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How Do I Program My BMW Key Fob?

Programming the keyless entry on your BMW key fob is a quick and simple task that most Walnut Creek-area drivers won’t have any difficulties completing. There are two basic methods; one to use when you already have a working key, but you need to program additional keys, and the other is when you are starting from scratch without a working key.



Programming Additional BMW Key Fobs

So if you have a working BMW key fob, but wish to program additional keys, follow these steps:

  1. Take the working BMW key fob along with the ones you want to program inside the car with all doors and windows closed.
  2. Put the working key into the ignition and turn to position one. At this point, the dash lights and accessories should turn on.
  3. Turn the key back and remove.
  4. On the working key, hold down the unlock button and press the lock button (the BMW logo) three times, then release the unlock button. The doors will then automatically lock and unlock.
  5. Take the new key and hold down the unlock button while pressing the BMW logo three times, then release the unlock button. Again the doors should lock and unlock, and you’re done.
2019 BMW X3 interior


Programming a New Key from Scratch

These instructions are for programming a new key when you do not have a working BMW key fob.

  1. Insert key into the ignition and turn it to position one and back rapidly five times.
  2. Remove the key.
  3. Hold the unlock button and press the BMW logo three times, then release the unlock button.
  4. If you have more keys that you’d like to program, repeat step three within 30 seconds from the original key programming.
  5. Turn on the ignition to complete the process.

Need Help? Visit BMW Concord!

The instructions are fairly simple and should work on most BMW models, however, some will have slightly different methods for programming the key. For additional information about the BMW key programmer, if you need a BMW key fob replacement or a BMW key battery, give the BMW Concord service center a call. We will happily walk you through how to clean car floor mats, what is tire rotation, or the programming process, or get you the part you need to program the BMW key fob. You can also schedule a service appointment right from home.

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