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The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-07-2015, 01:12 PM
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Question Lost key, and reprogramming the "comfort" settings for the keys....

Hi All,

Somewhere between NY and SF sits my spare key, and after locking my one remaining key in the car yesterday, I went to my local dealer to order a new one, found out you need your license and registration to place that order, so went back home, then back to the dealer, pre-paid the $340 (!!!!!!!!!) for the new key, and then was told that I would need to have both keys re-programmed and the "Comfort" settings reset for both keys, at a cost of $185 !!!!, so in total it's $220 for the locksmith to open the car yesterday, $340 for the new key, and $185 for the programming, so $745 for new key !!!

Is there a cheaper option to have the reprogramming done ??

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Old 03-07-2015, 05:50 PM
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You should be able to purchase the key for around 220.00. It should come programmed for your car, since BMW has to enter your VIN info before it is shipped. 185.00 fro the comfort settings sounds like BS! I would call some other BMW dealers to verify the price. I was quoted 220.00 at my local dealer.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:17 AM
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You should not need the locksmith to open your car. If you can get away with leaving the car where it is till the new key arrives then you could use the blade from the new key to open the car to retrieve the key inside the dad. The alarm will go off when you do this but once you put the key in to the ignition slot it will stop.
Another option is to buy one of the little plastic blade keys, you should have gotten at least two of these for your car. These are much cheaper than a full replacement key. This key can open the door & it can also be inserted in to a key shell that is usually stored inside the glove box, by using the shell you can insert the key in to the ignition slot. This "shell" is cheap to buy if it is missing, less than $10 & the plastic blade key is just over $100.
I'm not sure what you're getting when you pay for "programming the key", a friend recently got a spare key for his e92 M3 & it worked after a sequence of use with the existing key.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:06 PM
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I thought it was not possible to lock a comfort access key in the car? I have left my key in the car before, & it would not lock?
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