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  1. 2001 E46 325Ci - anyone help with keys? 
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    Hey guys, got a 325 e46 Coupe,

    I only have one working key at the mo,
    I have another key which works the locks and remote/alarm but it doesnt start the car e.g. not on the immobiliser

    Is there anyone in the northwest that could add this to the immobiliser or possible work out what I need to do?

    Willing to pay, I would just prefer not to go to BMW for it as they were very vague about any sort of prices.

    Cheers!
     
     

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    Not 100% sure but think it's a trip to the stealers for a new key. they relieved me of£140 for a new remote key. Had no choice only had 1 key
     
     

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    Transponder problem in the key...wonder how it lost it's coding . If you have the old style 3 button fob, then open it up and have a look at the circuitry paying particular attention to a small black square chip which is your transponder. If it is the new diamond shaped one, then not quite sure with that one
     
     

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    Since doing the M conversion on my car I've had to replace two keys and one EWS module. EWS module required getting the car trailored to the stealers for programming to the vehicle

    I believe it is possible to recode a key with the correct equipment. Any good auto electrician should be able to do this for you
     
     

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    Yep. I think you can have the key recoded. IIRC it will probably have to be the BMW dealership though..or a tech auto electrical company...or auto locksmith.
     
     

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    hmm bugger thanks for the info guys,
    might just get the cheapest key cut you can, proably no remote buttons etc
     
     

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    Which key do you have?

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    2.ScreenHunter_17.jpg

    and if it is like either of these 2 then there's a possibility that the key has been immobilised from the system at one point, like if the owner thought it had got lost, the main dealer OR a good BMW independent with a AUTOLOGIC machine will be able to enable it
     
     

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    answer -> bought a new key off BMW

    it is a normal key without remote and was £20 only
    they also had the plastic wallet keys for £20
    or a diamond remote key for £100
     
     

  11. 2001 e46 key replacment 
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    another cheap way is to order a plastic wallet key from the stealers and remove the chip which is in the part you hold when you use the key .there is a thick piece of plastic tape that will peel back and reveil the chip.handle it carefully.open up your faulty key and change the chip.the cost is about £20 pounds.i have done this on my e46 328ci and saved £80
     
     

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