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Old 06-08-2008, 09:15 AM
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New key and programming

Hi all, can I just purchase this key for my '03 745? I only have one key. What does it take to program it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-...em140238067819&
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:19 AM
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Hi all, can I just purchase this key for my '03 745? I only have one key. What does it take to program it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-...em140238067819&
Depends on how many remotes have already been programmed for your car. With comfort access you can only have three programmed fobs. After three the dealer has to delete old/lost fobs and start over. Don't know how a used fob works but I'm sure the dealer would have to get involved.

My new fob with key insert was $200 at the dealer.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:00 PM
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keys are vin specific so ebay ones wont work.
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keys are vin specific so ebay ones wont work.
true, a lot is beeing stored on the key fob. service details, etc.

Why are you in the market for a key?
If you lost your 2nd keyfob I think best thing to do is go to your BMW dealership.
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true, a lot is beeing stored on the key fob. service details, etc.

Why are you in the market for a key?
If you lost your 2nd keyfob I think best thing to do is go to your BMW dealership.
My car only came with one. I was told that the keys at the dealership run around $200 so I was checking to see if the $30 key from ebay would work.
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