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I have remote key for bmw x5 and no functions are working can you help andy

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Here is link on how to reprogram your key. The newer BMWs recharge the key battery while it is in the ignition so there is no battery to replace. Good luck.

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I'm guessing you're talking about the remote to unlock/lock/arm your SUV.

First off, try changing the battery in it. If you are unsure what battery you need, take the old battery out and to a store that sells watch batteries. They will be able to assist you in getting the exact battery that goes in the remote.

If this does not work, you will probably have to take the remote to the dealer to get a replacement.

I hope this helps. =)

Posted on Oct 10, 2009


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