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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 05-06-2016, 04:54 AM
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New/Replacement Key

I'm needing to get a second key for the X5. Called the dealer and after a mention about how horribly expensive it would be, my SA said he would call me back later.

Now starting to wonder what the options are and what should I expect to pay.

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Old 05-06-2016, 05:19 AM
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I'm in the same boat, going to dealer Monday. Will report back.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:33 AM
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:33 AM
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:58 AM
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Also, depending on how many owners and copies have already been issued on your VIN, BMWNA only keeps less than 10 key fob copies available during the expected life time of the car.

That's probably why the SA said that he'll get back to you ...
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:35 AM
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Also, depending on how many owners and copies have already been issued on your VIN, BMWNA only keeps less than 10 key fob copies available during the expected life time of the car.

That's probably why the SA said that he'll get back to you ...
I've always wondered if BMW has a key depository, place must be huge by now, or if the DME only allows 10 keys to be coded to it.

Maybe they store just the transponder (chip) and have the key cut when a request for a replacement key is made.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:14 AM
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So apparently you can control for some cost by calling BMWNA:
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...placement.aspx

I called and they gave me a fixed cost. They ship it to dealership, you verify your ownership there. Also, as IIRC, even with Comfort Access, if you buy the standard key, you don't need the dealership to program anything. There's a learning process you can do yourself to make it all work, but you won't have comfort access features, but if the key is simply a backup for lock/unlock/drive, then it should be sufficient. Read this:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ort+access+key
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:14 AM
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Dealer called back... $238 + tax. They do the programming for free


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Old 05-06-2016, 11:24 AM
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Dealer called back... $238 + tax. They do the programming for free


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Old 05-06-2016, 11:45 AM
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holy **** nuts, good price. This is for a CA key?
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:19 PM
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Dealer called back... $238 + tax. They do the programming for free


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holy **** nuts, good price. This is for a CA key?
Do not contact him back and ask. Stop by ASAP and order it for $238
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:32 PM
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GREAT PRICE ... but then $1.49 for a key for a pre-immobilizer ignition key was a TERRIFIC price ;-) Those days are gone forever!!
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:35 PM
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Do not contact him back and ask. Stop by ASAP and order it for $238
yes agreed. Go in, cup your hands over your ears, shout "la-la-la" the entire time as they run your credit card. Once it's charged, then you're all set, you got the deal.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:50 PM
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I'm going over tomorrow to order it. Let's see how creative they can get...


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Old 05-08-2016, 09:42 PM
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I'm going over tomorrow to order it. Let's see how creative they can get...


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When it all works out.... We're going to need the name/location of said dealer. Just sayin'
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:09 AM
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GREAT PRICE ... but then $1.49 for a key for a pre-immobilizer ignition key was a TERRIFIC price ;-) Those days are gone forever!!
I recall those days quite fondly.
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:57 PM
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Update:

Went to order the key and when asked to provide VIN the price suddenly jumped to $375 or so (due to comfort access), with an additional programming fee of $149 + tax, bringing the total to $550 and change.

I decided to pass for now, as I don't need it.


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Old 05-10-2016, 09:04 PM
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Update:

Went to order the key and when asked to provide VIN the price suddenly jumped to $375 or so (due to comfort access), with an additional programming fee of $149 + tax, bringing the total to $550 and change.

I decided to pass for now, as I don't need it.


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Old 05-10-2016, 10:52 PM
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Update:

Went to order the key and when asked to provide VIN the price suddenly jumped to $375 or so (due to comfort access), with an additional programming fee of $149 + tax, bringing the total to $550 and change.

I decided to pass for now, as I don't need it.


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Old 05-14-2016, 03:11 PM
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$214.08, no charge to set up. Non comfort access.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:48 AM
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if i have a car that has comfort access key fob but I want a replacement key, does the replacement key need to be comfort access or can i use one that does not have it? I would like to save some money for my backup key...feedback is appreciated
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:32 AM
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Is $227 (including tax) at BMW Dealership in Ft. Pierce for a non-CA one.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:59 AM
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if i have a car that has comfort access key fob but I want a replacement key, does the replacement key need to be comfort access or can i use one that does not have it? I would like to save some money for my backup key...feedback is appreciated
AFAIK (per my SA):
- CA keys differ in hardware from non-CA keys
- if you have a non-CA car: non-CA key, no programming needed
- if you have a CA car: CA key needed, programming optional if you don't want CA features.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:33 PM
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Update! Getting a refund for BOTH keys I ordered online that were unusable.
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