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    Yesterday I bought a BMW 316i SE Saloon which came with only one key/fob.

    I want to get another key to keep as a spare for obvious reasons.

    Can I simply buy a BMW Key/fob from eBay, for example, and then re-program it to work with my car? Will this work? I would rather not pay an arm and a leg at BMW dealer!

    Many thanks!
     
     

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    I'd like to know too, regarding my 1996 320i Touring. I asked BMW. They said £130. Hmmm.

    I have also seen this on eBay:

    eBay Item No.: 320324085716

    And also this:

    eBay Item No.: 320323752345

    Has anybody had any dealings with this supplier? Of course, you still need to program them and have them cut, so it's not ideal...
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    i bought 1 for my a4 tdi , place in southport will reprogram the key to the car ,charges a tenner ,look in back of autotrader you'l find somewhere local to you that will do it ,i got my blank key of ebay
     
     

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    Fantastic, thanks a lot!
     
     

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    As I understand it there are two part to the electronics of the key,
    1) the remote - this can be easily re programed from inside the car - try googling it and you will quickly get a number of responses that walk you through the re-programming sequence.

    2) The transponder - I not 100% sure but I understand that this was a government initiative taken up by the car industry to help reduce car theft (doesn't address hot wiring though). I think it works something like, the transponder has a code / number sequence and once the key is in the ignition the number is 'checked' against the immobiliser. If the numbers match the car can start.

    There have been a number of people who have bought an old key from eBay and a new blank put the electronics from the old key in the blank and reprogrammed the key only to find it will open the doors but not start the car. I have also read that the transponder can be re programed but this need to be done by a specialist.

    I am looking to get a spare key for the misses Z3 (hence the research) so would be interested to learn if you have managed to get an old key to work.
     
     

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    I think I will try out what t2myd has done with his key...

    I'll let you know how it goes...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogWeed View Post
    I think I will try out what t2myd has done with his key...

    I'll let you know how it goes...
    Won't work on your car because you have a chip built in the key, the cars security system will not allow the car to start till it gets a signal from the chip.
     
     

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    Yeah, you need a key with a transponder, like the one in the eBay link I put up....it still needs encoding and cutting, but that's cheaper than BMW, so if you need a key....
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    Great, thanks a lot all!
     
     

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