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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: BMW
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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I have a 2000 E38 7 series. changed battery and now need a

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I have a 2000 E38 7 series. changed battery and now need a immobiliser code,which i don't have..tried all according to mannual.. no there a way of getting a code..
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.

Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

The only way to get the code at this point is by the use of a diagnostic scan tool which is connected to the vehicle and to retrieve the code from the ecu.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

that's my problem. car outside house and no diagnostic tool..where to find at a reasonable price ?


Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
The best and most cost effective way to handle this issue is to tow the vehicle to a independent shop that has the proper diagnostic tool and not go to the dealer. Most mobile mechanics won't have this and the tool is very expensive.