Replacement Key plus programming
Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:49 PM
I have 1 x remote locking key for the E39 but nothing else. The previous owner said that there was another "simple" key with which you could unlock the door (w/o central locking) and start the car. Although after 6 months he has now told me that he doesnt have it the *expletive* man.
I have spoken to BMW and they can provide a new "simple" key for between £20-£40 and then reprogram the immobiliser to recognise only my current key and the new key for £50 (probably 10 mins work!?).
The question is, do I need to be shafted by BMW or is there a cheaper/DIY method to do this?
Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:00 PM
2000 523i E39 Touring in Aspen Silver, manual
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1999 523i E39 Saloon in Titan Silver, auto
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1994 E34 525i SE in Calypso - sold
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:49 PM
Silver '99 E39 528i SE Auto Touring
previously Diamond Black '93 E34 525i Auto Saloon
and Honda Fireblade for some fun!
Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:47 PM
There are total of 10 keys preprogrammed for EWS. So ordered new (programmed at factory) key is one of them and works instantly. Old missing keys can be denied from the list of accepted keys.
I'm pretty certain you are correct.
For remote operation, the key needs to be added onto the car
Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:48 PM
I didn't know if I could deny access to this key by another method other than BMW charging me 50 notes. I haven't got any diagnostic equipment for this car yet but this kind of job may be well out of its capabilities anyway?
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