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Old 08-27-2018, 06:22 AM
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Go to the stealer. Pay the $250. Get a key matched to your VIN. Avoid headaches.
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Go to the stealer. Pay the $250. Get a key matched to your VIN. Avoid headaches.
That price is INSANE This is the SECOND time this has occurred to my X5. The first time it happened, my battery died dead as a door nail. Had to remove it and recharge. After placing it back into the truck the key wouldn't start it. I went and got my spare and it started as it should. This past summer, during the 7 day heatwave, the car sat all 7 days and I suspect that extreme heat zapped the battery. Car wouldn't turn over but would click. Again, took the battery out, WHICH IS LESS THAN 8 months old, got it fully charged and once I put it back in to the truck, THE SPARE KEY WON'T START IT!! I shouldn't have to spend $250 EACH TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS!!
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...I shouldn't have to spend $250 EACH TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS!!
You don't have to - because you have another issue. You only need to buy a new key if you break or loose the old one(s). No main battery issue in your car can compromise the operation of the key (to start the car).
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That price is INSANE This is the SECOND time this has occurred to my X5. The first time it happened, my battery died dead as a door nail. Had to remove it and recharge. After placing it back into the truck the key wouldn't start it. I went and got my spare and it started as it should. This past summer, during the 7 day heatwave, the car sat all 7 days and I suspect that extreme heat zapped the battery. Car wouldn't turn over but would click. Again, took the battery out, WHICH IS LESS THAN 8 months old, got it fully charged and once I put it back in to the truck, THE SPARE KEY WON'T START IT!! I shouldn't have to spend $250 EACH TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS!!
I think you have some other problem than just the key.
Because dead battery shouldn't cause miss synchronization between key and EWS.
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