BMW Diamond Key Fob Really Have Rechargeable Battery?
This video is a follow up to an original video where we uploaded a DIY video where we showed the symptoms that a key fob with bad battery has and the process to replace the battery. We received some mixed reviews, some viewers thanking us for the video while others warning us of the consequences of installing a non-rechargealbe 3v battery into key fob. Intention of this video is to shed some light into this topic and encourage viewers input. Does key fob really have rechargeable battery?? We will see.
How to program / setup a new BMW E46 key fob 330 325
Follow for more vids - @TechnologyAce or subscribe. A brief how to on setting up a new BMW key. This was done on a 2001 E46 coupe 330ci. Steps: 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 Diamond shape key fob battery removal/replacement
Key Fob Stopped Working?? Not to worry, in this Video, We will show you steps and tools needed to remove/replace they key Fob Battery. The Removal/Replacement for battery should apply to most diamond shaped key fobs found in many BMW models from 2000-06 such as M5 M3 540i 528i.
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.