When you receive your keyfob, it will be coded by BMW for your specific car, but not yet activated. Activation of your new key uses one of the following methods depending on if you have the keyfob slot or no keyfob slot.
BMWs WITHOUT the keyfob slot
With the old keyfob and new keyfob in the car, take the new key fob and hold it against the marked spot on the side of the steering column (low battery key mark location) and then start the car (working key fob is needed). The idrive display screen will immediately pop up with a request to name the profile associated with the new key fob.
How to program your new BMW Key
PLEASE NOTE: If you have trouble, take the old key far away from the car, hold the new key against the spot until the car recognised the new inactive coded key, have someone bring the old key to the car, start the engine.
We can get BMW Keys and Keyfobs for other BMWs as well. Please contact us for details.