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Old 01-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new to BMW, help with keys

I jus traded my old land rover for a 2000 528i. but it only came with one key/remote, does anyone kno what the stealership would charge for another key and remote. also, they remote part of the key doesn't lock/unlock any doors. I had the remote tested, and it is sending a signal. could it jus need to be reprogrammed or is the problem inside the car?
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stealership is going to rape you for about $200 on the new key....as far as the key that you have.....if it's sending a signal, it may just need to be reinitialized.....
insert key into the ignition, turn to the on position for 5 seconds then off
remove from the ignition
press and hold the unlock key
while holding unlock, press lock 3 times
release unlock and doors should lock
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I tried what you said, and it seemed to have no effect.
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Unfortunately, this is sounding like something you may need the dealership for. This seems kind of odd to me for the key to send a signal but for it not to work. Also, where did you buy the car from if it only came with one key?
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Just bite the bullet and go to the dealer i cost me $220 for a key....
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