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Old 12-13-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Anyone program these Keys

Gday, I only have one key & after ringing BMW & being quoted $675 for a spare I've been looking for an alternative.

Anyone bought one of these, apparently it's ready to be programmed & cut but can't be done by BMW .. Is there a place in Sydney that can do this?

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Old 12-13-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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Give quick locksmiths a call, his details are 0411339555....his mobile service and he jst did my replacement out Key and reprogrammed etc, seems like he had all the gadgets.

Not sure on pricing...hopefully it helps....he specializes in car keys
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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There are ways to program your key youself but im unsure regarding programming a brand new key and transponder..

On the listing it says 57 other people bought it..
Also says the seller has 99.9% positive feedback..

If only there was away to ask those 57 people...
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:12 PM   #4
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Give quick locksmiths a call, his details are 0411339555....his mobile service and he jst did my replacement out Key and reprogrammed etc, seems like he had all the gadgets.

Not sure on pricing...hopefully it helps....he specializes in car keys
Your're not based in Melbourne right?
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:00 AM   #5
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:41 AM   #6
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Give quick locksmiths a call, his details are 0411339555....his mobile service and he jst did my replacement out Key and reprogrammed etc, seems like he had all the gadgets.

Not sure on pricing...hopefully it helps....he specializes in car keys
Thanks I'll give him a call tomorrow....

Yeah I noticed there were 57 sold so it must work. Was hoping someone on here went throughout the process of buying , cutting & programing it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:15 AM   #7
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progaming easy But check to see if your FOB mhz the seller has got matches what you have.

Sit in the car with all the doors shut and windows up with your key fobs (all your fobs need to be done at the same time)
- With one of your keys turn the ignition on then off and remove the key
- Press and hold the unlock botton and then press the lock button 3 times.
- Release all buttons and the locks will bounce up and down.
- Repeat this with the other key/keys (press and hold unlock and press lock 3 times, locks will bounce).
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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Thanks but from what I have read this will only program the key to open the central locking not program the key to start the car ?
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #9
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Check Owners Manual there is section under there about progaming the Fob to start car
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #10
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If you get this, how are you going to cut the key?

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #11
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cutting the key is the easy part.....the guy i had come to me cut my key in the back of his van lol..
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #12
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cutting the key is the easy part.....the guy i had come to me cut my key in the back of his van lol..
how much did it cost roughly?

also, does anyone know if these diamond FOBs will work with my car which came with one of the rounded ones.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:17 PM   #13
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cutting the key is the easy part.....the guy i had come to me cut my key in the back of his van lol..
i'm guessing not your general centre store locksmith can do it?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #14
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i didnt pay so unfortunately i don't know...had dealership pay for it.

i dont think jst any general locksmith as not all will do car keys.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:52 AM   #15
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There are ways to program your key youself but im unsure regarding programming a brand new key and transponder..

On the listing it says 57 other people bought it..
Also says the seller has 99.9% positive feedback..

If only there was away to ask those 57 people...
But there is a way! Or so I think.

I'm almost certain you can find the feedback left for that particular item, get the username (which is listed), go on their profile and send a message.

If that's not possible, go to an item they have for sale (if they have one), and ask them a question through there?
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:08 PM   #16
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Let us know how you go with it, I'm down to one key on one of mine and really need to grab another two ideally.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:20 AM   #17
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how much did it cost roughly?

also, does anyone know if these diamond FOBs will work with my car which came with one of the rounded ones.
I'm going to do this mod. See link. You have to make sure you get the correct key as per instructions.



http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ht=diamond+key
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:56 PM   #18
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Gday, I only have one key & after ringing BMW & being quoted $675 for a spare I've been looking for an alternative.

Anyone bought one of these, apparently it's ready to be programmed & cut but can't be done by BMW .. Is there a place in Sydney that can do this?

Here's the link
http://************/cfc9mqg
You need an AK90 Key programmer (search ebay) if you want to do it yourself. I purchased one for $150 delivered but have yet to code my two new keys.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #19
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Well got my diamond key today. $57.00 dollars Inc postage. I have been wanting to change my crappy old fat round one for ages and didn't think it would be an easy swap.I was wrong its a sinch!
diamond key came with instructions on programing door release as mention before, took a couple of goes and then it worked.
The next step was to fit the transponder from my old key in the new key, the new key has a housing for the older style transponder and you can use the transponder out of any of your old keys. I still have the full set of keys so I decided to use the small valet key ( black plastic one) all I did was peal the plastic sticker off and popped the transponder out. Easy!
Tomorrow I'm getting it cut and presto.
The key is OEM quality very nice and solid.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #20
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here's the link for the key I bought. There are many variations but this is the one you need if you have the rounded key
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