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If the red light is flashing rapidly when you try and start it,then the immobilser isn't disengaging.Common culprits are either the aerial around the ignition barrel or a faulty chip in the key.
Have you got a spare key you can try?.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo