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Old 02-12-2011, 08:40 AM
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Re program key fob help please.

Hi.

I have bought a replacement keyfob and a new body and blank key. I have had a new key cut and put the circuit board inside the new keyfob to create a whole new key fob.

I have carried out the tutorial on reprogramming the key fob and i now can use the new fob to open and close the doors but it does not control the imobiliser.

Is there anything else i can try.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:40 PM
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the dealer needs to program it for you
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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Not exactly the case. If you take a look at a few other postings, you'll find that BMW makes only 10 or so keys for each truck and that you need to purchase those keys from the dealer.

The 'board' that you purchased probably opens someone else's car.

I unfortunately fell for the ebay scam and now I have an $80 car unlocker as well.
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......Is there anything else i can try....


BMW X5 - Key Remote Programming
Three methods to try:

Method 1:
1. Working from within the vehicle and with the doors shut
2. Turn ignition to position 1 and back to off within 5 seconds.
3. Remove the key from ignition and press and hold the unlock button for 15 seconds during this time press the key lock button 3 times within 5 seconds.
4. Release both buttons.
5. Doors will lock and unlock to show correct programming has occurred.

Method 2:
To do this procedure you need to have one working key and one key that needs to be programmed.
1) Get in and close all doors.
2) Turn on the ignition and turn off quickly. (No more than 5 seconds) to start the process. Next action must take place within 30 seconds.
3) Remove the 1st key.
4) Hold the key up near your left shoulder (this is so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna.
5) Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button 3 times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock which confirms the operation.
6) Quickly repeat steps 4 & 5 for key #2 etc.
If it does not work, try doing the keys in opposite order. Key 2 then key 1, vs 1 then 2.

Method 3:
Alternate if you do not have a working remote
1. Turn key to position 1 five times very quickly 2. Remove key 3. Hold unlock button then press lock button 3 times, release unlock button.
4. If you have another key do the same button pressing within 30 seconds 5. Turn on ignition to finalise.
PLEASE NOTE: This programming procedure programs the remote control part of the key. Any transponder chip for the immobiliser (starting of car) will not be programmed and must be done by a specialist.


1. turn key to position 1 five times very quickly
2. remove key
3. Hold unlock button then press lock button 3 times, release unlock button.
4. If you have another key do the same button pressing within 30 seconds
5 turn on igntion to finalize

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Hope some of the above key synch. methods did work out for you.
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Unfortunately those methods are to sync up the keyless entry part of the key, which he has already done... It is a fully separate system in the key for starting. The car and key have a specific set of rolling codes that can't be programmed in or anything. You really have to order keys by VIN from the dealer, there is no way to make the eBay keys (or any other "cut" key) work.
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thank you guys.

is there any other companys that can do it apart from a main dealer?

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:25 PM
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Nope. Dealer only as it is very regulated. If there was a simple machine to program the codes into blank keys it would be possible for thieves to make keys to steal vehicles. European anti-theft regulations are pretty strict from what I hear which is why they do things the way they do.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:16 PM
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I have seen posts from eastern European owners who purchased or reported some sort of key programmer that will allow any OEM key to be linked to your vehicle with full functionality including starting. I guess somebody out there hacked the key features and now sells the kit to anybody who is willing to pay. The idea interested me one one level but I was not interested is the "cost" side of it.
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I'm also in need of getting another key for my 7 series, however I was worried i would need to get an expensive dealer only key...

ebay turned up these

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but at that cost i might as well go to the dealer...
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