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  1. 2001 E38 735i New Keys 
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    I have just been right royally bent over at the stealership.

    My Battery died about 2 weeks ago and the car wouldn't slave start so I bought a new battery from Halfrauds (£75 with a trade card). Went to fit it and still no joy so I had to bite the bullet and get the guys who I normally use to tow it and have a look. They initially thought starter motor but it turned out to be the key. They were unable to do anything but tow it to the local stealership. It was taking a while for them to get back to me so I rang them and they told me that the stealership had found the fault but had not bothered ringing up to see what kind of key I wanted so just got a basic key with no remote to replace my remote locking key. So I told them that I didn't want the basic key I obviously wanted like for like. I am really annoyed they didn't phone to check.

    I have just picked her up and not only have they charged me £114 labour they have also charged me for a key I didn't want. So in total it was £250 quid.

    I suppose the lesson here is to get a diagnosis done on any little faults early in case they become huge dramas.

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    Ouch Si, sorry to hear mate, they weren't very courteous then with their customer service, name and shame them

    glad your sorted though
     
     

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    Green Bower in haverfordwest I just don't get why it cost £114 for labour to code 2 keys
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  7. 2000 X reg e38 735i 
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    HI there im new to this but I have recently taken this car in as a project and They key I have Opens and closes the car and it turns the ignition on, but It does not turn the car over is this the same problem you had??
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    yes it sounds like it has got the same fault as mine somethingg to do with losing its codeing
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    Thanks sorry I havent got back to you but it sound about right Ive had to let it go sadly sold it on for a profit but I was gutted I was looking forward to getting it out on a gd Drive now looking at e39 523i but thanks anyway.
     
     

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