Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Shutesbury, Massachusetts, USA
Been there while at the dealership!
The team at MAX BMW in NH made a mistake which resulted in a similar problem on my 05LT. Their fix was simple given it happened in a nice warm, well lighted, comfortable garage with every possible tool available.
Given all of that, the tool of choice was a set of leads for an AC/DC tester and a couple of alligator clips. This really is a two person job (unless you have four hands that is).
Under the passenger seat (yes you have to remove it, carefully push a long rag wrapped screwdriver in between the seats to "pop" the release. Be extremely careful or you'll be riding to the dealership to buy a new seat). There is a small plug, about 1/2" wide and 2" long, right in front of the coupling for the rear audio. It has two wires in and two out. Take one lead connected to your battery positive post (use alligator clips for that end) and insert the end of the lead to the right side of plug connector. Do the same with a lead from the negative post. You should hear the central locking try to activate or deactivate. The other person will need to push down on any of the locks at the same time. If this does not work try reversing the leads at the plug end.
This whole thing took about 1 minute while I watched at the dealership. I tried it myself at home in the garage to see If I could repeat. It worked! The main issue is, the alarm can not be activated. This "hot wire" will only work on the central locking system not the immobilizer system. For that you must have the fob. Good luck!
2005 LT- Dream Girl
2003 Honda Shadow