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    Angry My dog ate my key....

    Already went through this with one of our huskies when she was a pup. She ate anything in sight including parts from my beeper. Now we have another husky, 7 month old male, who also is in that stage.

    One morning I was stupid enough to leave the car key on the coffee table and sure enough he got a hold of it. Looks almost as bad as the beeper did....

    So, off to BMW to order another key, $140! After striking up a conversation with the parts guy he cut the price down to $120. Guess he likes dogs too. Now, how to program it, right???

    Called the dealer and he said drop by anytime WITH ALL YOUR REMOTE KEYS, it will only take a few minutes. Sure enough it did. In and done in about 5 minutes, not too bad and no charge. The tech asked me what happed to the old key so I shared the story. Glad there are a lot of dog lovers out there 'cause I then asked him if he would share the secret of how to program the car/key. Got a pen handy.......

    NOTE: If you go to program mode you must reprogram ALL your keys into the car's receiver so have them handy!!!

    This worked for my '01 Z3 Coupe with the keyless entry system and no factory alarm. Will probably work for other cars as well but I don't know which ones it would apply to. Sorry for the disclaimer but I take no responsibility if it messes up your car, it does work on mine.

    1) Open the driver's door and enter the car.
    2) Close the door.
    3) Insert the key in the ignition.
    4) Turn the key to the 'engine run' position for between 1 and 5 seconds (not more than 5). DO NOT START THE CAR.
    5) Turn key to off and remove key.
    6) Press and hold the unlock button then press the lock button 3 times and release both buttons. The doors will now lock.
    7) Take your next key and repeat step #6. Do this for all your remote keys. The computer can hold up to 4 keys.
    8) To end the sequence, open and close the driver's door.



    Also, The following are the instructions used for a '97 328:

    This is for the stock BMW alarms, don't know if it is applicable for you but here you go....

    To teach your alarm system the unique identification code of a replacement alarm remote:

    NOTE: Steps 1 through 6 must be performed within 45 seconds.

    1) Close all doors, trunk and hood.
    2) The alarm must be in 'disarmed' mode and key must be removed from the iginition.
    3) Open the trunk and leave it open.
    4) Open the driver's door and sit in the seat.
    5) Close the driver's door.
    6) Cycle the iginition switch 5 times between the OFF position and position #2 (ignition ON position - all dash warning lamps illuminate). The cycling must be done within 10 seconds and do NOT start the car. The red LED will illuminate continuosly and the siren will chirp once indicating the code learning mode has been initiated.
    7) Open the driver's door but remain seated.
    8) Close the driver's door.
    9) Press and release any button on the remote you want to register into the system. The status LED will shut off momentarily to indicate that one ID code has been registered.
    10) Repeat steps 7 through 9 to register any additional transmitter codes you wish the system to learn.
    11) Open the driver's door and exit the vehicle LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN.
    12) Close the trunk.
    13) Close the driver's door. The LED will turn off and the siren will chirp twice.
    14) Test transmitter to confirm operation.

    It is possible for the system to memorize a total of 4 different ID codes. As a new code is learned the oldest code in memory is deleted. To wipe the system of all previous codes simply teach it the code from your current transmitter 4 times.
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    damn nice dogs...at least you didn't go through the laxatives route.

    thanks for the tip.
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    Man huskies are badass. I know my pitbull would have done the same thing, but we keep him outside.
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    Chef, any pics of your pitbull?

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    my key is bigger than my dog.. yorkshire terrier named "bimmer"

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    LOL, love what's hanging from the colar!

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    Originally posted by Uj2
    LOL, love what's hanging from the colar!
    lol... yup and I got a special one made with his name and our info in the back.




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    Originally posted by russian.mob
    Chef, any pics of your pitbull?
    Right after I took the pic, he jumped off the couch and relieved himself on the carpet.
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    Uj2, sue the dog!

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    Chef,

    Thanks. I love those dogs. A friend of mine is getting one this weekend.

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    Originally posted by Hugo
    Uj2, sue the dog!
    Tell me about it. Maybe I can sue my wife too, she wanted him. I was happy with just one.

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    Originally posted by russian.mob
    Chef,

    Thanks. I love those dogs. A friend of mine is getting one this weekend.
    No problem!
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    Way back when I installed the HID's my puppy at the time ate up both 9006 bulbs I pulled out. Chewed up all the bases.
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    FWIW the keyless entry modules are available on eBay for about $15. Complete with instructions on programmng the car.

    Our M Roadster came with only one key module. Bought two off of eBay, programmed the car for one, and now both my wife and I have modules.

    The key istelf is a different store.
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    Nice dogs

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    Must be painful to pass a bimmer key...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinecone
    FWIW the keyless entry modules are available on eBay for about $15. Complete with instructions on programmng the car.
    Our M Roadster came with only one key module. Bought two off of eBay, programmed the car for one, and now both my wife and I have modules.
    The key istelf is a different store.

    Who sells them? Do you still have their info by any chance?

    I need the instructions on programming a Z4. Someone please help.
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    Do all cars come with the keyless entry option? Are some just not programmed? Please splain.....how would I know if my used car has the option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uj2 View Post
    Already went through this with one of our huskies when she was a pup. She ate anything in sight including parts from my beeper. Now we have another husky, 7 month old male, who also is in that stage.

    I always wanted a husky... you got any pups??
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    Could you try retrieving the key? For $120, I'd wait for it to pass through and dig it out.

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    I should point out, I dug up an ancient thread, using the "search feature". I should have just posted a new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loneman View Post
    Could you try retrieving the key? For $120, I'd wait for it to pass through and dig it out.
    I thought this whole thread would be about what to expect next....most likely lots of crap.
    Fancy that the nice man would teach you how to do this yourself. Very useful considering that I do not have the spare out of my set.

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    Holy Old Thread!

    If you have keyless entry, you have a fob on your keychain and a little hump in the middle of the head liner I think. The little flashlight button on the key is not for the locks...it's just a light.

    I do not have keyless entry. My Coupe is old school.

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    Two of the best dog's ever combined. I bet that dog is super smart and super fun to play with.

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