How To Program the BMW Key


Getting your BMW key fob programmed is a simple process and doing it will unlock a world of possibilities for you and your Fresno BMW. There are two methods of doing so, one when you have a working BMW key and want to add a new one and one when you’ve got no key and want to start from scratch. Let BMW Fresno teach you how to program a BMW key or we can be your BMW key programmer. Contact our service team today!

Programming Additional BMW Key Fobs 

If you’ve got a working BMW key fob but want to program additional keys for your Clovis BMW, follow these steps.

  1. Take the working key fob and the ones you wish to program into the car and close all doors and windows.
  2. Put the working key into the ignition and turn it to the next position over (do not start the vehicle). This will turn on the dash lights and accessories.
  3. Turn the key back again and remove it.
  4. On the working key, hold down the unlock button and press the lock button 3 times, then release the unlock button. This will automatically lock and unlock the doors.
  5. Take the new key and hold down the unlock button while pressing the BMW logo 3 times, then release the unlock button. This will lock and unlock the doors again, meaning you’re done.

Programming a New Key from Scratch

If you’re wondering how to program a BMW key but don’t have a working key with you, this is what you do.

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

However, if you’d like us to be your BMW key programmer, our service experts can help you along with that. We’ve also got you covered with a BMW key fob replacement.

BMW Fresno Has Your BMW Service Needs Met

Here at BMW Fresno, you can count on us to always provide top-quality BMW service on whatever model you have. Be sure to ask about our specials on routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations as well. Contact us today with any service questions you may have!

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