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E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Spare keys for E46's

I searched on here and found a thread with people linking this site.

That was 2 years ago. Any other options come up since then. The 4 key minimum is kind of wack. Need 2 max. Any other places or sites do the coding and cutting for the keys there?

I own a 2005 325i
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:41 PM   #2
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You may have better response in the General E46 Forum, vs this XI forum. But I believe some folks on here get a new master key for approx $150 from the dealer parts websites such as or

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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Dealer is your best bet.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:50 PM   #4
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Dealer is the best bet to get additional key(s) for your car. However, here's the NEW skinny; before there were 4 keys delivered with these cars. Two computer/remote locking/unlocking keys, 1 valet key and 1 plastic emergency key. NOW the only keys available from a BMW Dealer are the computer/remote key and the plastic emergency key, BMW NO LONGER has the valet key available and the price of the plastic emergency key is now the price of what the valet key was. The computer/remote key will cost about $175.00, give or take a little bit depending on area. Now if you call around to different lock smiths, there are some out there that can get and cut BMW valet keys, there is one not too far from me in Lancaster, PA.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:05 PM   #5
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I just picked up a key I had ordered from BMW dealer in CT. It's a Valet key. All metal key without any buttons or anything. It was $80.00
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #6
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I just ordered 3 keys (diamond style) (not all for the same car) and they were $150 each but general price would have been $167.07 single.

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