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Hello,and welcome to the forum.
The first thing to check is do you have a signal from the key?
The transmitter may have been damaged,and although you have a red light illuminated on the key when you press the button it doesn't always mean that it's emitting a signal.Most garages have a tester and it only takes a few seconds to do.I have heard of other ways of doing this by using either a digital camera or a radio aerial,but I can't for the life of me remember the procedure.Maybe someone else could help?.
If you do have a signal,then suspect the roof mounted reciever.I have changed many of these as they can be damaged from water ingress through the aerial.There around £60 from Renault and need to be matched to your key(there should be a paper sticker on it with a sequence of numbers that you have to quote when ordering it).
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo