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  1. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    I also came across the document entitled "OBC_IV_updated.pdf" that details the following Emergency Deactivation procedure: "Emergency starting procedure if the code has been forgotten: • Disconnect (for 1 minute) and reconnect the battery. • Turn the ignition key to position 1; the alarm will...
  2. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Right, so based on the following link that looks to be the most relevant page I could find, https://www.bmwtechinfo.com/repair/main/137en/htm/929.htm ; I would align with malfunction 3, meaning to check the power feed. Based on shark.armchair.mb.ca/~dave/BMW/e34/e34_89.pdf shared by "DaveW" in...
  3. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Hi All, Another quick update further to my last post above: - The OBC lightbulbs work just fine after a quick bench test hook up to a battery (however like a wally I broke one bulb upon removal so will need to get a another bulb now anyway - doh!). So... Re-reading the thread and...
  4. B10 Bi-Turbo - hidden rust is a massive problem in the UK

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    Crikey Dave that's a shame. Whole interior out is serious! Hope you get it sorted soon!
  5. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Hi All, Thanks for all the comments, tips, links and hints above. Very much appreciated indeed. Apologies for the radio silence; life has been a bit manic of late and not had time to work on the car until today (I've moved to Cornwall - car still in Surrey!). Today I can add the following...
  6. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    ...the keys look to be original BMW. Alex
  7. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Thanks; it was my father's. Be careful what you wish for re: leather - age and gravity can be unkind. I much prefer smatterings of alcantara, but that's a personal preference with car interiors... The car is based in Surrey. I'm based in Cheshire and Surrey. Cheers for the CPC recommendation...
  8. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Hi "de Witt". Thanks for taking the time to join in my thread and thanks a bunch for those handy links; most useful - thank you. From what I understand the OBC has an immobilising circuit in it (I found this video most useful as it gives a quick demo...
  9. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    ...oh and I forgot to say that the above post photo that show the two dirty white plastic boxes; these are the remote and other box that I found in the engine bay that I suspect was the garage door opener - a google search shows the brand either doesn't exist anymore or has moved into other...
  10. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Hi Dave, Thanks for the swift and helpful reply; appreciate it. Yes, will give more details of the car in due course for sure. To answer your questions in order as you kindly wrote: - I removed the inspection panel to the left of the steering column and did not find any random black wires to...
  11. e34 immobiliser help

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    Hi Dave, Have read your thread with interest. Glad you got it sorted. I'm currently wrestling what I think might be a very similar issue. Any thoughts on my thread here per chance...
  12. Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo: Starting Issue...

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    Hi All, First post from me... I'm trying to get an Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo started, but to no avail. Wondering if I can lean on the knowledge of the forum to help? The car has been parked up since circa. 2015, with the battery disconnected thereafter. When the car was parked up it started and ran...
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