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Old 01-31-2011, 01:11 AM
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key slot on 535?

My wife's 535i (2011 model) doesn't seem to have a slot in the dash in which to put the key. We have the Comfort Access, so I know it isn't needed. However, I know other BMW's with CA tell you to put the key in occasionally to charge it. Is the slot somewhere I can't find, or is it simply non-existent on this model?
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:22 AM
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I don't know about the 2011 models, but my 2008 535 has a key slot. Thing is, it doesn't charge the key. Comfort access uses a replaceable battery, non CA models charge the key.

If CA is standard now, they wouldn't need a key slot.
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The newer models are doing away with the key slot. You should have seen me looking around for it the first time I got in an F01 7 series... I guess the key slot is now officially your pocket.
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I don't know about the 2011 models, but my 2008 535 has a key slot. Thing is, it doesn't charge the key. Comfort access uses a replaceable battery, non CA models charge the key.

If CA is standard now, they wouldn't need a key slot.
Doesn't charge the battery with CA? Ahh, so the salesman who gave us the briefing was wrong. Thank you.
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Truth is, I had already found the part that showed how to replace the battery. However, since even rechargeable batteries require replacement eventually, it didn't answer my question.
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The newer models are doing away with the key slot. You should have seen me looking around for it the first time I got in an F01 7 series... I guess the key slot is now officially your pocket.
Yes, interesting though that my son's 2011 135 has the key slot, and my wife's 2011 535 does not.
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Suggests that the 1 series is available without Comfort Access, which would then require the key slot.
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Suggests that the 1 series is available without Comfort Access, which would then require the key slot.
I paid extra on both vehicles for it, implying it is available without CA on both models, yes?
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since 07 I think, all comfort access keys have standalone non-rechargeable batteries. None of the F10 have key slots even for non- comfort access cars. It's all keyless start.
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I paid extra on both vehicles for it, implying it is available without CA on both models, yes?
Yes. Guess the F10 is just a newer design.
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Yes. Guess the F10 is just a newer design.
Yup. The newer BMWs are now eliminating the key slot as standard, as seen on the 5er and X3. Gets rid of the complaints about "having to insert the key first."

Now, the only benefit of Comfort Access is the ability to open/lock doors by touching the door handles.
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