date of 3/09 and later were not prewired if the "Alarm" option was not specified during the ordering process. This is not new to BMW as e46 models overseas were subject to this in the past - however, most US bound vehicles were prewired.



This unique comfort controller can be installed by anyone with the help of our detailed installation manual. Installation requires little electronic skills and is done without cutting wires or soldering! The module comes with all wires and parts needed. No need for extra key fobs. Everything is done with the original key remote. The control unit was designed by our certified engineer, having years of experience on Porsche and Mercedes Benz vehicle electronics. It was developed according to all European and American (CE, FCC) directives and constitutes a state-of-the-art electronic onboard control unit. Over-voltage protection, reverse polarity protection, safety shut-off and absolutely minimal standby power drain can be taken for granted.

Product Features:

Individually programmable
Configure all functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our signature blinker setup menu.

Factory BMW Alarm Emulation
Emulate the factory BMW alarm confirmation door locking/locking chirps and blinking LED as a visual deterrent against thieves or vandalism. remoteKEY is even compatible for 3/09+ models not prewired for the factory BMW alarm!

Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.

Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it's original condition.

Remote window control
Open and close the windows and the sunroof separately by remote without activating the top.

Folding Mirrors
On models equipped with motorized mirrors (premium package), fold mirrors in and out by remote. If equipped with Comfort Access -door handles can also activate mirror folding.

Automatic door unlocking
Automatically unlock the doors when turning the ignition off. No more pulling the door handle twice.

USB Port for easy updates
This module can be updated using any Windows PC / Laptop with Internet connection.

Unique design features only to be found in remoteKEY:

- Fully E13 tested and certified: E13 10R-02 4133
- Ultra-low power standby mode (less than 0.1mA)
- InstallAID LED shows correct installation and status
- Intuitive Setup menu for easy customization

Models Supported:
2006+ e9x 3-series, including M3

Installation: While the steps are quite detailed, installation should take no more than 60 minutes for the novice installer. If you are not experienced with your BMWs wiring, please consult professional installation.

Important: Remove key from ignition and negative battery cable before proceeding in order to prevent error lights from appearing during installation process.

Remove passenger side control box cover to expose DME container


Noting positions of locking tabs on lid, remove hook and slider tabs and remove cover


Remove relays and connectors from DME grid and set aside. Connectors are keyed to go back in only one direction


Slide DME from grid and set aside


Remove grid from control box, some cables may still be fastened in place by zip ties


Cut zip ties with cutters


Remove DME grid


Moving into cabin area on passenger side, remove (2) torx screws in order to remove kick panel underneath glovebox. Location of 1st torx screw


Location of 2nd torx screw


Remove kickpanel


Using a thin piece of wire or coathanger, insert wire into opening at bottom of control box to allow easier routing of cable to cabin area


Remove fuse access panel in glove compartment


Route pieze buzzer harness from glovebox to bottom side of floor panel and prepare for routing to engine area


Grab connector (2-pin) from underside of glovebox


Using electrical tape, secure wire to the bailing wire routed earlier securely


Secured connector


From engine side, slowly pull on wire until connector appears on engine side, leaving enough slack in the cabin area to plug the remoteKEY module into


Using supplied velcro, apply to piezo buzzer


Secure piezo to clear/empty sport under hood. In this shot we used the location just below the negative remote terminal


Route cable from control box underneath grommets to piezo buzzer


Connect 2-pin connector to piezo buzzer, making note of color matching


Optional: Use heatshrink tubing to lock connectors into place. Electrical/Friction tape can be used as an alternative


Apply heat to heatshrink tubing


Connection tucked away under stock wiring


Replace DME grid into control box


Replace DME computer and return harness connectors/relays to original positions. Reconnect battery.


Access wiring bundle in glovebox. Connections are as follows: Red/Yellow wire - +12V power, Brown - Ground, Twisted pair Green/Orange & Green - CANbus. Pictured is pointing to Ground wire


Twisted pair Green/Orange & Green. There will be (3) Twisted pair bundles present, use only a single pair - do not cross between pairs!


Using supplied T-Tap, fasten over Ground (Brown) wire


Using Pliers, lock T-Tap into place over Ground wire


Repeat for Twisted pair Green/Orange & Green wires and Red/Yellow. Red/Yellow wire will require (2) T-Taps, a total of (5) are used in all


Using a pick or small screwdriver, remove AIRBAG badge from passenger side A-pillar


Remove torx screw


Pull door seal from perimeter of A pillar to allow easier removal


Remove A pillar cover


A pillar cover removed, showing airbax curtain and wiring harness


Remove access panel for wiring routing, this pops out of place


Route mirror LED harness through access panel


Pull LED mirror harness through other side (correct side has bare terminal and spade connector (pictured)


Plug spade connector to Red/Yellow wire. Grey/Black wire will insert into pin 5 of remoteKEY harness, to connect with same color on other side of connector (wire not shown in connector)


Pull harness through dash opening, preparing to route towards mirror


Remove plastic mirror wiring shroud


Access mirror connector and remove from disconnect from BMW side


3/09+ Production Date: Insert red wire of LED harness into PIN8 of mirror connector, Grey/Black wire into PIN9.
2006-2/09 Production: Remove wires from PIN8 & PIN9 and insert red wire of LED harness into PIN8 of mirror connector, Grey/Black wire into PIN9. Connect mirror plug housings back together


Tuck LED wiring harness underneath headliner routing back to glove compartment


Plug remoteKEY harness into LED mirror harness, note colors are lined up correctly


Plug remaining spade connectors into harness


Connect remoteKEY harness. Blinking LED will signify CAN activity verifying a proper install


Secure LED mirror harness with zip ties, taking care not to impede curtain airbag from deployment


Return all trim panels to original positions and tuck remoteKEY module/harness away in glovebox.

Installation is complete!
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By tom @ eas on 12-08-2009, 01:51 PM
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remoteKEY overview:



Windows and sunroof can also be activated independently and has no conflicts with those equipped with CA (comfort access).





Examples:
- Setting 1 allows remote operation of the windows and the sunroof by using the original factory remote fob: Press and hold UNLOCK for 2 seconds: Open all windows
- Press and hold LOCK for 2 seconds: Close all windows
- Press and hold UNLOCK for 5 seconds: Open windows and sunroof
- Press and hold LOCK for 5 seconds: Close windows and sunroof


Features:
- Full factory alarm confirmation chirp/flashing corners/blinking mirror/LED emulation
- Remote window control: One-Touch operation of the windows and sunroof with the original remote on all models (US and Euro)
- Automatic door unlocking when ignition is turned off. Avoid having to pull the door handles twice to get out
- Comfort windows: All windows can be closed One-Touch with the wide "All-Windows" button in the driver's door.
- User programmable: The module can be individually enabled or disabled. All settings are retained even if the car battery is disconnected.
- Remote Fold-in Mirrors (if equipped). remoteKEY will fold in your mirrors on alarm activation.
- Shop/Diagnose mode: If activated the module is completely passive, as if it was not installed at all. It becomes invisible to diagnostic tools.
- End user upgradeable via integrated USB port
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By txusa03 on 12-08-2009, 04:09 PM
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cool mod and nice DIY. Question, for those who bought the alarm and installed the alarm but never get the alarm programmed by the dealer, will your module still work as expected? TY

BTW: you forgot the most important info...link to your website where this can be order and pricing.
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By tom @ eas on 12-08-2009, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by txusa03 View Post
cool mod and nice DIY. Question, for those who bought the alarm and installed the alarm but never get the alarm programmed by the dealer, will your module still work as expected? TY

BTW: you forgot the most important info...link to your website where this can be order and pricing.
For those that are equipped with factory alarm or do not want the alarm features - only the 4-wire solution applies.



This turns this type of installation into a 15 minute job as most of the previous steps are alarm piezo buzzer/LED related.

RemoteKEY modules can be foune here on the site: http://www.europeanautosource.com/ad...ords=remotekey
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By I335 on 12-08-2009, 07:38 PM
Great product - I love mine!
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By phattbam on 12-15-2009, 06:42 PM
so there's more than one model??
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By tom @ eas on 12-15-2009, 06:46 PM
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so there's more than one model??
RemoteKEY+ is the current model at this time.
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By phattbam on 12-15-2009, 07:30 PM
so it's the + model. cool...
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Sitting here with the mirror cover off. The connector on the BMW side has 4 pins... feb 07 build. Not quite sure what to do at this point.
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By tom @ eas on 02-21-2010, 04:37 PM
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Sitting here with the mirror cover off. The connector on the BMW side has 4 pins... feb 07 build. Not quite sure what to do at this point.
Most of the installation is performed in the glovebox, nowhere near the mirrors.

Are you using the alarm emulation features also or simply window/mirror features?
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nevermind. lol
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Just subbed in the new ones. Should I just leave the original two hanging?
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By tom @ eas on 02-21-2010, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TheAcAvenger View Post
Just subbed in the new ones. Should I just leave the original two hanging?
I'm not sure if I understand your question. Can you explain in detail or show pictures of the wires you are referring to?
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I'm not sure if I understand your question. Can you explain in detail or show pictures of the wires you are referring to?
Removed pin 8 and pin 9 from the mirror connector



Put in the pins from the kit. So what do i do with the original pins?
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By tom @ eas on 02-21-2010, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TheAcAvenger View Post
Removed pin 8 and pin 9 from the mirror connector



Put in the pins from the kit. So what do i do with the original pins?
After the LED pins are inserted into PIN8 and PIN9, It's a good idea to put electrical tape or shrink tubing over the exposed terminal connectors to prevent any shorts.

Afterwards - they can simply be tucked away.
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Awesome. Thanks alot for replying on a sunday. i'll write you guys a solid review later
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Hi Tom...what is the torx size on the lower access panel (below glovebox) and headliner? Want to make sure I purchase a set w/ the correct sizes. Thanks!
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Hi Tom...what is the torx size on the lower access panel (below glovebox) and headliner? Want to make sure I purchase a set w/ the correct sizes. Thanks!
Should be a T15, but any key set should have this included.
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Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
Should be a T15, but any key set should have this included.
Thanks Tom! I've edited my previous post since I accidentally rated it being 1 "expensive"

I actually have a 2nd question, hehe. This tutorial and the mods4cars online instructions uses an E92 M3, so the engine bay (specifically plastic frame and DME access) is slightly different. Do other E90/92s, say a 328i (E92), also need the frame to be removed as well? Thanks again
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I actually have a 2nd question, hehe. This tutorial and the mods4cars online instructions uses an E92 M3, so the engine bay (specifically plastic frame and DME access) is slightly different. Do other E90/92s, say a 328i (E92), also need the frame to be removed as well? Thanks again [/quote]

Instructions are very similar between the models - which "frame" are you referring to?
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I actually have a 2nd question, hehe. This tutorial and the mods4cars online instructions uses an E92 M3, so the engine bay (specifically plastic frame and DME access) is slightly different. Do other E90/92s, say a 328i (E92), also need the frame to be removed as well? Thanks again [/quote]

Instructions are very similar between the models - which "frame" are you referring to?
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Instructions are very similar between the models - which "frame" are you referring to?
I actually figured out the answer to my own question

Thanks for your assistance though Tom!
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