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jwoolsey 07-22-2013 01:36 PM

Key Fob Battery - NEW BMW OWNER
 
All,

The battery is broken on my 2002 325xi. What is a cheap reliable option?

Thank you,
John

sminnich 07-22-2013 05:56 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1o9vH3mgmg

This might help

jmo69 07-22-2013 09:12 PM

I'd let Scott do it, $50 is cheaper than $285 for a new one. You will be without a key for a few days though. He did my GMV module.
http://bmwgm5.com/

jfoj 07-29-2013 07:46 AM

Re: Key Fob Battery - NEW BMW OWNER
 
I have no idea where these outrageous key prices are coming from.

LIST price of an E46 diamond keyfob with sales tax in most locations is usually around $180.

Discounted keyfob price is $125.

KaktusJaque 08-01-2013 06:54 PM

My car only came with one key, the remote, which didnít work. I purchased a second non remote key from the dealer, then sent mine off to a repair service in the UK,
Link here >>Key Fob Repair

There is a guy in CA that does the same thing see here >>Click Here

At the time of writing this, his price was $49.00 or best offer. When I was looking his price was $79.00 or best offer. (So he came down dammit! I could have saved some money and not wait for international shipping if his price was $49.00 when I was looking).However, I wanted to save some bucks so I shipped mine off to London, but for fifty bucks this is a great deal and you might even be able to talk him down some.

Or if your feeling adventurous, you can try to do it yourself like the above video. If you go this route, here is a recommendation for you. Unless you are really good at soldiering, donít attempt to de solider the old battery then re-soldier in a new one, chances are you will screw it up totally trashing your remote. Instead cut the clips holding the battery up high then use the flat metal that once held in the old battery to solider your new one to. I can go into more detail on this if you are interested. Just post and I will do so with pictures.

I could have done the repair myself, but I am real busy with work, and when Im not working, I didnt want to deal with this key repair, Just wanted to let someone else do it.

jwoolsey 08-02-2013 07:11 AM

Scott's Services
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmo69 (Post 15591091)
I'd let Scott do it, $50 is cheaper than $285 for a new one. You will be without a key for a few days though. He did my GMV module.
http://bmwgm5.com/

I emailed with Scott, he seems legitimate. Just don't know how I feel about sending payment without knowing if the fob will work. He fixed yours? Good work?

crudy 08-25-2013 01:47 PM

Outrageous Key quotes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jfoj (Post 15605005)
I have no idea where these outrageous key prices are coming from.

LIST price of an E46 diamond keyfob with sales tax in most locations is usually around $180.

Discounted keyfob price is $125.

I'll tell you one place where the outrageous key quotes come from: BMW of Nashville ($285 with tax for E46 diamond key replacement). Nearby Bowling Green, KY BMW quotes about $160. I'm looking for an excuse to make the drive!

E46@46 08-25-2013 07:57 PM

Key Fob Battery - NEW BMW OWNER
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jwoolsey (Post 15614564)
I emailed with Scott, he seems legitimate. Just don't know how I feel about sending payment without knowing if the fob will work. He fixed yours? Good work?

He's legit. Bought batteries from him. Answered my question, etc...


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jmo69 09-03-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwoolsey (Post 15614564)
I emailed with Scott, he seems legitimate. Just don't know how I feel about sending payment without knowing if the fob will work. He fixed yours? Good work?

He did my GMV module and It's been working flawlessly. The locks work perfectly.

TArse 09-03-2013 08:42 PM

Key Fob Battery - NEW BMW OWNER
 
In for future fob battery replacement


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