How To Program A BMW Key


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Brooklyn drivers are busy. We like anything that makes our lives more convenient, like the BMW key fob and all the things it can do. Read below for instructions on how to start a BMW with a key fob remotely. We also talk about how to program a BMW key, as well as BMW battery replacement programming. And, if you’re wondering about the BMW key fob replacement price, our parts department has you covered.

How to Program a BMW Key – First Key

  1. Use the key to turn the car’s ignition to position 1 and back 5 times quickly.
  2. Take the key out of the ignition.
  3. Hold the unlock button and press the BMW logo 3 times, then release the unlock button.
  4. If you have additional keys you want to program, repeat step 3 within 30 seconds from the original key programming.
  5. Turn on the ignition to complete the process.

How to Program a BMW Key – Additional Keys

  1. Gather the programmed key fob along with copies you want to program into the car.
  2. Close all doors and windows.
  3. Use the unprogrammed to turn the ignition to position 1.
  4. Turn the key back and remove it.
  5. Hold down the unlock button on the programmed key and press the lock button 3 times, then release the unlock button. The doors should lock and unlock.
  6. Hold down the unlock button on the unprogrammed key while pressing the BMW logo 3 times, then release the unlock button. The doors should lock and unlock.

How to Start a BMW with a Key Fob Remotely

A lot of Staten Island drivers have been excited to find out that they can start their vehicle without even stepping inside. Just follow these directions to get it set up:

How to Start a BMW with a Key Fob Remotely

  1. To set this feature up, choose “Car” and then “Settings” on your in-vehicle touchscreen display.
  2. Choose “Climate Comfort”, then “Preconditioning/Ventilation”.
  3. Choose “Remote Engine Start,” then “Starting Engine for Climate Control”.
  4. Press “OK”.
  5. To start the vehicle with your key fob, press the lock button three times. Turn it off the same way.

BMW Battery Replacement Reprogramming

The steps for BMW battery replacement reprogramming are exactly the same as those outlined above. What about the BMW key fob replacement price? That depends on the particular key fob. But these batteries are typically inexpensive.

BMW Key Fob Battery Replacement: Smart Key

If you’re wondering how to change the battery in a BMW key fob, we’ve got a handy guide for Manhattan BMW owners. Here’s your BMW key fob battery replacement guide:

  1. Remove the metal key blade from the key fob. There should be a switch on the back of your key that allows you to do this.
  2. Remove the back cover of your BMW battery.
  3. Take out the old CR2450 BMW key fob battery.
  4. Place the new one inside.

BMW Key Fob Battery Replacement: Comfort Key

If you’ve got certain BMW models in Queens, you’ll have the Comfort Key instead of the Smart Key. In this case, you’ll need a CR2032 battery and you’ll need to follow these instructions:

  1. Press the small tab in the key fob and remove it to take out the valet key.
  2. After you’ve taken out the valet key, you’ll find a small access port on the key fob. With the valet key or a flat screwdriver, you’ll take out the key battery cover.
  3. Once it’s removed, you’ll see the battery. Take out the dead battery and replace it with a new one.

If you have the Comfort Key but don’t see a battery, you might have the rechargeable Comfort Key with no removable battery. You’ll just throw this battery on the charger to charge it!

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Check with our parts department if you need to know your BMW key fob replacement price. And while you’re here, check out our website for other tips and advice, like how to clean leather car seats. We’re here to help with any of your parts or service needs. We’re also just down the road from both Manhattan and Queens. So, drop by or contact us today.

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