How to Reset a BMW Key

by Matt McGew

Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) is a German automobile company that manufactures and markets performance and luxury vehicles. BMW automobiles feature a keyless entry system that is built into the key and allows you to unlock and lock the doors and trunk with the press of a button. At times, the unlock and lock functionality on the key will stop working. When this happens, you need to reset your BMW key.

Step 1

Unlock your BMW using the metal key.

Step 2

Place the key in the ignition.

Step 3

Turn the key to the "On" position.

Step 4

Turn the key to the "Off" position.

Step 5

Remove the key from the ignition.

Step 6

Press and hold the "Unlock" button on your key.

Step 7

Press the "Lock" button on the key three times. Your key is now reset and should function properly.

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