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Old 04-10-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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Lost my only key e46

Hi guys, today I lost my only key. My ecu is tuned and also has an EWS delete.. anyway I can get a key cut to my vin number to just fit my car's key holes (not from the dealer), or will I have to buy the whole key, locks, trunk lock and glove box lock on eBay or should I just suck it up and get a new key at the dealership?
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:36 PM   #2
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...or should I just suck it up and get a new key at the dealership?
It is the best solution and should be about $180.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:38 PM   #3
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They quoted me roughly around $230-$300 for a new key


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Old 04-10-2017, 08:40 PM   #4
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I mean I don't mind the one payment of that and just get copies of them somewhere since I have the EWS delete. $230-$300 isn't much compared to what we put into our cars in repairs alone lol


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Old 04-10-2017, 08:48 PM   #5
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there is online dealer that will sell you keys
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:49 PM   #6
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there is online dealer that will sell you keys


Could you please send me the link?


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Old 04-10-2017, 08:55 PM   #7
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Could you please send me the link?


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Old 04-10-2017, 09:06 PM   #8
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I emailed the guy from the post, and it said that the email doesn't exist anymore lol
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:10 PM   #9
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Read through this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1008294

I think the person is Sean at the BMWMiniPartstore.com or something like this.

Get a Valet key for like $50, then you can get some cheap ebay keys and cut them based on the valet key.

You can also modify a valet key to open the trunk with a Dremel tool or some other way to cut the groove on the key spine deeper.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:22 PM   #10
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Read through this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1008294

I think the person is Sean at the BMWMiniPartstore.com or something like this.

Get a Valet key for like $50, then you can get some cheap ebay keys and cut them based on the valet key.

You can also modify a valet key to open the trunk with a Dremel tool or some other way to cut the groove on the key spine deeper.
I thought Sean was from thebmwpartstore, which no longer seems to exist, unless it moved to bmwminipartstore.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:00 AM   #11
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I bought one from eEuroParts.com for $179.99 with a promo code so I paid $174 and I'll program it myself once I get the key. Should be here the 24th of April. I placed the order on the 13th of April.


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Old 04-21-2017, 07:14 AM   #12
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I thought Sean was from thebmwpartstore, which no longer seems to exist, unless it moved to bmwminipartstore.
As I mentioned above, "something like this".

thebmwpartstore, bmwminipartstore..... something like this.

Good luck to you in Canada getting a cost effective key, you have posted in about 10 threads about your key needs!
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Hidden OBC Menu - Check Voltage, Temp, Fuel Level - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

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Old 04-21-2017, 08:48 AM   #13
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As I mentioned above, "something like this".

thebmwpartstore, bmwminipartstore..... something like this.

Good luck to you in Canada getting a cost effective key, you have posted in about 10 threads about your key needs!
Hahah thanks! Trying to get several answers.
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