This procedure will work for all keys that are not the square style key. This is the full procedure on how to initialize your old or new keys or to add a key to the vehicle. This would be for 3 series, 5 series, X3, X5, and 7 series.
Programing a BMW Key
How to code a key for your BMW. This works for all I-Bus equipped vehicles.
If you're programming a second key you do the same procedure minus putting
the key in the ignition. So after you've done the first key simply hold the
unlock button and press the lock button three times WITHOUT putting it into
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Programming a NEW BMW Key BMW E39, E38 E46, X5, X3
Programming a new BMW key is very easy and quick. It requires a working
ignition key and a quick 30 second process. Simply get in the car and
close all doors. Insert your old key in the ignition, within 3 seconds
followed by your new key to enable the EWS ignition lock code of your new
key. Once complete, press and hold the unlock button. while holding press
the lock button 3 times. The BMW will give a confirmation of the new
remote programming by quickly locking and unlocking the doors. Each BMW
Master Remote Key should follow this same process including your old master
remote keys. Keys are available for purchase at the bimmernav .com
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BMW 3 Series Key Fob Battery Replacement, How To e46, e39
BMW three button keys were not meant to be taken apart for battery
replacement. If the distance to lock/unlock has diminished, then this is
the video for you. If your key just failed, you may require a completely
new key from BMW, but try this route first as the replacement battery is
less than $5, while a new key from BMW will be closer to $200. If you lose
programming within the key, just turn turn the ignition on and off (first
position) five times, remove the key and then press unlock three times.
Use regular household glue or a milder version of krazy glue to assemble it
back together, keep in mind you may want access to the circuit board in the
future. If your circuit board is bad, you can purchase a used key on eBay
and just switch the boards out (along with the battery) instead of buying a
new key from BMW. Then reprogram as stated above. Good Luck.
BMW e39 Folding Flip Key Case Shell Refit
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A brief how to on setting up a new BMW key. This was done on a 2001 E46
1) Insert new key.
2) Turn to the #1 position and back five times.
3) Remove key
4) Press and hold the unlock button on the key
5) While holding the unlock button, press the lock button three times.
Once these steps are done, the car should lock and unlock the doors a few
times to let you know you were successful.
Once this is done, you can start the car and use the key as usual.
BMW pixel repair - E38 E39 speedo LCD display - silver ribbon cable - UNCUT
BMW pixel repair video.
E38 E39 X5 speedo LCD display repair with ribbon cable. This uncut video
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BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
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The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
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our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
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Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily
done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some
recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use
some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you
perform a BMW fuel filter change.
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1 Car Engine and cluster data
1.0 46nnn Chassis nr/VIN serial number (last 5 digits)
1.1 4nnn K-number
1.2 690236 Cluster Part #
1.3 045210 Coding (04)/diagnosis (52)/bus index (10)
1.4 1200 Week (12)/year of manufacture (2000)
1.5 09_160 Hardware (09) and software # (16.0) of cluster
1.6 Not used
1.7 04__44 CAN-version (04) KI-revision index (44)
2 (test) Cluster System Test - Activates the gauge drivers,
indicators and LEDs to confirm function
3 SI Data
3.0 1098 Used fuel in liters since last SI (Service Inspection)
3.1 0231 Periodic inspection days; elapsed days (since last SI)
4 Momentary Consumption
4.0 0145+ Instant fuel consumption - 0145=14.5 liters/100km
4.1 0018 Instant fuel consumption - 0018=1.8 l/Hour
5 Distance Gone Consumption
5.0 082 Average mileage; 082=8.2 liters/100km
5.1 0536 Calc. km to refuel (momentary distance to go)
6 Fuel Level sensor inputs in liters
6.0 109330+ Fuel level averaged; Left half sensor input=10.9 liters; Right
sensor input=33.0 liters
6.1 0439+ Total tank level averaged; vlgs 6.0: 10.9+33.0=43.9 liters
6.2 0442+ Indicated value (44.2) and tank phase
7 Temperature and Speed
7.0 021+ Coolant/Engine temperature (2.1C)
7.1 130 Ambient/Outside temperature - chg met 5 pts. 125/130/135
7.2 + Engine speed / Current RPMs 1/min
7.3 + Vehicle speed / Current Speed in km/hour
8 Input value in HEX form
8.0 1d0+ System voltage ADC-Value Hex code
8.1 26C33C+ ADC Values HG left/HG right
8.2 0000 ADC Value brake degradation sensor (000=o.k.)
8.3 18C ADC Value outside temperature
9.0 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
10 Not used
11 Not used
12 Not used
13 GonG Gong Test
14 Not used
15 Status cluster I/O-ports (bit codes) 0=low; 1=high
1st-belt contact, seat belt fastened=0; 2) ignition lock contact, key
inserted=0; 3) door contact, door open=0; 4) clock button pressed=0; 5) SI
reset=0, for reset=0; 6) EGS transmission failure=0
Status Digital Outputs (bits) 0=inactive, 1=active
1) Gong output; 2) Brake warning lamp; 3) Low fuel warning lamp; 4) EGA
lamp; 5) seat belt lamp; 6) manipulation dot
16 Not used
17 Not used
18 Not used
19 Lock Status; unlocks functions in range 3-18
19.0 L-On/L-Off Unlock: press button when "L-Off"
20 Not used
21 Software Reset; reset OBC settings