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Old 09-10-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Lost my only key plz help!!

hey.. i lost my key.. bmw said $108.00 + 5 day wait..

anybody have a faster cheaper alternative??
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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you have no choice, you should have made a spare.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:02 PM   #3
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:09 PM   #4
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This is the BS..

shouldve made a spare tho...
have to keep looking now!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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I think it is pretty reasonable, I would even consider myself lucky that I am still able to get a key cut to spec for a ~20+ yr old car.

Not sure if all manufactures could do the same for older cars.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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someone on here has key blanks I think, and or you can get the blanks from e-bay if you want an oem bmw key. otherwise you'll be dropping the coin through them.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:17 PM   #7
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someone on here has key blanks I think, and or you can get the blanks from e-bay if you want an oem bmw key. otherwise you'll be dropping the coin through them.
blanks are useless unless you have something to copy.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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the coin is not the problem... its the damn waiting... there must be an alternative... and they should have a record of there keys regardless.. i pay top dollar for everything that goes into this thing..
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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Get the cheaper key (58$) from the dealer.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:07 PM   #10
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decent price if you ask me. my dad ended up paying bmw of toronto $180 for his e30 key a few months ago.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:43 PM   #11
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my friend once bought a car without a key and had the key made from a molding. i'm just not sure how much he paid for it or where he had it done. i'll try to find out, but by that time...the 5 days wait from the dealer might have been worth it.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:45 AM   #12
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If you can get into the car still call a locksmith, have him use the glovebox lock to make you a key.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:57 AM   #13
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Thanks so much for sharing the post
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:36 AM   #14
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@ least on e30s you can have a key cut. With e46s BMW makes 10 kets for each car during assembly (3 are shipped to dealer with car) and 7 remain in Germany @ the factory. You cannot make duplicates. The ONLY source is BMW...... If you had a key breaking or losing habit you could eventually run out of keys for your car...... LOL ;-(
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:41 PM   #15
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@ least on e30s you can have a key cut. With e46s BMW makes 10 kets for each car during assembly (3 are shipped to dealer with car) and 7 remain in Germany @ the factory. You cannot make duplicates. The ONLY source is BMW...... If you had a key breaking or losing habit you could eventually run out of keys for your car...... LOL ;-(
Hopefully no-one out there is that bad that they can go through that many keys.
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