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Old 10-04-2012, 07:36 PM
jackplicet jackplicet is offline
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Location: California
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 37
Mein Auto: 2003 530i BMW
Hi Folks,

This afternoon (October 4), I decided to start using my spare key since earlier in the day, I had one incident where the car did not start the first time I turned the key. It started immediately after I turned the key the second time.

Since I started using my spare key, I have attempted to start the car seven times and it has started on the first key turn every time.

I am now wondering if the ignition keys on 2003 BMW's have a limited useful life. My car is nine years old and I have been using the original key since I purchased the brand new car in 2003.

Any thoughts on the possibility that my original key has reached the end of its useful life?

Thanks again for your help. This forum is fantastic. I use it all the time with great results.
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