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    Hi,

    I bought a used BMW Key Fob (3 buttons - LOCK UNLOCK BOOT) from ebay.
    How could i re-program it to suite my car?

    Is it possible do it myself without re-program it at dealer?

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    im also interested in this as i have the old style key and want teh facelift e46 key as its loads nicer
     
     

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    You can't without purchasing the immobiliser to match the transponder chip or buying a new key from the stealers.
     
     

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    If it is the key in the pic below, then you might as well bin it because it is not re-programmable. The transponder is coded to the car if it has been used.

     
     

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    oh no...

    http://www.programyourkeys.com/BMW_3...ogramming.html

    this method doesnt work???


    what if buy a brand new?
    can it program in the slot?
     
     

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    That method is for older keys. Unfortunately, new keys need to be programmed by the dealer's specialist equipment.
     
     

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    anyone knwo how much the dealer charges as i wnat the newer e46 key so guessign tis just the transponder and the alarm that need programing can get a key cheap off the bay but want ot make sure its not silly money to have it done as i only have 1 key for mine so want to keep the old one as a spare
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingz999 View Post
    anyone knwo how much the dealer charges as i wnat the newer e46 key so guessign tis just the transponder and the alarm that need programing can get a key cheap off the bay but want ot make sure its not silly money to have it done as i only have 1 key for mine so want to keep the old one as a spare
    Circa £80-£100
     
     

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