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Where to get extra key

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Electronics' started by Footsox1, Oct 4, 2009.

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    We are first time BMW owners (of a used 325i) and got only one key with the car. The dealer wants over $200 for an extra key!! Any suggestions on where or how to buy an extra key for less money? Thanks! We love the car. Finally bought one.

    John
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    John in VA

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    What year is the 325? The key/fobs with remote entry are expensive - valet keys will be cheaper.
    You should check around - different pricing from different dealers, as well as deeper discounts for 'CCA members from other dealers, for instance:
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&catalogid=4462&siteid=214672&catalog=4462
    Older 3er (E21, E30) blanks are available and affordable, but you need to find a lock shop that can cut a steel blank. Newer model keys are ordered through the dealer based on your VIN.

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    Hi John in VA - Thanks for the info. The 325i is a 2004. The dealer explained the VIN thing for the key. I was just hoping I could get it somewhere for less than $200. I'll check the website you posted. Thanks. If anybody else has any suggestions, please post. Thanks!

    John
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    az3579

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    The problem is that the key has to be coded, which costs $$$. I think you'll just have to cough it up if you want it badly enough.
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    BMWCCA1

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    I'd try another dealer just to check that price. One that gives a BMW CCA discount might help, too.


    You are a BMW CCA member, aren't you? :D

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    Yes. I am a member of BMWCCA. I don't know why it dosn't show it on the left side of my posts. Maybe it's because we have only been a member for about a month? Thanks for the suggestion. I'll call a couple other dealers and call one that gives a BMWCCA discount. Thanks so much.

    John

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