The no start problem will likely require a scan to detect the issue. As to the central locking issue.
Back to the no start issue, the drive away protection may likely be the problem. It is called EWS by BMW. There is an alignment between it and the DME (motor electronics) that the engineers call a handshake, if it is not aligned, it will not allow starter activation or spark or fuel injection. To realign these two you must seek out someone with the proprietary BMW software. Dealers are not the only ones that have this equipment, call around. The two issues seem to be coincidental, and perhaps not related. My esteemed associate was doing his best, I hope we can get you back to driving soon. Please keep us informed.
Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 2:40 AM