3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I am a proud new owner of a 2001 premium sport 330i. I found this board and this is my first post. The car only came with one remote key. The dealer is ordering me the valet and another remote key and is having them sent to my house. What do I have to do to make the remote work, or will it work automatically?
i had this experience with vw passat: i asked for an extra to be mailed. the competent dealer set the key just using my vin, then mailed it to me, and the remote worked fine. no reason this should be different in the bmw...
i think they do not like mailing keys because people can steal your car this way by just copying the vin, it is open for all to see in the windscreen corner. someone in this forum advised putting black tape over it (apparently not legal in new york).
once you get your key, take it along with your car to the dealer and have them program the key for you. before you leave the dealer, make sure that it works for everything. i had a similar incident where they lost the second key when i went to pick up the car. the second key was ordered and when i went to pick it up, they only programmed it to turn the ignition, but everything else wasn't programmed. so i had to make an additional trip back to get them to program it.
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