BMW Key Replacement

A broken or lost BMW car key can be a huge inconvenience, but with Car Keys Solutions, you will find that our exceptional mobile BMW car key replacement service can solve any issues that you are faced with. Whether your key has broken in the ignition, or you’ve lost your car key, our trained and experienced technicians will be with you in under an hour to ensure that you’re back on the road in no time at all!

Which BMW Car Key Do You Own?

Over the years, BMW have developed and used several types of remote keys.

No matter what make or model of BMW you own, our highly qualified technicians will be with you in under an hour to provide you with a new BMW car key. If your key is stuck in the ignition, our unparalleled mobile service will have the latest equipment to safely remove it, and provide you with a new one. While you may be tempted to call your dealer, this is a long-winded, and often highly expensive way to have your BMW car keys replaced. Our mobile service is unparalleled in responsiveness and cost, and we can also guarantee that we will carry out our BMW car key replacement on the spot, while you wait.

What Do You Need To Know About BMW Car Keys?

  • BMW cars manufactured after 1995 are equipped with an immobiliser unit, meaning the car cannot be switched on unless it recognises the correctly programmed transponder chip.
  • BMWs are known to have a few manufacturer nuances with the transponder chip that is programmed in the key fob. Our specialist technicians can fix this in no time.
  • We urge all of our customers to get a second spare key cut & programmed in case their existing key is damaged or lost, in order to save them time and money in the long run.
  • The transponder chip in BMW car keys is a type of security measure, which helps to prevent your car from being broken into and stolen through a copy of your key.
  • Taking your BMW car keys to a dealer to be replaced is more expensive and time consuming, as you may need to arrange your car to be towed. At Car Key Solutions, we will replace your key on the spot, while you wait.
  • From the early days, until the F-series models, most BMW vehicles were central locking remote operated, and these were sealed for the battery to recharge for just using the key. When the battery fails, a replacement key is required as the key is not serviceable. Here at Car Keys Solutions, we can provide you with a solution.

What BMW Car Key Services Do We Provide?

Lost Or Broken BMW Car Key Replacement

If you have lost or broken your BMW car keys, and you’re in need of replacement, then we can provide you with a brand new set in minutes, while you wait. No need to worry about towing your car to a dealer, or having to wait 10 working days to get back on the road again. We will come to you, as soon as you need us.

 

Car Key Duplication

If you have bought your BMW second hand, or for some other reason, you only have one key to start the engine and you need a spare, we can carry out quick and efficient car key duplication. It’s always more effective to have a duplicate of your BMW car key, in case one of them gets broken or lost in the future.

 

Car Key Programming

If you have a BMW model that was manufactured after 1995, then your BMW car keys will have a transponder chip. Sometimes, this can become de-synchronised, and will need expert, diagnostic equipment to get it working again. We can carry out this service, right where you are.

 

Car Opening

If you’ve looked your keys inside your car, and need urgent access, we can provide you with a locksmith who can break into your car and retrieve them, without leaving a scratch.

 

Car Key Repair

If your key has snapped, cracked or chipped, you may find that we can repair it rather than totally replace the set. Whether your key has become too worn to function property or it has a scratch that needs fixing, our technicians can repair it onsite.

 

Car Lock Repair/Ignition Barrel Repair

You may find yourself having problems with your door lock or ignition barrel, which may need fixing. Our technicians use the latest equipment to effectively repair car locks and ignition barrels, at a lower cost than most garages.

How Do BMW Car Keys Work?

Since 1995, all BMW car keys have been fitted with a transponder chip, which will only allow the car to drive when the right chip is programmed to a specific car. Inside the car, an immobiliser system will help to recognize it and allow the engine to be switched on. If the chip is not recognized by the immobiliser system, the key or fob will not work, and the fuel to the car’s engine will be cut off to stop the car from moving. This type of technology is a security measure which helps to prevent your car from being broken into and stolen by simply copying your car key.

However, technology makes the BMW car key replacement more expensive and a time consuming task. When you head to a BMW dealership. Not only will you need to arrange for your car to be taken to the dealership before they can begin the replacement service, you will have to wait for up to 10 working days for the new BMW car key to be ordered, cut and supplied. In some cases, the dealership may recommend that the locking system is changed, but this can be extremely costly.

Here at Car Keys Solutions, we provide a mobile service, which means that you don’t have to tow your car to us – we can come straight to you no matter where you are. When it comes to taking your BMW car to a dealer, you will have to consider the price of towing your car, possibly twice for the order and for the synchronisation of the transponder chip. But with Car Keys Solutions, you don’t have to worry about that. We offer a fast, convenient and on the spot BMW car key replacement service saving you both time and money.

Which BMW Models’ Car Keys Do We Repair?

BMW 1 SERIES

In order to carry out the transponder chip programming in your BMW 1 Series vehicle, it is important that you have one working key and one key that needs programming. Then, there are a few steps that you will need to follow in order to program the car key correctly.

 

Step 1 Get in the car and lock all doors.

Step 2 Turn on the ignition and then turn it off quickly within five seconds.

Step 3 Remove the first key within thirty seconds.

Step 4 Hold the key up so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna.

Step 5 Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button three times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock confirming the operation.

Step 6 Quickly repeat steps four and five for key number two.

 

BMW 3 Series

This saloon is a popular car for business use and for families, meaning if your transponder chip becomes desynchronised, it can cause a huge interruption to your day. If you need your key programmed, there are a few steps that need to be followed:

Step 1 Get in the car and lock all doors.

Step 2 Turn on the ignition and then turn it off quickly within five seconds.

Step 3 Remove the first key within thirty seconds.

Step 4 Hold the key up so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna.

Step 5 Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button three times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock confirming the operation.

Step 6 Quickly repeat steps four and five for key number two.

 

BMW 5 Series

These luxury, executive cars are one of the most popular BMWs, suitable for a huge range of purposes. Getting your key programmed is simple if you follow these steps:

Step 1 Get in the car and lock all doors.

Step 2 Turn on the ignition and then turn it off quickly within five seconds.

Step 3 Remove the first key within thirty seconds.

Step 4 Hold the key up so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna.

Step 5 Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button three times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock confirming the operation.

Step 6 Quickly repeat steps four and five for key number two.

 

BMW 7 Series

This luxury saloon car is one of the most exclusive model that BMW have ever produced. Because of this, if you’re struggling with a key that needs to be programmed, it is important that you follow these steps closely in order to re-programme the key with the help of Car Keys Solutions.

Step 1 Get in the car and lock all doors.

Step 2 Turn on the ignition and then turn it off quickly within five seconds.

Step 3 Remove the first key within thirty seconds.

Step 4 Hold the key up so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna.

Step 5 Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button three times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock confirming the operation.

Step 6 Quickly repeat steps four and five for key number two.

 

BMW 8 Series

Recognised as being a ‘spy car’ the 8-series coupes is a flagship of the brand. If you have a BMW 8 Series that was produced before 1995, then your key will not need to be programmed. If however, you have a car manufactured after that time, then your key will need to be programmed with these simple steps:

Step 1 Get in the car and lock all doors.

Step 2 Turn on the ignition and then turn it off quickly within five seconds.

Step 3 Remove the first key within thirty seconds.

Step 4 Hold the key up so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna.

Step 5 Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button three times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock confirming the operation.

Step 6 Quickly repeat steps four and five for key number two.

 

BMW 6 Series

Programming the BMW 6 Series key follows a different process when compared to many of the other cars that BMW have produced.

Step 1 During programming of the transponder chip, turn the ignition to position one and then turn it back off in five seconds.

Step 2 Then remove the key from ignition, press and hold the unlock button for fifteen seconds.

Step 3 Remember to press the key lock button three times within five seconds.

Step 4 Then release both buttons.

Step 5 The car doors will then lock and unlock to show the right procedure during programming has taken place.

 

BMW Z3 Series

This car was the first mass-produced roadster for BMW, and with some exciting top speeds and excellent fuel efficient, the Z3 is a very popular car. This car is programmed in a similar way to the BMW 6 Series.

Step 1 During programming of the transponder chip, turn the ignition to position one and then turn it back off in five seconds.

Step 2 Then remove the key from ignition, press and hold the unlock button for fifteen seconds.

Step 3 Remember to press the key lock button three times within five seconds.

Step 4 Then release both buttons.

Step 5 The car doors will then lock and unlock to show the right procedure during programming has taken place.

 

BMW Z4 Series

This rear-wheeled sports car offers driving enthusiasts a fantastic drive, whether a coupe or roadster. To programme the key for the Z4 Series, it is important that you follow these simple steps:

Step 1 During programming of the transponder chip, turn the ignition to position one and then turn it back off in five seconds.

Step 2 Then remove the key from ignition, press and hold the unlock button for fifteen seconds.

Step 3 Remember to press the key lock button three times within five seconds.

Step 4 Then release both buttons.

Step 5 The car doors will then lock and unlock to show the right procedure during programming has taken place.

 

BMW X3 Series

This luxury, compact crossover SUV is one of the most popular, luxury 4 wheel drive cars on the market. Programming the key correctly and here at Car Keys Solutions, we can provide you with a number of steps to help.

Step 1 During programming of the transponder chip, turn the ignition to position one and then turn it back off in five seconds.

Step 2 Then remove the key from ignition, press and hold the unlock button for fifteen seconds.

Step 3 Remember to press the key lock button three times within five seconds.

Step 4 Then release both buttons.

Step 5 The car doors will then lock and unlock to show the right procedure during programming has taken place.

 

BMW X6 Series

This luxury cross-over vehicle is a popular addition to the mid-size car market for BMW. Make sure you programme the key correctly, with the help of Car Keys Solutions.

Step 1 During programming of the transponder chip, turn the ignition to position one and then turn it back off in five seconds.

Step 2 Then remove the key from ignition, press and hold the unlock button for fifteen seconds.

Step 3 Remember to press the key lock button three times within five seconds.

Step 4 Then release both buttons.

Step 5 The car doors will then lock and unlock to show the right procedure during programming has taken place.

What If I Need A Replacement BMW Car Key?

All you have to do to get a replacement BMW car key 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 qualified technician specialising in replacing BMW car keys and FOBs 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.

If your vehicle was manufactured after 1995, then you will have an electronic immobiliser in your car. Our technicians will need to obtain the electronic immobiliser’s data by removing the electronic control unit, which they will do quickly and efficiently, without damaging your car. Once this is done, they will cut a new key blade using the hi-tech, expert equipment that is already located in our vans, and will program your new key to your specific car.

What BMW Car Keys Services Do You Require?

Technology makes the BMW key replacement a more expensive and a time consuming task. When you head to a BMW dealership, not only will you need to arrange for your car to be taken to the dealership before they can begin the replacement service, you will have to wait for up to 10 working days for the new BMW car key to be ordered, cut and supplied. In some cases, the dealership may recommend that the locking system is changed, but this can be extremely costly.

Here at Car Keys Solutions, we pride ourselves on getting you back on the road as quickly as possible, while providing you with a much cheaper and more hassle free service than you would receive at a dealership. Forget having to tow your vehicle to the nearest BMW dealer, with Car Keys Solutions, we will come straight to you, whenever you need us. No matter what BMW car keys services you require, you can be sure that we will provide you with everything you need, no matter where your car is located. If you want to find out more about the emergency BMW car key replacement service that we provide, or you want to talk to a BMW car keys specialist to provide you with a replacement for your broken or lost car key, contact us today on 0208 346 7575.