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    I just bought a new key pre cut from the dealer last week, doesn't fit. I gave them my VIN and registration (required when buying a key). I'm assuming a shop or someone changed all the tumblers on my car sometime within the last 30 years unfortunately.


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      I talked with the dealer and they re-ordered a new key, which came out correctly and works all the locks. No charge.

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        Not sure if anyone has had this issue recently, but I contacted a local dealer and they gave me BMW's Key Replacement number, 888-575-5397. I called them and they told me they cannot provide a VIN cut key car models older than '98...

        So I stopped by the local dealer and placed the order with my DL and registration last week. Yesterday, the dealer contacts me and says they are having difficulty getting it cut.

        Any suggestions? The copies I have from the PO aren't in the greatest shape. I have also rebuilt the driver's side and trunk with new wafers.

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          So I'm completely shocked and pleasantly surprised, but last week I placed an order through my local dealership for a lighted master key, spare key, and a vin sticker (painting my car now and needed a new one). I needed title, my driver's license, and for the VIN sticker I needed a picture of the old original sticker (thankfully I took one only so that I could put the new one in the proper place) as well as a signed reason for why I needed a new sticker.

          I placed the order for my factory coded keys on 9/8, and my dealer called on 9/11 that they were already ready for pickup! 3 days?? I was expecting 4-6 weeks. The best part: I put them in the ignition and they actually worked! Am rebuilding the door and trunk locks but was worried about the ignition. I can't believe how fast a turnover it was:









          I obviously needed them. As for pricing, with a BMW CCA 15% discount:

          Lighted Master: $124.41
          Spare: $60.61
          VIN Sticker: $32.27


          I just can't get over how fast they were ready

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            Albie325 I had no idea you could order the door VIN sticker! Thanks so much for posting. Hope to see you and the ride at The Vintage!
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              Originally posted by bradnic View Post
              Albie325 I had no idea you could order the door VIN sticker! Thanks so much for posting. Hope to see you and the ride at The Vintage!
              Yessir, it's not the same in appearance as the original however does still look very sharp. Definitely planning to be there, we'll have to link up for sure
              '86 325e Zinnoberrot /// '02 325ci Schwarz II /// '18 M4 Azurite Black Metallic ///

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