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charleshickman
08-10-2007, 01:39 AM
I can't find my metal key. I used my plastic key today. Anybody know what a new key costs and what it takes to get one?

PAULBACH
08-10-2007, 01:43 AM
You can buy a blank at the dealer.

Then go to a good locksmith.

charleshickman
08-10-2007, 01:56 AM
You can buy a blank at the dealer.

Then go to a good locksmith.

Is there any issue with the rf chip in the key? On my '05 Jeep there were codes and such. Or are all the keys coded the same?

PAULBACH
08-10-2007, 02:01 AM
OOPS!

My 05 doesn't have an RF chip. Hmmmmm Maybe it does. Thanks for the update!

FredRydr
08-10-2007, 03:59 AM
About $65 for either the metal key or the plastic key, because both have the chip in them. It has to come from BMW; you can't cut them and expect to be able to ride your bike away.

You can buy a metal key for less without the chip for cases and the like.

Fred
'07 R

swleejr
08-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Hi

I was told by my dealer on Tuesday that you need the key code and the last 6 digits of your VIN to get a key from them. He was nice enough to write the information into my owners manual so I would not forget. This was for an 07GS.

Hope it helps.

Tom K.
08-10-2007, 03:45 PM
About $65 for either the metal key or the plastic key, because both have the chip in them. It has to come from BMW; you can't cut them and expect to be able to ride your bike away.
Fred '07 R

Mine was $53 about a year and a half ago. (Wouldn't be surprised if inflation has them up to $65 by now.)
Tom

The_Veg
08-14-2007, 11:24 PM
I was told about $75 for replacements when I bought my bike a few weeks ago, but this may vary in different places.
Compared to some cars that use the same physical & RF security measures in their keys, $75 is a real bargain.

Jankov
08-17-2007, 02:45 AM
I just ordered a replacement key form my dealer in Colo. Springs for $45. The key arrived from Germany overnight. That's service!!

charleshickman
08-18-2007, 01:22 PM
Thanks for all the info.

I found my original key, and it appears that they can survive at least one wash and dry cycle.

FYI, I called Chicago BMW, because there is no dealer nearby and they usually discount BMW parts by 20%. They could not help due to the 'we have to personally see your title and id' requirement. But I was told that a BMW auto dealership likely could order one. I may check that out for a spare.