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      03-03-2018, 02:36 PM   #23
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Strange, did they have you as the owner in their system? For me they had the previous owner's name still. Had to change it to mine before ordering.
maybe that is why.. How do I change the system?
I just purchased a Mini Cooper that came with one key. All I had to do was go to a BMW/Mini dealer to register my name with the vehicle. Afterwards I called the number to order another key. It was $245+tax. The dealer quoted me $350! Saved $100 by going thru the 1-800 number.
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I did the same thing and called the 800 number. They mailed me the key and picked up from dealership. Key did not work and car will not recognize it. I called back and 800 number / BMW key group told me I have to get the car to the dealer so the dealer can "sync" it.

Can you please share what you did to make the car recognize the key? I tried several methods I found online and none worked for me. Mine is '07 E93 with CA. Thanks.
Try inserting an original key into the key slot and turn car on then off. Then take out original key and insert new key and hold new key in the slot for 20 seconds. Then press start button.
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Thank you for sharing!!
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FYI: My post on buying a factory non-CA remote and cut key for $211.50 shipped.
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I would love to get a fresh key. Starting to get tired of my scratched up key.
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