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| Originally posted by swall1965@Nov 19 2004, 01:52 PM |
Perhaps the first owner never used this key and it simply needs recharged. (Side note: If this is the case, this is an extremely is stupid way of key design - Has BMW heard of NiCad batteries before?)
| Originally posted by AIO+Nov 19 2004, 06:16 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(AIO @ Nov 19 2004, 06:16 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-swall1965@Nov 19 2004, 01:52 PM |
Perhaps the first owner never used this key and it simply needs recharged.* (Side note: If this is the case, this is an extremely is stupid way of key design - Has BMW heard of NiCad batteries before?)
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|I suppose if I have to purchase a new one, I will. However, I wouldn't be surprised if it will cost me $100+. Any comments on the cost?|
| Originally posted by swall1965@Nov 19 2004, 05:48 PM |
BTW, how do you like your 325i? Has the reliability of it lived up to the reputation? I traded in a 99 VW Jetta VR6 and I had several expensive repairs.
| Originally posted by Dirty_Tool@Nov 20 2004, 01:17 AM |
Warranty will cover the keys if 1 is bad. 1st try initializing all the keys at the same time. this may fix the prob.
link to key initialization procedure
I think the buttons may be reversed on your car from the 97' model that is described in the link (ie switch lock for unlock or vice versa)
Give this a try of it doesnt work take it to the dealer and they should take care of it under warranty.
| Originally posted by swall1965@Nov 20 2004, 10:25 AM |
The outcome of this car's reliability will likely dictate whether I purchase a BMW in the future. I learned a very expensive lesson buying a new Jetta, and I know VW will never earn my business again.
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