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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Best place to get a spare key?

Best place to order one guys? Stealership of course wants to charge a fortune, money up front etc etc.

I have ONE key, and the battery is clearly dying. I am in the Seattle region, anyone have suggestions for being able to get a new key cheaper than the local dealerships?

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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There aren't really any alternatives. You can try ebay. I'd just call around to the various dealerships in your area. Expect to pay between $100 to $250 per regular key.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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You can't. Only the dealership can get you a new key. As a cheaper alternative, you could open the key and change the battery if you are a little bit tech / tool / etc. saavy. There are tutorials on the net, but you pretty much have to "break" the key open and super glue it shut afterwards, so its not really "professional" looking if you care about that sort of thing.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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Thanks yall.. plus I really should have a spare key. As the 3rd owner, god knows where the extras have gone.. the 2nd owner said he only got one when he bought the car.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:23 PM   #6
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I keep thinking of seeing how much they are in Portland. At the very least you won't have to pay tax, plus maybe visit the goodies at HPF.
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