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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2012, 04:53 PM
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Posted By gcbm
Don't give up on the AK90 yet!

You need to be aware that a transponder chip can only be programmed once and if the process fails the chip is then useless. Also the original key (on the e46 anyway) has a soldered transponder chip...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,939
Posted By gcbm
Re Key

The disabled key will still work the door locks manually. The only way to fix that is to switch the locks. But if the lost one had a remote doing the resync process switching the existing key(s)...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,939
Posted By gcbm
Re keys

This is what the dealer will do;

Disable the missing key in the EWS - stops the lost key from starting engine.
They will want the two remaining keys to make sure that they disable the correct...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,939
Posted By gcbm
Re AK-90 Programmer

The AK-90 reads the key data from the eeprom on the EWS (you need to remove and open the EWS module). From this you can recreate any key (new or old). The only issue is that if you recreate a current...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,939
Posted By gcbm
RE: BMW key fiasco with immobilizer transponder chip

No need to spend $2000 on a programmer. I just purchased an AK-90 programmer on eBay for $150 which will do the trick.
cheers,
Ron
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