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I'm a proud new owner of a 2006 K1200LT...... I've searched the archives looking for a way to disable the immobilizer feature where I can start without using the button on the key fob. Anyway around this??
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post #2 of 14 Old Aug 27th, 2006, 9:40 am
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I found that info previously in one of the owner's manuals. Some settings have to be reprogrammed, via the key fob. I have turned mine off. Let me know if you don't find it and I'll dig out my manual for the page #.

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Thanks, Howard....

I'll read the manual again.... didn't find it the first time, sure glad to know that it can be done.
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I found this in the FAQ section. Not sure if it applies to the '06's.

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I found this in the FAQ section. Not sure if it applies to the '06's.
I don't believe it does. Nothing is mentioned about having to ground a plug, in my manual.

My '05 came with 4 owner's manuals. Pages 21-25 in the "Supplementary Rider's Manual -- Anti-theft alarm system" describe the default settings of the system. The last entry on page 24 tells how to turn the immobilizer off. I hope he catches this before he dives into wiring; it can all be done via the key fob.

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I have a 06 LT also.... It took 2 different BMW service departments to finally disable the fob so you do not have to hit the button each time you want to start the bike. This works much better. Bike starts with the key now and when I want to lock the bags and set the alarm I just hit the button.... My instructions were in the manuals on the bike. Good luck

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...It took 2 different BMW service departments to finally disable the fob so you do not have to hit the button each time you want to start the bike...
I'm hoping that was because this procedure is not something they do frequently. It took me a few tries to figure out how to do it, but once you understand what's happening with the reprogramming feature it makes sense.

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I'm a proud new owner of a 2006 K1200LT...... I've searched the archives looking for a way to disable the immobilizer feature where I can start without using the button on the key fob. Anyway around this??
The '06 programming procedure is at pages 24-28 of the "Supplementary Rider's Manual," subtitle "DWA AntiTheft Alarm 5." Follow the 7 steps on page 26 to set the options shown on page 27. Set option 5 (automatic immobilization on iginition off) to "off". Pretty straight-forward; I found it easier to do than the prior generation systems with the ground wire, etc.

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Yep

As mark said pretty easy, BUT you need to make sure your alarm is off before starting as stated in the manual. Can be tricky to get back to a state of changing the alarm to make your deltas. When you hear the beeps you know you are on the right path. I included some PIX of my 'of to see what cable you need to ground. I am not 100% sure its the same for 06, but you never know

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As mark said pretty easy, BUT you need to make sure your alarm is off before starting as stated in the manual. Can be tricky to get back to a state of changing the alarm to make your deltas. When you hear the beeps you know you are on the right path. I included some PIX of my 'of to see what cable you need to ground. I am not 100% sure its the same for 06, but you never know
Great pix, but N/A to the '06 -- all the programming is handled with the ignition switch and the fob buttons. That's why I like it more than the previous iterations.

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The only thing I'll add to this thread is this tip:

When it says press the fob button three times, don't stab,stab,stab in a rapid motion. Use a press, release, press, release, press, release. It seems to work much better.

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The only thing I'll add to this thread is this tip:

When it says press the fob button three times, don't stab,stab,stab in a rapid motion. Use a press, release, press, release, press, release. It seems to work much better.
+1 You have to press them slowly or it won't work. Figured that one out the hard way (my dealer had programed it to auto-arm - I don't like that).

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Thanks guys...... the 4th time was a charm! This has been the only problem I've had in the first 500 miles! I wish I had made this change years ago. I really can't believe the quality and workmanship.

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Thank you Mark!

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The '06 programming procedure is at pages 24-28 of the "Supplementary Rider's Manual," subtitle "DWA AntiTheft Alarm 5." Follow the 7 steps on page 26 to set the options shown on page 27. Set option 5 (automatic immobilization on iginition off) to "off". Pretty straight-forward; I found it easier to do than the prior generation systems with the ground wire, etc.
I followed the instructions as directed after you pointed out "what I wanted"! It was a snap to program. Today I didn't have to hassle with the remote dodat to switch off the immobiliser - what a pleasure.

Thanks a lot!

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