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bima520
08-01-2012, 08:40 AM
Hi friends,

I recently lost my key for the my 2004 BMW 520i. Getting a replacement key in Kenya which is where I am is ridiculously expensive from the dealer ($800). I know for a fact that it will be fractions of the price anywhere in Europe or US/Canada.

1. is it possible to buy a key from a dealer in another country?
2. Are there alternatives to getting it from a dealer?

Please help!!!

BimmerRavi
08-03-2012, 01:08 PM
Hi,

i have recently ordered a new key for my Bimmer. they charged me around 170 USD. you can contact BMW(NOT A DEALER) directly and ask them how much it costs over there. Or else you can contact American BMW dealers and ask them if they can provide you a Key with your VIN number.


Hope you will find a key at lower cost in your place.


Thanks.

GeorgeT
08-04-2012, 06:47 AM
You will have to show proof of ownership as well. BMW will not sell keys (remotes) to non-owners who may have happened to have "found" the car on the roadside.

Hena
05-27-2014, 08:55 AM
Hi friends,

I recently lost my key for the my 2004 BMW 520i. Getting a replacement key in Kenya which is where I am is ridiculously expensive from the dealer ($800). I know for a fact that it will be fractions of the price anywhere in Europe or US/Canada.

1. is it possible to buy a key from a dealer in another country?
2. Are there alternatives to getting it from a dealer?

Please help!!!

hi, did you manage to get your new key?
have a similar problem

BimmerRavi
09-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Hena,

You can give your VIN number to the dealer and they'll order and have it shipped from Germany! In US it might cost about 175-200. Depends on dealer. I think i have paid about 170 when i bought a second key for mine. I haven't ordered it directly though, the dealer who sold me the car had ordered for me.


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