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Old 10-19-2012, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by petriej View Post
That's right. All of this is done by BMW when you order a key. I don't think 10 keys is an unreasonable limit...
One part, programming the key to operate the vehicle, can only be done by BMW (BMW the company, not the dealer). The other, programming the key for the remote lock / unlock functionality, can be done by the dealer or the customer.

If the customer orders a key and the dealer wishes to charge for programming just be aware the programming being referenced is the latter and not the former. It takes all of a couple minutes and requires no tools to do. Therefore they shouldn't be charging an arm and a leg to do it (IMO they shouldn't charge anything at all given how easy it is to do).

For anyone who may stumble across this thread and wish to perform the latter programming themselves here's how to do it:
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