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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:52 AM
iloeb iloeb is offline
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I have a key remote, not a fob. I know that it is suppose to recharge, but no longer works. can someone tell me how it opens to change the rechargeable battery and if they know what #battery is it?

Thanks, Ira

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:04 AM
aliazfar aliazfar is offline
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Battery CR2032 is in mine...
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:00 AM
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CR2032 battery is a standard issue watch battery available everywhere. The video uses a screwdriver. You can also use the end of the metal key blade to open the case. Just to be clear it is only for Comfort Access key fobs that are NOT chargeable.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:53 PM
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If you know that the key has not been sitting unused for a long time (rechargeable battery runs down if not in ignition) then you may need to replace the entire key or the battery.

The dealer will say the entire key, but the key body can be cut open and a new battery installed.


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