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      01-27-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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When I bought my car last year I got told it would come with 2 keys, but they said that the previous owner still had the spare and was looking for it. After countless phone calls they said the guy is still looking for the key (sounds like he's lost it to me!) does any body know what the price would be for a new key and the programming procedure (can I take it to an Indy to get re-programmed or is it BMW only?)

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      01-27-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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When I bought my car last year I got told it would come with 2 keys, but they said that the previous owner still had the spare and was looking for it. After countless phone calls they said the guy is still looking for the key (sounds like he's lost it to me!) does any body know what the price would be for a new key and the programming procedure (can I take it to an Indy to get re-programmed or is it BMW only?)

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is you car an AUC ? if so BMW will replace the key for free ? They did for me....
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      01-27-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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No it was from a local garage
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      01-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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did you get it in writing that there is a 2nd key and will be fowarded onto you?
If so go back to garage and.

going to BMW will be very
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      01-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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Give Orr take a new key will be around 150+VAT and is ordered via the chassis number, via a dealer you'll need to take your V5 reg document and a form of ID that matches your details on the V5 ordering time should be no more than 2-3 working days and its per programmed, all you need to do to get things going is insert the key and hit start(though you'll then need to set personal settings back on the car such as dash illumination as it'll be set to the same setting as it left the factory namely default).

Re the key situation having just come out of the car selling game(15years) a used car if supplied with one key is deemed OK to be handed over to a customer with just one key by the trade as a whole, having read your comments re the various phone calls made re getting your hands on the spare and pushing them to supply the key verbally which they promised, chances are I don't think without really pushing their buttons you'll see it, but imagine the problem they'd have if unfortunately you'd lost or damaged the only key you have.

A word of mouth promise doesn't carry any weight and can easily be disputed, the only way is to get things like this in writing on the invoice as it'll form part of the contract re the supply of the vehicle then they're duty bound, but usually things like this appear on vehicle handover when it's usually too late and wide of the mark verbal promises are made.

I was always if I'm honest uncomfortable with only releasing any car with just one key as I've seen the grief it can cause but as I've said on the whole the trades fine with it after all its a used car as long as it has a key it can be driven and used end of, though a BMW dealership for instance would have a different take on matters.
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      01-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #6
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My car only came with one and I recently bought a used one that's like new and then found my old 330d one which is even newer.

As I have the keys, can I take my car, V5 and ID to BMW and get them recoded and therm get the hidden steel key cut later?

Does anyone know how much recoding costs?

Let's face it, crims can recode keys so I'm sure BMW can there and then.
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      01-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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My car only came with one and I recently bought a used one that's like new and then found my old 330d one which is even newer.

As I have the keys, can I take my car, V5 and ID to BMW and get them recoded and therm get the hidden steel key cut later?

Does anyone know how much recoding costs?
AFAIK, one key can be coded only once.
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Let's face it, crims can recode keys so I'm sure BMW can there and then.
Those people can do it for you. Still, they need to change the chip in the key.
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Ive never given this any thought. Isnt it a case of adding another key to the cas ?
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      01-29-2013, 05:18 AM   #9
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BMW quoted me 164 for a new key.

Considering how easy it is to steel these cars I'm shocked that BMW still feel they can charge so much.
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      01-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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I'll speak to a BMW specialist then, I can guess BMW's answer, there answer would be 164!

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AFAIK, one key can be coded only once.
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Those people can do it for you. Still, they need to change the chip in the key.
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      01-31-2013, 05:29 AM   #11
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Do actually want a new key or just block the missing one? Free software and a DCAN cable can disable / enable keys.

I can program BMW e90 keys however its not a whole lot cheaper for me to do it as the blank 'virgin' keys are pretty expensive / hard to come by.

You can reprogram a used key but you need to have the ISK from the old CAS unit. Then you can unlock it for use in another vehicle.
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You can sometimes get original keys from ebay alot cheaper.
If the Mhz is correct BMW should beable to code it !
You would have to get the metal as a blank and cut though.
It's probably best to just bite the bullet with BMW as the key will be cut to your car.
Not sure if they charge to code it in the price. Worth asking.
I'd be on to the garage and tell them to pay BMW direct for a replacement key or give you some money back.
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      01-31-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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150 ish will do nicely..

i only ever had a single key for my old e92, and it was always 'oh i'll get another one next month' 3 years and 1 part-ex later, i never did

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      02-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #14
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You can sometimes get original keys from ebay alot cheaper.
If the Mhz is correct BMW should beable to code it !
You would have to get the metal as a blank and cut though.
It's probably best to just bite the bullet with BMW as the key will be cut to your car.
Not sure if they charge to code it in the price. Worth asking.
I'd be on to the garage and tell them to pay BMW direct for a replacement key or give you some money back.
Sorry this is wrong. BMW will not reprogram a uses key. The only way is to read the ISK from the CAS module twinned with the key. Without ISK you cannot do this.
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