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BMWTech Yesterday (21:32)
SOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE.
There was an announcement made to our dealership this afternoon that re-programming is now available for ALL models from 2005 onwards.
It is a 20 minute programming job that all main dealers will have the software for. The programming is also completely free of charge regardless of age. It adds a new layer to the encryption that is unaccessable to anyone except a BMW dealer.
It has been announced that work will be carried out ONLY when requested by customers, so don't expect your local dealer to be on the phone to you on Monday morning (unless you have already contact BMW customer services, at which point you are already on a "to contact" list).
Spread the word.