How to Program a BMW Key Fob

Man opening car with key fob

Many Portland drivers come to our service center wondering how to program a BMW key fob. Fortunately this task can be completed right at home in no time. There are two basic methods for BMW key fob battery replacement. The first method is used when you already have a working key but want to program additional keys. The second method is needed if you do not have a working key on hand.

How to Program an Additional BMW Key Fob

Here is how to program an additional BMW key fob when you have another fob available to you.

  1. Step inside the cabin of the vehicle with the working key fob and any other BMW key fobs you want to program. Make sure all doors and windows are closed.
  2. Put the working key into the ignition and turn it to position one (do not start the engine). When this happens, the dashboard lights and accessories should pop on.
  3. Turn the key back and remove it from the ignition.
  4. Take the working key and hold down the unlock button. Press the lock button (the BMW logo) three times before releasing the unlock button. The doors will lock and unlock automatically.
  5. Take the key you wish to program and hold down the unlock button while pressing the BMW logo three times. Release the unlock button once again, and the doors should lock and unlock. This indicates that you are done with the process.

How to Program a New BMW Key Fob from Scratch

If you do not already have a working key fob, here is how to program a BMW key.

  1. Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to position one and back rapidly five times.
  2. Take the key out of the ignition.
  3. Hold the unlock button and press the BMW logo three times before releasing it.
  4. If you have more than one key that you want to program, repeat step three within 30 seconds from the original key programming.
  5. Finish the process by turning on the ignition. Turn on the ignition to complete the process.

Trust the Automotive Experts at Kuni BMW

If you run into an issue while programming your BMW key fob, the team at Kuni BMW would be more than happy to assist you. We can also help with BMW key fob replacement if you are in need of a new fob. Contact us today for more information or set up an appointment with us.

2014 - 2020 M3 or M4 Non-Competition
Discounted Spring Wheel Package

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Specifications: 255/40R18 Continental Winter Contact Tires & BMW Style 640M Rims
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Specifications: 255/40R18 Continental Winter Contact Tires & BMW Style 640M Rims
Part Numbers: 36112358493 & 36112358494
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Specifications: 235/40R18 & 255/35R18 Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 Tires & BMW Style 640M Rims
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2011 - 2017 X3
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Specifications: 245/50R18 Pirelli Sottozero II Tires & BMW 307 Rims
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2019 - 2021 3 Series or 4 Series
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Specifications: 225/50R17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Tires & BMW Style 776 Rims
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$120 Mail-In Rebate on Select Michelin, Pirelli, and Bridgestone Tires

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BMW Ultimate Care Oil Services
3 Years Prepaid for $199

For vehicles older than 60 months OR with at least 60,000 miles.

  • Only includes service (oil and filter). Standard scope is not included.
  • $199 MSRP and Dealer Net Price
  • Fully transferable– coverage stays on the vehicle
  • 3-year coverage period from enrollment date with no mileage restriction

Inquire at the Service Drive

This maintenance plan can be purchased as soon as the 1st day following the 60-month period or as soon as the car reaches 60,000 miles. This plan includes oil and oil filter changes for three years for $199 plus taxes and disposal fees where applicable. Unlimited oil services included are based upon the associated BMW vehicle Condition Based Service (CBS) system. Available for all BMW vehicles that have reached 60 months or 60,000 miles, and are not currently covered by BMW Ultimate Care+ coverage. Plan is available for purchases once BMW vehicle has reached 60 months and has current BMW Ultimate Care Scheduled or BMW Ultimate Care+2 coverage. All work is carried out by BMW Trained Technicians using Original BMW Parts, which come with a two-year unlimited mileage limited warranty. Warranty repairs do not constitute on extension of the original limited warranty period for the vehicle or a part thereof. - Expires: 12/31/2022

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