Reply to Thread

Post a reply to the thread: Key failure

Your Message

Click here to log in

Please correctly re-type the phrase f o o t d o c t o r in the form box. Re-type it without the extra spaces and put the one space where it should be. We apologize for having to do this but this silliness helps slow the spammers.

 

Additional Options

Topic Review (Newest First)

  • 11-22-2005, 11:12 PM
    StuM

    Re: Have you been cycling keys every couple of

    Yes. I have three keys and cycle them every few months or so. Two seem to retain power and memory fine. The same one is always going out of sync!
  • 11-22-2005, 05:03 PM
    biffom2

    Re: Have you been cycling keys every couple of

    I guess that's why one of my keys failed - I'd been away travelling and the car had been in storage for the best part of a year.

    I guess the next time I go I'll have to have the storage people put the keys on a trickle charger...2001 Silver/Red
  • 11-22-2005, 11:33 AM
    jawz

    Have you been cycling keys every couple of

    months to keep them charged?
    Black/Crema
    2003 Alpina #480
  • 11-21-2005, 11:18 PM
    StuM

    Re: Key failure - Resetting?

    My second key has not failed, but seems to lose programming from time to time. I've had BMW reset it twice now. Does anyone recall the re-sync'ing procedure, step by step? I hate to drive all the way down to the dealer each time it loses its mind!
  • 11-21-2005, 06:13 PM
    biffom2

    Key failure

    One of my keys failed (would not charge). Couldn't find a way to get at the battery (the back plate seems to be just for show). $276 for a new one.

    Whilst I was waiting at the service desk - One of the employees casually told me that they get about 20 a day. I replied that it's a nice little earner. He replied that they were built to fail. I sincerely doubt that that is the case, but it strikes me that it is a bit of a design flaw that entails the purchase of an entirely new key for what is most probably a duff battery.
    2001 Silver/Red

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
1e2 Forum