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Replacement Key

Post by wlmoate » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:27 am

Hello all,

I would like a 3rd key for my 125D, is it possible to purchase a 2nd hand key and program this myself at home? Or are used ekys not able to be re-used on another vehicle? I am not in need of the physical key part.

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Re: Replacement Key

Post by spl23 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 pm

wlmoate wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:27 am
I would like a 3rd key for my 125D, is it possible to purchase a 2nd hand key and program this myself at home?
Given all the furore in recent years about BMW keys being reprogrammed and used to steal cars, I (along with most other owners) very much hope not!

You'll need to buy it from your dealer and get them to code it to your car. Even if it is still possible to code a key yourself - and I really, *really* hope BMW have learned their lesson on that - the price of the kit needed to do it will be far more than the price of a key from your dealer.
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Re: Replacement Key

Post by fez_7 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:24 pm

I would also be interested in finding out if there is anywhere cheaper than the dealership to get this done.

Unbelievably, I bought the car from a private trader who advised it came with 2 keys however the battery was flat in 1 of the keys which is obviously a simple fix. Having replaced the battery a few weeks later I was confused as to why it wouldn’t start the car using the stop start button. I then tried the actual key to open the door manually and realised the key is not for my car!!

So I now only have 1 key fob for my car as well as another for a completely different car. Is a new key fob from the dealership my only option? I believe they charge around £250.

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Re: Replacement Key

Post by Uncle Tupelo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:39 pm

fez_7 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Is a new key fob from the dealership my only option? I believe they charge around £250.
No, my preferred option would be to go back to the dealer who sold the car (advertised with 2 keys) and insit on the key you were sold. Is it possible they have mixed up the keys and the wrong one you have is for another of their cars?
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Post by fez_7 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:48 pm

Tried this. At first my calls and texts were ignored. Eventually I spoke to him and he is adamant it was only sold with 1 key, despite giving me 2. I’m currently waiting for AutoTrader to get back to me with a copy of the advert. I’m sure it was advertised with 2 keys so I’m thinking of possibly putting in a money claim if I have to for the cost of a replacement key.

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Post by Uncle Tupelo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:37 am

That's what I would do. I'd also speak the the trading standards team who cover the dealership's area. There may have been other complaints or issues.
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Re: Replacement Key

Post by fez_7 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:18 pm

Cheers I’ll look into that actually.

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Re: Replacement Key

Post by tyusaf » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:35 pm

When I was looking for a second key, I found BM Keys; lots of friends have had them done - about £100

http://www.bmkeys.com/

But my CAS was too new and he couldn’t code another key, so it was dealer only for me, £170


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Re: Replacement Key

Post by fez_7 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:57 pm

Uncle Tupelo wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:39 pm
fez_7 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Is a new key fob from the dealership my only option? I believe they charge around £250.
No, my preferred option would be to go back to the dealer who sold the car (advertised with 2 keys) and insit on the key you were sold. Is it possible they have mixed up the keys and the wrong one you have is for another of their cars?
Delighted to confirm this has now been resolved! After threatening court proceedings and him referring my letter to his solicitor, he has now paid BMW directly for my replacement key which should arrive tomorrow!

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Replacement Key

Post by Uncle Tupelo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:18 pm

Good result! 8)
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