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Old 12-31-2010, 09:36 PM
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First of all, a device like that is not even necessary at all to program our key fobs. Stick it into E60, and it will program it directly.

A benefit for a device like that is if you lost both of your keys (but I suppose somehow gain open access to the vehicle), since you will not have to initiate the computer using an existing fob.

Now, going back to what has been the root of this whole debate. You CANNOT reprogram a key. I really don't know how many times I have to say this. The chip on these fobs are designed to be written ONCE only.

If you have any actual knowledge of this, you would know that the only way to "reuse" a key is to buy the actual chip, and manually replace it via soldering the new chip on.

In case you can't read what you posted yourself, I will point out that instead of advising wingster to buy a used key, he told him to get a new key. Why? Duh. Keys can only be programmed once. What I have been saying all this time.

Geezus. Talk about dense. It is evident that you're not average. That bar is a bit high for some people.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:44 PM
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I am not the only person that is saying these key fobs can be only programmed once.

The document states that it is potentially possible with specialized machine, and stripping down the immobilizer box, however, this is not anywhere near the scope of "reprogramming" as it's being discussed.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:23 AM
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@OP: So.... What did you end up having to do? What option did you go with?
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:23 PM
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Thanks guys for all the info. Now I am really confused lol..... I guess what I will have to do is contact the dealer in Nevada that gave me the radio code. I know when I was looking for that (the radio code) the Canadian dealers could not find anything but in the USA they were able to.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:10 AM
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My key has been replaced by sutton coldfield locksmith at very cheap.I am highly impressed with their work.
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