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Old 04-08-2004, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 540i the key transponder no longer works so I have to manually open the door with the key. Dealer said the problem was not programming, but that the keys needed to b used for a while so they'd charge. I've driven the car for a whole week and the remote key still does not work. Anyone have any ideas?
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I have a 2000 540i the key transponder no longer works so I have to manually open the door with the key. Dealer said the problem was not programming, but that the keys needed to b used for a while so they'd charge. I've driven the car for a whole week and the remote key still does not work. Anyone have any ideas?
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Even though the dealer said the problem is not programming, you may want to try re-initializing the key anyway. I can't remember the exact procedure, but just do a search and you'll find it (it's been posted a hundred times), or maybe someone will post it here for the 101st time.
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Weird! Im having the same problem, I just posted awhile ago.
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