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WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT BMW KEYS?

  • BMW cars manufactured after 1995 have an anti-theft system. The car engine cannot be turned on unless the immobiliser control unit recognises the correctly programmed transponder BMW key.
  • The purpose of the transponder chip in BMW keys was for anti-theft / security precautions, which helped to protect BMW cars from being started through just a mechanical copy of the BMW key.
  • BMWs are known to have used a few types of transponder immobiliser chips, and few evolutions of the key fob, over the years.
  • Having a spare BMW key cut and programmed when there still is one functional will save time and money in the long run. If, for instance, the only key gets lost, stolen, or is damaged.
  • Buying your BMW key replacement from a dealer is to be more expensive and time-consuming. You may need to arrange for your car recovery if you have lost all keys, and BMW keys have to be ordered by chassis number – meaning the wait time could be as long as five days.
  • BMW remote keys used with E series vehicles – they cannot be opened or have the BMW remote battery replaced. They have a rechargeable accumulator that lasts long.
  • All BMW remote keys have an emergency blade that is used to unlock the vehicle in the event the electrical fob doesn’t work. Even though they are not visible, the BMW emergency blade slides out from within the remote fob housing by pressing the release button.
  • A BMW key already programmed on one car cannot be reprogrammed again. All BMW keys are one-time programming only.
  • BMW keys from F and G series are all built with keyless technology without exception, and on all of those remotes, batteries are replaceable.
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WHAT BMW KEY SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?

LOST OR BROKEN BMW KEY REPLACEMENT

If you have lost or broken your BMW key, and you need replacement, then we can provide you with a brand new set in as little as 1 hour, while you wait. No need to worry about towing your car to a dealer, or having to wait five working days to get back on the road again. We will come to you as soon as you need us.

BMW SPARE KEYS

If your BMW was second hand, or you only have one key to start the engine and require a BMW spare key, we can carry out quick and efficient car key duplication. It’s always more useful to have a duplicate of your BMW key in case one of them gets broken or lost in the future. Do you have a spare key for your BMW?

BMW KEY PROGRAMMING

If you have a BMW model is built after 1995, then your BMW key will have a transponder chip and a remote, and both parts will require programming to operate. Here at Car Keys Solutions, we cover most BMW’s when it comes to car key programming. Sometimes, the BMW fob can become desynchronised and restore operation, and then the remote needs reprogramming to the car. This procedure involves a sequence of pressing remote buttons and ignition cycled on/off and is detailed below.

How to program a BMW remote key:

Note: Step 1 needs repeating if the process fails since some BMW’s require ignition cycled a further three times.

  • Turn the ignition to position one and then turn it back off within five seconds.
  • Then remove the key from the ignition switch, press, and hold the unlock button.
  • Press the key lock button three times within five seconds.
  • Then, release both buttons.
  • The car doors will then lock and unlock to show the right procedure during programming has taken place.

All vehicle remotes will need programming at the same time. Remotes that are not will stop operating, and they will require reprogramming. At Car Keys Solutions, we program BMW replacement keys for 99% of BMWs on the road.

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CAR OPENING

If you locked your keys inside your car and need your BMW unlocked, we can provide you with a BMW locksmith who can access your vehicle and retrieve the keys without leaving a scratch.

BMW KEY REPAIR

If your BMW key has snapped, cracked, or the remote stopped operating, you may find that we can repair it rather than replace the set. If you have broken your BMW key and needs fixing, our dedicated BMW locksmith technicians can recondition it on-site. We repair BMW remote keys when the accumulator is faulty, remote buttons not operating central locking, or casing is worn out. Remote repair service is saving you the cost of a new BMW key.

DOOR LOCK REPAIR/IGNITION BARREL REPAIR

You may find yourself having problems with your door lock or ignition barrel, which may need fixing. Our mobile BMW technicians use the latest equipment to effectively repair BMW car locks and ignition barrels, at your location.

TIP: If the central locking function used by the operation of the key in the BMW door barrel over a long time, the barrel will fail. The BMW remote function should be restored as quickly as possible, leaving the door lock usage as an emergency alternative to open the BMW.

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MOST COMMON BMW KEYS

P0128
P0128
P0128
P0131
P0129
P0129
P0132
P0132
P0130
P0130
P0133
P0133
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IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT BMW KEYS FROM 2009 - ONWARDS

Several steps need to be followed when it comes to the replacement procedure for your Audi car keys.

  • These BMW keyless keys are at high risk of being cloned by criminals to steal the BMW cars. Find what you can do to keep your BMW protected and how you can improve the security and stay ahead of theft risk on our theft protection page or call us.
  • If your remote key has become defective and can no longer operate the central locking or key not detected is shown on your BMW then you can try to start your engine by holding the remote key by the steering column on the plastic housing where the BMW has an antenna that it will read the immobiliser transponder of your BMW keyless remote key and successfully will authorise starting.
  • If unable to open the vehicle by pressing the remote key buttons, there is an emergency blade hidden inside the key that will allow you mechanically to open the car.
  • If your remote is not operating or the keyless function has stopped, it could be that the remote battery has gone down. Replacement of your BMW key battery is usually a DIY job, and if you require assistance, call Car Keys Solutions, and we’ll assist you.
  • ATTENTION!!! Operating just the boot opening remote function will enable boot opening for a 1-minute maximum, after which time it will relock. We have seen situations where, after the boot was open, and the key was dropped in the boot together with the luggage, and then boot was closed, this locked out automatically. In this situation, an auto locksmith is required to unlock the vehicle, therefore always pay attention when opening just the boot – do not drop the remote key inside with shopping and then close the boot, or you’ll be locked out and in need of an auto locksmith to unlock the car.
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WHAT IF I NEED A REPLACEMENT BMW CAR KEY?

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All you have to do to get a replacement BMW key fob is give us a call. Our emergency team will aim to be with you within an hour, depending on your location.

As soon as you call, a BMW locksmith specialized in replacing BMW keys will be dispatched to you. We never compromise on quality, and so all of our vans and technicians will carry the latest diagnostic equipment on-board. We will carry out any work on your vehicle to the highest possible standard, and will not leave a scratch. Cars manufactured after 1995 have an electronic immobiliser fitted. Our technicians will need to obtain the immobiliser’s data by removing the control unit, which they will do efficiently, without damaging your car. Once done, they will cut a new key blade using the hi-tech, expert equipment already located in our vans, and will program your new key to your specific car. When you require a BMW replacement key or BMW auto locksmith services, contact us with your vehicle details, location, and we’ll get you an exact estimate. If you want to find out more about the emergency BMW key replacement service that we provide, or you want to talk to a BMW keys specialist to provide you with a replacement for your broken or lost car key, contact us today.

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“Car Key Solutions came recommended and from my 1st phone call enquiry to the Technician conducting the work faultless, highly professional and only happy to recommend.”

Tom Evans

“GREAT COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING SERVICE”

“Engineer arrived on time and was extremely professional. Problem was fixed in less than an hour. Big thumbs up to Car Keys Solutions.”

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“SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, VERY PROMPT, POLITE AND EFFICIENT”

“The price was good, and overall can't be faulted. The technician was great, keeping to social distancing appropriately. Very much recommended.”

Rob Melling

“ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS AND SPOT ON SERVICE”

“Car Key Solutions came recommended and from my 1st phone call enquiry to the Technician conducting the work faultless, highly professional and only happy to recommend.”

Tom Evans

“GREAT COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING SERVICE”

“Engineer arrived on time and was extremely professional. Problem was fixed in less than an hour. Big thumbs up to Car Keys Solutions.”

Chelsey Meuio Santos

“SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, VERY PROMPT, POLITE AND EFFICIENT”

“The price was good, and overall can't be faulted. The technician was great, keeping to social distancing appropriately. Very much recommended.”

Rob Melling
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OUR LOCATIONS

It couldn’t be easier to arrange a visit to get new car keys or duplicate car keys for your vehicle. A member of our team will be happy to take your call and to schedule a visit with you. We cover Greater London and surrounding M25 areas, solving all broken, lost, spare car keys and other issues.

EAST FINCHLEY

East Finchley
142-144 East End Road, London, N2 0RZ

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

KILBURN

Killburn
286-288 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2DB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

SOUTH LONDON

South London
220-222 Portland Road, South Norwood SE25 4QB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

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