Thread: E36 key dead?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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E36 key dead?

I'm posting this for a friend who has a '97 318i.

His car wouldn't start. Grabbed his spare key and it started right up. Is this normal for chipped keys to just stop working? To get another I know he has to go to the dealer but do they need to be programmed to the car or do they come programmed? (I've read different stories from my searches)
The one that stopped working was a black key with a light and his spare is a plain grey key (if that matters at all). He doesn't care about having a light either.

Thanks for your help!
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