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How much does a replacement key cost?

When I got my 98 323, I only got one key. I want a 2nd key just in case.
a. How much will the dealer charge me for a new key?

b. Is there anyone else that can make a key cheaper? I know the local auto parts stores only have old style key machines.

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The keys are laser cut so very few people can cut them. Also the keys have a chip in them which is required for the ignition to work. Your best option is going to the dealer. My key was $75. The ones with the light are at least $100.


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The keys are laser cut so very few people can cut them. Also the keys have a chip in them which is required for the ignition to work. Your best option is going to the dealer. My key was $75. The ones with the light are at least $100.
Does the Dealer actually cut them on site, or do they have to get them from BMW?
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Their cut and chipped in New Jersey and overnight couriered to the dealership. Which explains part of the cost.


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