Spare Keys

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  1. jarrod ingleton

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    Hi all
    May seem like a silly question but I am trying to work out how I can get a spare set of keys for the csi. Only came with one set. Would BMW service offer this or is there another option.
    Many thanks


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    Several folks here have used Keys4classics.com and report good results. I have not used them myself, but intend to when I get around to ordering a new key.
     
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    I used Liberty Lock (http://www.liblock.mobi/index.php) in Rockville MD for years, before I left DC. They still have a dimple key machine and do good work.


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    BMW still sells the blank keys with logo.
     
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    Hi All
    Many thanks for the replies and advice. Shall see how I go and let you know.
    Best regards
    Jarrod


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    I used Keysforclassics recently. Perfect fit. 2 keys (master and trunk) for about $70. Not BMW logo but OK by me. Takes several weeks.
     
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    OP: the Search function will provide you all needed info, and more.
     
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    Have to ask this question. My car had the ignition replaced. I have two keys for that. Thank god. I have no keys for the door locks. Called my local BMW store and the parts person was unable to help my with getting a key for the locks or even blanks. Is there a way to get my door lock key with out having a key all ready?
     
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    there is a code on the lock itself ... its near the moving lever if i remember correctly. the downside is that you have to take the door panel off and get in there to find out. there is a chance that it is probably the same as the trunk lock ... which would be easier to get to. it typically is the same ... but not always
     
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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    do a search on key replacement ... there are a few companies that can make a new key with that code
     
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    Is this what an E9 key should look like? It's the key I have for my car.... Key.jpg
     
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    That one is spare (not genuine BMW), but it is proper type key for E9. It is master type key (7 holes) that work also with trunk and glove box.
     
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    Thanks for that. Any one know where I can get a spare cut in Ireland or the UK?

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    Here's where the numbers are on the door lock.

    Door-Lock-Code-For-Posting.jpg

    Yeah, that's not really my key code....
     
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    I found the key code on the back of my glovebox lock. Keys4classics in AU made me spares- very satisfied with their work and service.


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    Keys4classics did a pair of spares for me too by using the code on the glovebox lock (this was their advice, they were very helpful). I think the glovebox lock is the one to use, because the door lock code may not open the glovebox and boot (trunk). As far as I understand it, the reason for this is because there was originally a "valet key" supplied with the car which only worked in the door and ignition. I'm in the UK and delivery was very efficient.
     
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    +1 for 'keys for classics' I got three from him for about 60 bucks (was a few years back), he's in Canberra

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    I just want to confirm that it still possible to get factory keys directly from BMW at least for a 1970 2800 CS.

    When I bought my car, I had only one ignition key (a Pebra with dimples) which is pretty dicey given how I misplace things! Anyhow, I spent some time going in circles with local locksmiths but no luck.

    I contacted the parts department at a local BMW dealership in Concord, CA and was told that my key was no longer available even though I had the key code which was still legible on my key.

    I took one last try with Weatherford BMW in Berkeley and dealt directly with the wholesale parts manager Jon Hoke ( jhoke@weatherfordbmw.com , 877-491-9071). Jon made a couple of calls on my behalf and three days later I had a perfect new factory key for about $65.

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    Did they reproduce the key from the code, or a key you had? In other words if another of us wanted a key(s), would we send a code or key? There should be some verification that the key or code holder actually has rights to the car to which the key belongs... may be you skipped that..?
     

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