EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

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

  1. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    it wouldn't do you any good...
    once the new one is installed by your dealer (the old one needs to be DRILLED OUT).... it has to be "ACTIVATED" by the shops computer

    ain't technology grand? :D
  2. adamr

    adamr Been here awhile

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    Ahh but then I wouldn't have to wait weeks for a new one.... like I am right now.
  3. BriKielyGSman

    BriKielyGSman BigBadBri

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    I met Larry at the BMW dealer in Edmonton. On his way back from Alaska, his EWS warning came up on his display and he wasn't going any further. Cost him $900 to get his bike hauled to the nearest BMW dealer. He camped overnight right on the property and was ready to go by 10 AM the next morning.

    The part is very easy to replace- does not need programming and cost is about $200.

    I have already ordered mine to keep it handy just in case. May come in especially handy in remote areas

    Also know that the stock bolts that hold this thing in are NOT removeable- they need to be drilled and tapped and replaced with 6mm Allen head bolts. I got the dealer to do this to mine after they finished up with Larry's. Took 10 minutes and they didnt charge me for it. Good sports.

    Larry was a little peaved that he will be missing some of the July 4th celebrations-he was from Oklahoma I think.

    Thanks for the Tip Larry!!!!


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  4. gpothoven

    gpothoven whatever

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  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    your result is the VERY BEST WE'VE EVER HEARD about the Ring Antenna replacement.... most folks have been waiting >> 1 month to have THEIR'S replaced, because of the BACKORDER of the part from Germany...

    that $900.00 transport feel is crap...
    but, you guys were EXTREMELY LUCKY that the dealer you found had one in stock

    thanks for the thread
  7. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    point taken

    so.......
    how about a GROUP BUY on RING ANTENNAS :D
  8. BriKielyGSman

    BriKielyGSman BigBadBri

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    I asked the mechanic himself if the new ring needed to be reprogrammed. He said certainly not. You can order the part and carry it as a spare and install it when/if needed on the trail-IF you have the bolts pre-drilled and replaced already.
  9. adamr

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    adamr Been here awhile

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    I know one person who's interested
  11. gpothoven

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    It'd be great if one of our official BMW people could confirm or deny this...
  12. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    Correct!! and it doesn't even need to be installed to work correctly, just need to plug the new antennea in and get it as close to the key as possible and turn the bike on, start and go. Not a permanent solution, but would get you home without a drill or all the tools to do it right.
  13. Remy

    Remy Woe is uh a me bop!

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    Heh heh heh!! Now I need to order a spare key and a spare key ring antennae. Maybe they should sell them as a kit!
  14. gpothoven

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    Thanks! :thumb
  15. JcbKarl

    JcbKarl Been here awhile

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    Cripes! You're not kidding. Maybe I should do the same thing.

    How many miles were on Larry's bike when his crapped out? I don't know if I've seen all the posts about this but it was kind of looking like if it was going to fail, it would do it fairly early on in life?
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It "appears" that most fail sooner rather than later! But, no doubt as I write this, my 33K mile bike will fail on the way to the MOA!:uhoh :D

    Jim :brow
  17. GB

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    Bobby,

    Could you post a link to or a wiring diagram of where the ring antenna plugs into, or is disconnected from, just so we know where to go in case something like this happens to one of us.

    Thanks! :thumb
  18. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    of the limited issues we have had with EWS, they have been low mileage situations like under 3k miles on the bike.
  19. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    Next time you're at your bike, look directly in front of the key hole, and then down. the first plug harness you see is for the antennae. The black ring around the key hole is the antennae. By cutting off 1-2 tie wraps there is enough slack to pull the harness off and plug it into a secondary unattached antennae placed as close to the key as possible and you're good for start up. Tie wrap the secondary/temporary antennae to the key while in motion and you should make it to wherever you're going to get it fixed properly.
  20. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i believe he's wrong
    afterall...
    you have to have a ring antenna that recognizes only YOUR keys
    i believe it has to be activated....
    if that isn't true.... he's the only one on earth I know who has THAT information