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    Got a 318i SE (E46) and unfortunately we only have one key (not uncommon - only have one with the ST200).

    Anyhow, the key has a mashed "Lock" button and there is a seperate BMW fo (but no blade in it) which we use to lock/unlock the car.

    First question is: Can we get a replacement second key, and if so where from/how much?

    Second Question is: If we press "Unlock" once, the car unlocks but the drivers window goes down. If we press it twice, the ar unlocks and the windows stay up. Is there a way to fix this?

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    Hi. A new key will cost £90-£100, anything needing programmed into key will cost, phone dealer for prices. Jim
    The older I get the wrong bit gets stiff !!
     
     

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    Jesus thats expensive for a key. I thought Ford's were expensive. Ah well, suppose that's what you get with a Beemer lol.

    Any ideas on the window issue??
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    If it is the older shape key (not the diamond shape) you might be able to get a new rubber key pad from Ebay. Be aware that ebay blank keys can not be coded to your engine imobiliser.
     
     

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    the window issue may be a low battery? i bought this for my e39 as my buttons were mullered.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-KEY-FOB-RE...#ht_500wt_1069

    depends what type of fob you have.

    Think you can get a key from BMW for £85. Which isnt too bad my mum had to get one for her saab and it was £130
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    so would that be the same price for a normal key with no chip in it for a e36?


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    when you buy a key from the dealer they will code everything into it for you. I.e immobiliser windows up/down bootlid pop etc
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    the only key i have is a non immob key no chip just a plain key so would it be cheaper for that kind?


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    Sorry it's been so long:

    It's the older shaped key. When we got the car we have a single key with mullered buttons on, and a key with OK buttons but no blade. We have to use the key with no blade to unlock the car and the blade to start it.

    Had a similar problem when we got a Range Rover with about 8 keys and fobs.

    I think the problem lies with one of the previous owners messing around and cutting corners, so I am unsure if the one with the blade is even coded to the immobiliser as the other is on the keyring (may test this by removing the remote fob before starting the car :/)

    Eitherway, I think a trip to BMW is in order for it. I am anxious about replacing the battery in the one fob we have that works and it losing it's coding at the moment :(
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