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    Hiya's,

    Before i explain, if i've posted in the wrong forum, would a kind mod please move it , chose here as it made more sense to my just woke up brain lol

    T'was stroling through town, saw a timpsons key cutting/shoe repair shop, guy outside puffing on a ciggy

    Just asked if they did bmw key cuting and where to get a new chip/reprogramme/clone etc

    Anyways, to my astonishment, he said gimme the key i can check now, he said only one type is do-able on his machine

    Put key in the machine (key has button on it for a small keyhole light, no alarm as that's on seperate fob) he muttered a few words, be slim chance mate as we can only do the one type, well well, you're in luck, i can do it, will have to get part in

    Cost £35 that's whole bmw key and it cloned to my existing key (or whatever the correct term is)

    Really chuffed, and it helps a local small business out, and for me the price seems great too

    TTFN

    Tony
    Last edited by Defiance; 25-06-2011 at 09:38. Reason: spellingz
     
     

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    E36 from 95 has an EWS2 chip. If your car is older it has no chip at all in the key.
     
     

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    Hiya,
    I didn't know the type of chip

    I said there was a chip of some sort in it

    He checked it via a machine next to the actual key cutter machine, seemed to know his business

    Also, i could be cheeky and park in front of the shop, then if the key don't work, he can't wriggle out of a refund

    But from seeing him checking with what i assume is a chip-checker/programmer i feel confident, and again, for £35 i thought it was about time i had a spare key lol

    (got a spare working fob, not much good without a spare key in a lost-key scenario)

    Will let you's know how i get on, calling in tuesday or wednesday

    Cheers

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    Sorry to raise this from the dead but my e36 starts on a very flat key. I think its called the Valet key. Haven't tried it on glovebox but it opens all doors and starts the car.

    Surely that tiny thin key cannot have a chip in it?

    Please let me know as I need a spare key!
     
     

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    I'm not sure what the key on an e36 looks like, does this link help?

    /bmwkeypage.htmhttp://www.parsonswebspace.pwp.bluey...bmwkeypage.htm
     
     

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    yeah all keys will have a chip in it, or it wouldn't start car
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    Yer i have the same key mine is grey and when you prise it apart there is a tiny chip in it.
    Rich
     
     

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