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    Hi all

    Just wondering whether anyone can point me in the right direction to sourcing a replacement key for my e36 99 sport touring?

    THe previous owner managed to lose all but 1 of the keys so i'm left only with the ignition and locks working.

    I've read a few posts about sourcing keys from germany - anyone know where specifically? Also is it actually any cheaper???

    If not has anyone got a good deal from their local dealer?

    Cheers again!!!!

     
     

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    Usually if you need a key then you have to go to the main dealers and they will get one sent from Germany, should be chipped and all.

    Also IIRC, as you have a later e36 you will be able to have all lost keys immobilised from your car, they will open it in the lock but not start it.
     
     

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    cheers ronnie........good to know the old owner wont be able to get it if he misses it!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkesmith View Post
    cheers ronnie........good to know the old owner wont be able to get it if he misses it!!!
    It is , you can have upto 10 keys programmed for the car, before you have to have a new module ......
     
     

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    have you got any idea of what price it may be..................so i can brace myself!!!! lol

    i've seen from 60 to 90 per key.....but then also seen £30 charge for syncing...........which i then found you could do by the following:

    1) Get in and close all doors.
    2) Turn on the ingition and turn off quickly. (No more than 5 seconds) to start the process. Next action must take place within 30 seconds.
    3) Remove the 1st key.
    4) Hold the key up near your left shoulder (this is so it is closer to the remote reciever antenna - someone else suggested this).
    5) Hold down the unlock button (which is button 1 on my key) and press the lock button 3 times (center button on my key). Release the unlock button and the doors lock which confirms the operation.
    6) Quickly repeat steps 4 & 5 for key #2 etc.
    If it does not work, try doing the keys in opposite order. Key 2 then key1, vs 1 then 2.

    does this sound like bull sh*t?!?!?
     
     

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    I would have to look at work for the coding procedure.

    Price, not sure either

    Here's the key page from Realoem http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...57&hg=41&fg=40
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkesmith View Post
    Hi all

    Just wondering whether anyone can point me in the right direction to sourcing a replacement key for my e36 99 sport touring?

    THe previous owner managed to lose all but 1 of the keys so i'm left only with the ignition and locks working.

    I've read a few posts about sourcing keys from germany - anyone know where specifically? Also is it actually any cheaper???

    If not has anyone got a good deal from their local dealer?

    Cheers again!!!!

    I bought my car from a dealer two years ago. There was only one key, plus the valet key. The dealer did provide me with a second key for free, but did tell me it cost £87!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by killwilly View Post
    I bought my car from a dealer two years ago. There was only one key, plus the valet key. The dealer did provide me with a second key for free, but did tell me it cost £87!!
    Killwilly has the price pretty much spot on. Expect to pay around this price

    In order to purchase the key you will need to order from the stealers who order it in from Germany. Before they order the part the Dealer will ask you to provide them proof of indentity, proof of address and proof of ownership. Only once this has all been approved will they order a new key.

    The above procedure pretty much rules out being able to source a key from Germany yourself. The keys the stealers get are already programmed to your car.
     
     

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    ah ok, cheers for the advice again guys.
    looks like £80 odd quid it is...............might have to pull some favours in from a friend of a friend who works in a stealership!!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkesmith View Post
    ah ok, cheers for the advice again guys.
    looks like £80 odd quid it is...............might have to pull some favours in from a friend of a friend who works in a stealership!!!!
    He will know the score no problems, He might be able to do you a favour
     
     

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