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brunp 08-20-2009 01:27 PM

how do I get a duplicate key for E36
 
Just curious because I want to be able to have a spare (just in case)....

Paul

euroguy 08-20-2009 01:40 PM

Dealership only. Its coded.

E30 Girl 08-20-2009 01:41 PM

Wierd question obviously the dealership.

brunp 08-20-2009 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E30 Girl (Post 1337592)
Wierd question obviously the dealership.

Considering the age of the car, I figured it may not necessarily be a "weird" question.

Paul

T.Dot_E30 08-20-2009 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brunp (Post 1337594)
Considering the age of the car, I figured it may not necessarily be a "weird" question.

Paul

Age has nothing to do with it, do you think a brandnew Hyundai accent has a coded chip in the key?

PinkieMoscow 08-20-2009 02:07 PM

Just because it's chipping doesn't mean you have to take your business to the stealership. My friend had a key made at pacific mall for 40 or 60 bucks (can't recall, it was 2 years ago). Go to pcm and inquire there.

brunp 08-20-2009 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 (Post 1337597)
Age has nothing to do with it, do you think a brandnew Hyundai accent has a coded chip in the key?

Maybe it does, maybe it doesnt. That is not the point since I was specifically referring to my BMW. I just wanted to confirm if there weren't other possible alternatives then going to the dealer.....

carjoe 08-20-2009 02:18 PM

98's have a chip coded for your car. Dealer is pretty much the only place that can code them.

The workaround is to get someone to laser cut another key for you and then pull the chip from the original key. When you get the chip out, place it near the ignition barrel.
You get 2 keys and everyone is happy.

Don't know any local places that can cut the keys though...

Steve30 08-20-2009 03:17 PM

I called bmw to see how much a key would be for my e36 and they want $600! My dad paid 180 for his e30 key.

moogles 08-20-2009 03:19 PM

hmmm

$600 bucks... too hefty dont you think? HAHA

archins 08-20-2009 03:25 PM

for my M5 E39 new key (with buttons) with programing have 200$ :D without button ~100$

moogles 08-20-2009 07:05 PM

from the dealer?

Dysantic 08-20-2009 07:34 PM

I paid something like $120 last year for another key for my e36 from the stealership... I didn't get the one with the light on it, just the standard key and it was that much. A little rediculous if you ask me.

344i 08-20-2009 11:31 PM

I have blanks if anyone is interested, for the e36. They DO NOT have chips and need to be cut obviously.

$40 a blank, Pm me if you want one.

archins 08-21-2009 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moogles (Post 1337727)
from the dealer?

Yes from dealer in my country, price in every dealer is the same


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