BMW CAS2 (Car Access System) Immobiliser ECU Repairs
Have you been having issues with your BMW not being able to start up? Vehicle key not working? If so, it could be due to a fault with your BMW CAS2 Immobiliser module.
The CAS immobiliser module (transponder box) enables the start of your BMW vehicle, as well as acting as an antitheft alarm system. A transponder chip is integrated within each vehicle key, and a coil ring is fitted around the ignition lock. The transponder chip is powered by this coil from the CAS module, meaning that no battery is necessary within the key. Inserting the vehicle key in to the ignition causes the transponder in the key to be powered via the loop antenna, allowing key data to be sent to the CAS control module. If the key data is correct, an enable signal is then sent to the starter and the CAS module then sends the random code to the Engine Control Module (DME / DDE) where the random code is checked against the saved random code. If both codes match up, the fuel injection is released allowing the car to start.
Common faults associated with the BMW CAS2 Immobiliser module
When issues arise either with the CAS2 Control module or in the key, it can cause any of the following faults to occur:
- Immobiliser Fault Codes
- No Communication with CAS2 Module
- Vehicle Won’t Start
- Key Not Recognised
Unfortunately, if you wish to replace the immobiliser module, most workshops will advise to replace the whole unit because they are unable to repair it. It’s not possible to replace them with a second hand part because the unit will be locked to the vehicle it came from and unless you’re buying a complete immobiliser kit, you will require a new CAS2 module and the unit must be programmed.
My CAS2 Immobiliser Module is Faulty – Can Sinspeed help?
Here at Sinspeed, we’re able to fully test and repair the BMW CAS2 immobiliser module using new genuine OEM components and uprated components where possible to ensure each and every repaired BMW CAS2 ECU is rebuilt to meet & exceed OE specifications. All remanufactured units are returned with a Lifetime warranty and will not require programming.
If you have a BMW CAS2 Immobiliser fault or require a diagnosis, give us a call today on 0203 815 9441 where we will be happy to help!