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marcusplowman
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Spare key

Post by marcusplowman » Wed 26 May, 2010 11:23

Does anyone know how much BMW charge for a new key? One of these...

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Post by estocks » Wed 26 May, 2010 11:29

Approx £150 all in if memory serves.
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Post by boblez » Wed 26 May, 2010 11:34

Im sure mine was around £70 but then had to pay a little extra to get it coded to my car, oh and £5 for the cover on the back which you have to buy separate!

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Post by freds dad » Wed 26 May, 2010 12:14

I hope its not 1:1 scale

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Post by estocks » Wed 26 May, 2010 12:19

It is possible just to change the caseworks, if yours are tatty.
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Post by Richard Wright » Wed 26 May, 2010 14:28

See that you are in Northern Ireland. I got one from Bavarian in Belfast and I think it was around the price othes are quoting. You will need the V55 and your driving licence to prove ownership and it takes about two days to come. They programme it to the car as part of the price - only takes a minute. They insist on the documents - so bring them with you - even though they know me well from my other car they still wouldn't give me the key without them!

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Post by Jonttt » Wed 26 May, 2010 15:42

If you just need to replace because of a broken / tatty case then you can do it for c£15.

See my journal entry on the 10th Sept 2009 when I replced my case:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... sc&start=0
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Post by Frank.A » Wed 26 May, 2010 15:47

New case available on Ebay for under £7 delivered.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-3-BUTTON-REMO ... 439f84f014
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Post by mid life crisis » Wed 26 May, 2010 20:48

i`ve just bought a spare from Rybrooks Worcester £117 last month, you will need V5 & proof of ID

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Post by maxman » Wed 26 May, 2010 21:03

boblez wrote:Im sure mine was around £70 but then had to pay a little extra to get it coded to my car, oh and £5 for the cover on the back which you have to buy separate!
I bought one about 3 yrs ago from a bmw indie and it cost about £72 all in.

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Re: Spare key

Post by marcusplowman » Wed 26 May, 2010 23:56

Richard Wright wrote:See that you are in Northern Ireland. I got one from Bavarian in Belfast and I think it was around the price othes are quoting. You will need the V55 and your driving licence to prove ownership and it takes about two days to come. They programme it to the car as part of the price - only takes a minute. They insist on the documents - so bring them with you - even though they know me well from my other car they still wouldn't give me the key without them!

Richard
Thanks Richard! I rang Bavarian about side repeaters and never thought to ask about a key too! Ill give them a ring tomorrow and will try JKC too as my folks live in Coleraine...just to see if theres a difference in price!

Its the whole key with internals and programming that I need as I only have 1 :(

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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Thu 27 May, 2010 02:07

Hi Marcus

I just got my Z3 about 3 weeks ago and needed a spare key as it only came with one. It cost me £113 or £116 from bavarian and that included getting it programmed with the car. Like already said you need the paperwork or they wont even look at it for you and it does only take about 2 days to arrive. Unfortunately for me theres something wrong with my car and although the keys work manually they wont work with the remote central locking! Doh!!

So what sort of Z did u get? How long have u had it?

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 27 May, 2010 09:58

Hi Chris! I got a 2000 2.8 at the start of the week! Just rang there and the remote key is indeed £114 and a few quid for the cover on the back :( and a general key without the remote is £33! All they need is the chassis number and comes programmed from the factory already according to JKC! They need to see the V5 and your driving licence before you can order too! I think I will just get the general key at the moment as its only for backup!

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Post by Richard Wright » Thu 27 May, 2010 10:49

Hi Marcus

Good thinking re getting the ordinary key as a spare - wish I had thought of that as I only wanted it as a spare too. However life is about the pursuit of knowledge! Good to know there are other Zs here in Northern Ireland.

Richard

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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Thu 27 May, 2010 13:34

Yeah I wish I did the same rather than spending over £100 for nothing! Definately is good to see other z's about in the neighbourhood, I was actually wondering if theres anything like an owners association over here and if they ever meet up for drives?

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Post by marcusplowman » Thu 27 May, 2010 17:52

There are a good number of BM owners especially M3s on reallymeansounds.com so occassionally they have a BM meet! The other site that would be good for meets would be ni-bmw.co.uk

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Post by simonbud100 » Thu 27 May, 2010 18:45

I only have one key for mine as well, and could really do with a spare. I have seen the blank keys on Ebay for less than a tenner.

Has anyone gone down this route? Would a local key cutter be able to copy this type of key?

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Post by marcusplowman » Fri 28 May, 2010 03:12

simonbud100 wrote:I only have one key for mine as well, and could really do with a spare. I have seen the blank keys on Ebay for less than a tenner.

Has anyone gone down this route? Would a local key cutter be able to copy this type of key?
The keys on ebay etc wont have the immobiliser transponder needed to start the car...you could open the doors but not start the car with them...as far as I know :(

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Post by Jonttt » Fri 28 May, 2010 10:46

The eBay ones are cases and blank key only.

Timpsons will cut the keys for <£5 and you could use purley as a spare key but the remote locking / alarm buttons will not work without the internals & immobilisor chip from another key.

New the later Z3's (ie with combined alarm/central locking/key) from memory came with:

x2 keys with alarm/immobilsor/central locking
x1 key (with key blade only)
x1 "valet" key (I don't think these opened the glove box/boot)

I have all with mine but most of the non remote keys get lost over time (ie stuck in a drawer somewhere and not transferred when the car sold)
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Re: Spare key

Post by philip43 » Tue 12 Jun, 2012 21:38

So then, can the internals of another BMW key be programmed to suit your own car? E.G the insides of say, an E38, be programmed to operate an E46? Oh, and i'm in Northern Ireland too!!

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Re: Spare key

Post by Beemer Man » Tue 12 Jun, 2012 22:49

Timpsons told me recently that they don't/can't cut keys for BMWs.

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Re: Spare key

Post by msassoon » Wed 13 Jun, 2012 17:59

Yeah, I got told the same by Timpsons. Anyone know anywhere that cut these? Everyone tells me no.
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Re: Spare key

Post by bowei001 » Wed 13 Jun, 2012 19:59

You can get keys cut at Access, Lock & Key Service, 34-36, Canterbury Road, Westbrook, Margate, Kent CT9 5BN. Tel 01843 209200. Mine cost me £7.60 to cut.
I bought an uncut key off ebay and they cut it to my original and it was fine. They also cut a key blade for my daughter's Peugeot 107 from a high def photo which I sent them but I don't know whether they can do this for a BMW key.
If you buy a functioning remote key off ebay, remove the remote part from it and put it in a new, uncut ebay key and get the key cut, you can programme the remote to operate your locks and the key will go into he ignition switch and door & boot locks but will not start the car. Why not then buy a basic (cheaper) key from BMW, open it up & remove the transponder chip (which is pre-programmed to your car) and swap it over into the newly cut key. That way you get a fully functioning key that may work out cheaper (you need to look at ebay prices and do some sums to find out the overall cost).

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Re: Spare key

Post by marcusplowman » Mon 18 Jun, 2012 22:10

For those of you in sunny NI I got my blank cut in Timpsons at the back of Castle Court in Belfast but he charged me about £12 I think to do it :( Works fine in the door, boot and ignition :) Pity I cant say the same about my ECU at the moment!

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