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: 2008 528i Key Initialization

JOE Stik
06-29-2012, 04:49 PM
I took car in to the dealership for recall work; battery started to need jump start; returned for them to check their work; then the keys are not recognized by the car except to start the car; replaced battery, reprogram car and register battery, still not recognizing the keys except to start the car.

Any ideas as to what the problem could be?

06-29-2012, 09:16 PM
What do you mean by not recognizing keys? Remote not working? Both keys? If it starts the car, it is obvious it recognizes it.

JOE Stik
07-02-2012, 07:05 PM
The car only responds to starting with the keys. The keys do not lock the doors nor does the memory stored for the seat position activate when the key is inserted in the ignition slot.

07-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Do you have comfort Access. It may be the battery in the key.

JOE Stik
07-06-2012, 08:45 PM
I. Don't have comfort access. I could see one key battery being bad, but both t the same time. This. Is a puzzling situation.