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Old 04-22-2012, 05:09 PM
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Angry ews doesen't recognize my key anymore

I have owned a '04 e46 for two years with no problems. Last week I went out to start the car and the engine starter would not kick in. I have a new battery and everything worked except the starter. Long story short I had it towed to a private shop and they said the key was not being recognized by the ews system. I brought in my other key and it works fine and the engine started and every thing is ok now--except how do I get the other key to work. It still will open the doors and trunk but not start the car.

Any ideas how to get this key to work again. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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Try to re-initialise via the instructions in the wiki. You will have to do both keys at the same time.
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