BMW KEY REPLACEMENT
Everything you need know about BMW key replacement; Keyless Entry, Smart Keys (Proximity) and Programming.
Q.Does a BMW have an immobilizer ?
A.Yes, here is a list of BMW ANTI THEFT (IMMOBILIZER) SYSTEMS
EWS: "Driveaway Protection System"started as early as 1993.
CAS:"Car Access System"
FEM/BDC:"Front Electronic Module"
Above listed all BMW'S Anti-Theft systems, all of them have the same principal of operation but the programming procedure is different for each and every one.
*Principal of Operation:
A transponder chip is integrated in each of the vehicle keys. A ring coil is fitted about the ignition lock. The transponder chip is powered by this coil. This means that no battery is necessary in the key. The power supply and data transfer take place in the same way as a transformer between the loop antenna (coil) at the ignition lock and the transponder chip.
Q.Does BMW immobilizer requires programming ?
Q.Can I program the key myself ?
A.No, but for older bmw's with EWS system it's possible to program the remote only it will not start the car but will control the lock and unlock functions, you can try programming the remote yourself click HERE to watch a youtube video on how to.
Q.Where can I get a BMW key replacement?
A:BMW key replacement can only be done by an Automotive Locksmith or the Dealer, we provide service for all of BMW'S Immobilizer system
Q.How to sync a BMW key I got from the dealer ? (will NOT work for keys bought online - dealer by vin only).
A.HERE is an instructional video on how to Synchronize a BMW after you ordered one by VIN from the dealership.
If you need a new BMW key in Southern Maine we can help, give us a call for a free quote, we come to you and make a key on site.