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statdoc 01-31-2011 01:11 AM

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?

JCL 01-31-2011 02:22 AM

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.

LeMansX5 01-31-2011 08:53 AM

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Battery replacing instructions:

Weasel 01-31-2011 09:05 AM

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.

statdoc 01-31-2011 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by JCL (Post 800645)
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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Originally Posted by LeMansX5 (Post 800673)
Battery replacing instructions:

Thanks, LeMansX5. That was more polite that telling me to RTFM! ;)

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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Originally Posted by Weasel (Post 800675)
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. :dunno:

JCL 01-31-2011 01:04 PM

Suggests that the 1 series is available without Comfort Access, which would then require the key slot.

statdoc 01-31-2011 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by JCL (Post 800738)
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?

SANguru 02-01-2011 01:39 AM

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.

JCL 02-01-2011 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by statdoc (Post 800956)
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.

AzNMpower32 02-01-2011 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JCL (Post 801017)
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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