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Old 04-08-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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Pissed EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

Yesterday evening went out to restaurant(friends owned).

she still haven't seen my bike. well , we come outside and she is "wow , that bitch is tall, blah, blah, blah. I want to hear her sound"

so i put the key into the egnition lock wait for the sequence and nothing!
EWS! and the yellow triangle come on screen. - FUCK!!!

i pulled the key off the ring, since it together with the seat key(it's HP2). tried again - nothing.

so i pulled the bike into the restaurant, and left it there for the night, took her SV650 and came home.

I'm going to try today the secong plastick key, and i pray and hope that it's gonna work.

FUCK! i hope it's not a ring on the egnition , cuz the closest dealer is 120mi from me.


Any of you experienced same problem in the past? any suggestions?
Thanks a lot!
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:37 AM   #2
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EWS is german acronym for the security encoded key and transponder.

Do you have a factory alarm on it? That could be the culprit.

If you don't have a factory alarm, people who have reported this problem before ended finding that the transponder ring around the hey hole needed to be replaced. Some dealers were clueless and spent much time looking for other things.. and in the end it came back to the ring around the key hole which "challenges" the key for the correct chip code to permit startup.

Let us know what you end up finding out...
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:40 AM   #3
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If the bike dudn't start with the plastic key and you're still getting the EWS, call them for roadside assitance and pickup of the bike.

I don't know if this will help, but maybe if you disconnect the battery for half an hour and reconnect it and see if this helps...
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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If the bike dudn't start with the plastic key and you're still getting the EWS, call them for roadside assitance and pickup of the bike.

I don't know if this will help, but maybe if you disconnect the battery for half an hour and reconnect it and see if this helps...
i will try the plastick key today, i hope it works!
yes i have the roadside card i will call them. i don't like the idea of my bike being a $20K statue in a Russian restaurant.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:52 AM   #5
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Did you check that the kill button wasn't on??
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:06 AM   #6
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Did you check that the kill button wasn't on??
checked it , i never use it, but i checked it.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:30 PM   #7
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Did you check that the kill button wasn't on??
The EWS message pins it to the immobilizer system. It could be the key, the ring antenna or the BMS unit, but the antenna is most likely. In a way that would be better for you (you wouldn't lose one off the ten possible key IDs) but it would sure be easier for you to just fire it up with the plastic key...

Heck, maybe it's a bad connection at the antenna connector.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:43 AM   #8
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EWS is german acronym for the security encoded key and transponder.
i know that part, and i hope it's a key.

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Do you have a factory alarm on it? That could be the culprit.
no, it's GS HP2, doen't have any alarms. i didn't put any.

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If you don't have a factory alarm, people who have reported this problem before ended finding that the transponder ring around the hey hole needed to be replaced. Some dealers were clueless and spent much time looking for other things.. and in the end it came back to the ring around the key hole which "challenges" the key for the correct chip code to permit startup.

Let us know what you end up finding out...
i'm afraid that's the issue(the fucking ring)
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:52 PM   #9
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I also own a 05 BMW530i. The dealer told me to take the key out of the ignition when shut down due to the computer will continue to draw and drain the battery............I wonder ?
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:58 PM   #10
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It has been mentioned elsewhere that large antennae near the location can causealarm systems to not reset.

Another idea was that there can be mobile phone blocking signals in gas stations which have the same effect.

Seems some guys have had to push the bike away from the problem location a few yards to get it going.

YMMV.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:43 AM   #11
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EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many miles did your bike have when it failed.

i'll go first. 000267 miles... (yes 267 miles)
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:29 AM   #12
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I seem to recall about 3 or maybe 4 others who have reported this issue, while it's a major inconvenience if it happens to you, it's not all that common.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:32 AM   #13
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have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many miles did your bike have when it failed.

i'll go first. 000267 miles... (yes 267 miles)
to tell you the truth i don't remember, but something around that area, since it was before my 600mi service.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:03 AM   #14
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320 miles or so for me
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:38 PM   #15
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have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many miles did your bike have when it failed.

i'll go first. 000267 miles... (yes 267 miles)
Got the EWS error just today at about 2500 miles. Luckily I was finished riding for the day and tried to start the bike to move it into the garage. I had been riding some fairly remote dirt roads today too.

I hope the dealer as the attenna on hand.
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