How To Replace Lost BMW Keys

Lost the keys to your BMW and have now idea how to replace your BMW car keys? Well take a deep breath and relax. Now that you have done that print out this how to guide on how to replace lost BMW car keys. 

Before we get started you will need these materials.

  • Vehicle identification number
  • Driver’s license
  • Car title
  • Vehicle registration
  • Know the year

Now that you have those materials let’s get started on our how to guide on how to replace your BMW car keys.

  1. If you have an older BMW (think early 90's) then you do not have to read the rest of this guide on how to replace your BMW car keys. Since you own an older BMW it does not have BMW’s sophisticated locking system that uses a computer chip to unlock and start your vehicle. Why? You just happen to own a BMW that does not have computer system. So just call a locksmith and let them make you a new key. For those who own a new BMW you are going to need to keep reading this guide on how to replace BMW car keys. Now use Google to find the nearest BMW dealership if you do not know where one is already.
  2. Now that you know where the nearest BMW dealership is give them a call up and give the dealership the VIN number. The dealership for security reasons is going to ask that you provide them with some kind of proof that you are the owner of the BMW that you are trying to get keys to. So make sure you can provide them with proof that you are the owner with the title, vehicle registration, or insurance card.
  3. After you have done that you are going to place an order with the dealership to order the keys. Now you wait. The dealership will call you when the keys have arrived and you can A pick them up or B have them mailed to you. Congratulations you have replaced you BMW car keys.

Tip: If you happen to bought a used BMW beware BMW will only allow you to order nine replacements keys before they force you to replace the entire engine control unit. That can cost you 5 thousand or more to replace. So if you bought a used BMW try not to use the keys.

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