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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:19 AM
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One of my keys doesnt work anymore

Did it run out of Battery? or it needs to be reprogrammed. What is the cheapest way to fix it? Thx
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:02 AM
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2 things you can try.

1. Re-program your key.

2. Replace the rechargable battery

This thread shows you how to do both:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=451510


I would try those two before going to the dealership and paying the $200+ for a new key.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:07 AM
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Awesome
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:51 AM
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My car came with three master keys, but only one had a working remote function. Re-programming them fixed the problem.
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