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      10-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #10
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So it turns out that there are 2 part numbers for 2 different ppks.

The first is 11 12 2 219 487. This is the number that I was worried about. This ppk is preprgrammed from the BMW to your VIN. This ppk can ONLY be installed on your car, and from what I've heard, has a time limit as to when you can have it installed. After a certain period of time, it basically expires.

The second is 11 12 2 219 488. This is the kit that I have, and works the same way most of us thought all ppks work. This kit comes with a sealed red envelope inside, the contents of which have a code that is flashed to your ECU. It is NOT preprogrammed to your VIN when you order it and has no "shelf life".

Hope this helps anyone who may end up in my situation in the future.
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