EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by CarbonCat, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    ...and yay, he spoke and they did step forth and their eyes were upon him. Their ears were his. His words flowed as water, and lo, he said unto them......a bunch of stuff they couldn't understand.....


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  2. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    I like your style...some may question your actions but hey, ask NASA about redundancy. Besides, and I take FULL CREDIT for this quote:

    If it's important enough to have one, then you should have two!:D :rofl :clap
  3. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    :D I just received the Diagnostic Cable (tool) that enables you to distance the detached antenna ring from the short cable that protrudes from the anchored ring for better positioning. It's about 4 feet or so can be tucked elsewhere. Not sure if it's worth the 80+ bucks or so, but, what the hell, gets the dangling ring if you have to use the spare out of harm's way. Besides, helps meet my monthly sales quota at the dealer for useless crap I buy!:D
  4. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    OK...Long harnass..but why? If you carry a spare antenna, why have it hooked into a long harnass if you still have the original antenna in place around the key? If original takes a dump and bingo "EWS" you unscrew the housing, pull out the plug and plug new antenna into a four foot harnass?

    How do you intend to use the harnass?
  5. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    Phil, the harness that would go into the spare is short, meaining you have to tie-strap it somewhere near the anchored ring. with the harness/cable you can plug in and use your spare hidden somewhere out of harm's way? The anchored one is now, as it would have been without the cable is just on/off switch. Unless you are forgetting that we are also taping/tie-strapping the spare key to the dangling/working ring.
  6. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    What I thought you did was unplug the bingo antenna, plug in your spare antenna, start the bike...unplug your spare and store it away.. and drive on...but what you plan is to leave the spare on 4 foot harnass and store it under the seat? And then pull it out to restart until you can get it to a dealer?

    Wait.."taping a spare key to antenna" Why? Place spare plugged in antenna over old installed antenna, insert key, start bike, remove spare antenna to storage place...this is not a 'two keys needed' operation..one key is all you need..
  7. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    No Phil, the spare key is sending the signal and is now a semi-permanent installation; in fact, you can use the spare plastic key. The key in the true ignition now is the key that's only used as an old-fashioned ignition key and has no bearing/intelligence other than on/off. The hidden ring/spare is doing the electronics code passing. Ok?
  8. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    OK fair enough...harnass to under seat where spare key and spare antenna which is plug into Canbus which enables key in ignition to start bike...got it..more of a long term solution than I was thinking of...but on a trip it would make sense until you could get a dealer to install the spare [assuming #247] antenna permanetly.
  9. PRW

    PRW living @ 11.5740741uHz

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    Agreed Phil. I don't understand why anyone would want to leave the workaround installed as a permanent solution. :scratch

    I agree with the wisdom of carrying a spare antenna/key, but limiting it's use to conveniently getting the bike started and to the next dealer as soon as feasible, in order to replace the defective one.
  10. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Well, I'll bait the hook for you. That was just one result of many in a google search for Siemens EWS and BMW. There are a links that have applications to disable the immobilizer. SO, while this is for BMW and other brand automobiles, it is a Siemens ecu. I know the ECU Ducati uses is also used by Fiat in cars.
  11. Poolside

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    Redundancy. Which is exactly why Siemens built a manual override into the EWS/ECU, and that BMW ships from the factory.

    The '247 antenna just puts you on yet another highwire, waiting for the EWS to fail again. You know you'll never really trust the system.

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  12. Wallowa

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    Geeeez..You and FB purvey so much crap about how the EWS system can be overriden yet fail to produce the HOW..."check here for clues'; "I will teach you to fish" ...are you folks just rattling the cage for your personal amusement?

    If you have explict information on how to disable the frickin' EWS system on BMW bikes then state it; otherwise stop the phony cryptic posts.
  13. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    <BR>Siemens and BMW. EWS override.

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  14. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    OK I surrender..you got me..but you forgot to mention: "#247..the one before #248"..:lol3
  15. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Really?? :huh

    Show me ONE link that tells me how to disable my BMW motorcycle EWS. Please.




    I already know how to do it in my cars.
  16. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Siemens and BMW know how to input the PIN code to override the EWS on their motorcycle systems.

    The EWS override function is built into the ECU by Siemens. Just like on every automobile.

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  17. gary5410

    gary5410 Been here awhile

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    Just picked up a spare for my ride to Alaska......$36. :deal
  18. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    "Pre-owned" or new? Who sells them for $36? :ear
  19. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    Ya but, if I read that source correctly,,, (Siemens web tools)

    I can buy a lot of worry beads for a grand (US), especially if it's something that may not ever fail. :evil And, is covered under warranty. If I'm going to ride far from home, maybe spending less than $100 for piece-of-mind is worth it.

    I think I'll take my chances and just ride the damn thing. :lol3
  20. Poolside

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    The PIN code is on your plastic key.

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