I have heard that only stealerships can do BMW keys. Is in not correct anymore?I email them on friday hope to hear from them tomorrow.
You can get a local locksmith/auto electrician to sorted you a key an programme it.
Average price is between 120-140 and thats them coming to you and deleting all the keys you don't have from the cars security.
Hmm, interesting, i'll try to talk to dealer first to see their price and then to key guys. I am getting worried to have only one key - if I lost it - it will be far more expensive to resolve.Ive got a local key guy that says he can do it they extract the existing coding and re code a eprom chip with it.
The Ewes unit is removed from under the dash and this is read and programmed also to accept the new key.
Yeah, ordered it from locksmith for something like £100. What they do - they remove immobiliser unit from a car and code in a key chip from used key of donor vehicle, then just cut blank and install PCB into it.. So, in theory, there is another bimmer with same key somewhereI
It’s good fun doing a key, I’ve done several. But not viable for a 1-off.
local dealer told me they can't do it, so I've done off locksmith. I agree that price difference not worth the risk, but I had no options...Mine cost £170 from my local BMW main dealer, this included them programming the key to the car. It was an interesting day as four of the mechanics came out to look at the car as they had never had a Z3 in to their workshop! To my mind though this is the sort of thing where the saving from a non-dealer is not worth the hassle and possible cock-ups.