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      09-01-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
batmanken
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I just got a used spare key for my 2012 128i (no comfort access) and was wondering if it's possible to program it to work with my car, I just want to have it as a backup just in case. recently took it to BMW dealer and asked and they told me I can't use it and have to order a new key from BMW. any ways to program this to work? thanks.
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      09-02-2016, 08:54 AM   #2
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If your car has CA and you want the key to do the CA bit, it must be dealer programmed.

I think the key will work if you just put it into the slot at least once, but I think that is just to lock/unlock and start, it wont start the car with the key in the ignition

I also believe the key is coded to the VIN

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I just got a used spare key for my 2012 128i (no comfort access) and was wondering if it's possible to program it to work with my car, I just want to have it as a backup just in case. recently took it to BMW dealer and asked and they told me I can't use it and have to order a new key from BMW. any ways to program this to work? thanks.
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      11-13-2016, 03:52 PM   #3
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You cannot program a used key AFAIK.

If you want a backup order the plastic key + empty plastic FOB. Shouldn't be more than $100.

ISTA can program CA keys so you can skip a trip to dealer.
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