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Old 08-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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New key - Best place to get one?

Anyone know where to get an inexpensive key? Basically need a new one for my wife's car and i don't feel like swapping out the batteries. Is the stealership the only option?
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the dealership is likely your only option. HOWEVER, not all dealerships are created equal (their pricing and service are excellent indicators of this). So shop around, and find a good price. eBMWparts.com (which is a dealership) was doing keys for $160 for a while.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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The other option is the "replacement" key, which should be about $60, but no keyfob. Dealers charging more than $160 for a keyfob are not working with you.
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unfortunately the dealership is likely your only option. However, not all dealerships are created equal (their pricing and service are excellent indicators of this). So shop around, and find a good price. Ebmwparts.com (which is a dealership) was doing keys for $160 for a while.
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