A few days ago, my 2008 R1200 GS was stolen in Viña del Mar, Chile. The bandits abandoned the bike after an unsuccessful attempt to start it by cutting the ignition wires. The Chilean Carabineros recovered the bike, but of course it doesn't start with the wires cut. After disconnecting the battery, I reconnected the two (red, green) wires to the ignition switch and the four (white/yellow, brown/yellow, brown/green, blue/white) wires to the antenna ring with temporary splices and electrical tape. The connections are solid. I reconnected the battery. All the lights work. The dashboard display seems to function and show correct information. But the bike doesn't start and displays an EWS error. I bought a new antenna ring at the BMW dealer today and plugged it into the CANBUS. But even with a key inside the new ring, the bike displays the same EWS error and won't start. The ignition wires were so mangled and smashed together when I received the bike, that I fear something more important than the antenna ring was shorted in the process. Does anyone have experience with this problem or have a suggestion for what I should try next? I'd like to attempt as much as I can myself before paying to haul the bike to Santiago BMW. Thank you! RESOLUTION: BMW diagnosed the bike and confirmed that the BMS-KP control module (ECU) was damaged by the hot wiring attempt. The antenna ring was not damaged. Others in the thread suspected this because in addition to the EWS error, the mode buttons were not functioning and the starter would not engage.