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    Hi All

    Can you guys give me some advise with the touring i only had one key for it, i have tried 3 times to get a key cut for it, but my mate, is having problems with the transponder, in the key to copy the code, from my key

    the code copies to the new key but does not start the car, has anyone else had this problem or what are the limits of the keys can be cut for an E36 with a transponder


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    Think a dealer job
     
     

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    Just adding a bit more to my last post. The imobiliser should have a rolling code so it changes each time the car is started. A straight copy of the last code hence not starting. You should be able to open the doors with it.

    Dealer keys come ready cut and good to go, not cheap though.

    If you get a key from a dealer take ID and log book.

    There may another way to do it but I don't think you will be able to put it on an open forum ?
     
     

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    The cheapest way is to buy the key from the dealer then take it to an indy to have it programmed to the car.
     
     

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    My understanding is that you can't get an uncut key with an unprogrammed chip for a car with EWS II from anywhere, frankly it's a bit worrying if you can!

    Please explain how your mate is copying the code to the new key and how you know the code has taken?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by surestart View Post
    The cheapest way is to buy the key from the dealer then take it to an indy to have it programmed to the car.
    You can't buy a blank or un coded key from a dealer.

    You can buy them on Ebay but they are not much use to anyone.

    I think when a car is made there is a certain amount of spare keys made at the same time.

    Some one correct me if I'm wrong
     
     

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    Thats funny, when my house was broken into and my spare keys were stolen I went to my local indy, he switched the stolen keys off so that they wouldnt start the car and told me that if I buy a key from the dealer ( about £26 ) and call in to see him he would programme the key to the car for £30
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by surestart View Post
    Thats funny, when my house was broken into and my spare keys were stolen I went to my local indy, he switched the stolen keys off so that they wouldnt start the car and told me that if I buy a key from the dealer ( about £26 ) and call in to see him he would programme the key to the car for £30
    I think I am missing something here. He programed the keys or the car ? and do you have an imobliser and a key which opens the doors. This applys to the op aswell.
     
     

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    Maybe if you look at the difference between his car and yours, about 9 years I make it
     
     

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    This all depends whether the car is pre 1/95 when EWS II came in.

    Pre EWS II E36s don't have the chip in the key, the immobiliser works when the car is double locked. You can get a blank off eBay, have it cut, and you are away.

    E36s with EWS II have a coded chip in the key. The chip can't be reprogrammed but with the right software the DME can be programmed to accept the chip, however it also needs to have been correctly cut to fit the ignition lock. You could code the DME to accept a key from another car, however the cut would be wrong. I believe there is a maximum amount of keys that can be coded to a DME.

    Provided you haven't swapped or tried to recode the DME the key from the Dealer come preprogrammed and pre-cut for your car, no need for further programming. I've bought 4 over the last few years for just under £30 and have never had a problem.

    I'm still not sure what Metroreg's mate was doing!
     
     

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