2004 BMW 325 REPLACED STARTER

Tiny
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  • 2004 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
I replaced the starter in my 04 bmw 325 ci and it turns over but will not start. I think it has to do with the alarm in it but have no idea how to reset it
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 AT 10:51 PM

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Tiny
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The problem might be the alarm, is it the stock BMW alarm?
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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I believe it is the factory alarm
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 AT 11:24 PM
Tiny
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Try disconnecting the alarm module. It is in the wiper tub, removal of the pollen filter housing and the firewall cover is first. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ET37&mospid=47720&btnr=64_0847&hg=64&fg=10

It will require a T-30 Torx driver.
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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Are there any other ideas just in case what about a system reset from the key
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 AT 11:43 PM
Tiny
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Turning the key to the run position is the reset for the factory alarm. The crank no start condition is not usually associated with EWS, it will deactivate the starter and the fuel injection and the ignition. Having said that, I would perform a scan of the car with the proprietary BMW software to uncover faults (if any) Simply replacing a starter does not seem to have these implications, it almost seems there is some other issue at play here. EWS is the drive away protection, it is separate from the car alarm, it reads the chip in the key and then a "handshake" is performed, when this is satisfied, the DME allows the starter to engage, fuel and spark to occur. All BMW cars in the 2004 model year have this, the car alarm does not come as standard equipment, it is prewired for it but it has to be installed and coded to the car.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 9:16 AM
Tiny
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Hey I put a scanner on my bmw and these pending codes came up #p1413 p1430 manufacturer specific codes and p2401 evaporative emission leak detected and evaporative emission control switching valve any ideas?

Thank you for your help
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/diagnostic_trouble_codes.htm

The DMTL codes are possibly a loose fuel cap and/or a tank vent valve issue.

Generic fault codes are captured in the link above.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the code info. I tried to located the alarm module with no success i'm unsure of what it looks like will it have any markings on it to help identify it?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 11:02 PM
Tiny
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65758383152 #4 in this link: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EV53&mospid=47725&btnr=65_0486&hg=65&fg=60

This is what it looks like, #4. It is in the area behind the pollen filter/fire wall cover, it takes a T30 Torx driver.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 11:12 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much I really appreciate all the info you have given me
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
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Pretty cool link too!
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 11:21 PM

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