BMW Key Replacement at Otto’s BMW in West Chester, PA

Lineup of BMW Key Fobs at Otto's BMW in West Chester PA

Is your BMW Key lost, damaged, or stolen? 

Otto’s BMW Parts Department is here to help. 610-399-4171

We can assist you with ordering a BMW replacement key fob with just a few simple steps.

What is required to order a replacement BMW Key?  You will need two proofs of ownership listed below, and your VIN number.

  1. Vehicle Identification Number aka VIN.
  2. A copy of your Vehicle Registration OR Vehicle Title
  3. A copy of your valid Drivers License
  4. The information on both documents MUST match.

If you cannot provide both documents with matching information, we cannot assist you until the proper documentation is provided.

Once you have these two proofs of ownership, simply visit, call, or e-mail our parts at parts@ottosbmw.com department to start the ordering process. 

We require payment upfront when ordering a replacement BMW Key.  Once the order has been placed it cannot be canceled or refunded.

If your order is placed prior to 3 PM EST, the replacement BMW Key Fob will be shipped to Otto’s BMW Parts Department the following business day (Monday through Friday).  For orders placed Saturday, the key will be available Tuesday assuming there are no holidays.

Generally, we ask that you physically stop in to pick up your new key once it has arrived, however, we can ship the key to you for a fee of $15 and an Adult Signature is Required.


Otto’s BMW Parts Department BMW Key Fob Q&A Section.

Where can I buy a BMW Key Replacement?

  • Otto’s BMW Parts Department is your go-to resource for replacing your BMW key regardless of the vehicles age.  Just follow our steps above to verify ownership of your vehicle, and we can assist you with ordering a replacement key.

What is the BMW Key Fob Replacement Price?

  • The cost to replace a BMW Key Fob depends on your BMW.  Please confirm pricing for your specific vehicle with our parts team before placing an order. 
  • Below are just estimates of what to expect for pricing.
    • Newer models (2018+): $360 and up, plus tax
    • Older Models: $265 and up, plus tax.

How do you program a new BMW Key Fob?

  • For Select Models with Comfort Access: You will need to schedule a service appointment and bring all of your keys as we will need to reprogram your vehicle which requires a BMW Certified Technician.  This service costs an extra $100, on top of the price of the key.
  • For Older Models without Comfort Access: Your BMW key should come pre-programmed to your vehicle. Just insert it into the ignition slot and hold it in place while pressing the start-stop button simultaneously.
  • For Newer Models (2018+): The new key comes pre-programmed for your vehicle, it may need to be held against the right-hand side of the steering column to initially pair the key.

BMW Key Battery Replacement Information, below we will answer how to replace the BMW key battery.

How to open a BMW Key Fob.

  • In most cases, you can replace the BMW Key Battery by simply popping open the back cover of your key.  See below for steps.

Can I replace my BMW Key Fob Battery, or do I need a replacement BMW Key Fob?

  • In most cases, you can replace the BMW Key Battery by simply popping open the back cover of your key.  See below for steps.
  • In some cases, the entire key will need to be replaced.  Please contact our Parts team with any questions.

How do I open my BMW Key Fob? To do this follow these steps

  • Press the button to remove the metal key from its holder.
  • Use the metal key to pop open the plastic cover on the backside of the key.
  • Replace the battery inside, usually a CR2032 or CR2450.  We recommend Duracell or Energizer.
  • If you run into trouble, stop by Otto’s Parts department and we will be happy to help!  We usually have a supply of replacement batteries on hand for a small fee of under $15, pricing varies based on the type of key.

How do I change the battery in my BMW Key Fob?

  • You can easily change your BMW Key Battery by following the steps below.
  • Press the button to remove the metal key from its holder.
  • Use the metal key to pop open the plastic cover on the backside of the key.
  • Replace the battery inside, usually a CR2032 or CR2450.
  • If you run into trouble, stop by Otto’s Parts department and we will be happy to help!  We usually have a supply of replacement batteries on hand for a small fee of under $15, pricing varies based on the type of key.
  • Some older BMW keys have rechargeable batteries. These can be recharged by placing the key inside the dashboard when starting the vehicle, one drive cycle is usually enough to recharge it.  Eventually, these keys will need to be fully replaced when the battery stops holding a charge.

BMW Digital Key and BMW Display Key section.

Where can I buy a replacement BMW Digital Key Card?

  • Otto’s BMW Parts Department can assist you with ordering a replacement BMW Digital Key Card, the process is the same as ordering a regular key fob.

How do I pair a BMW Digital Key Card?

  • To pair a new BMW Digital Key, please follow the instructions below.

How can I buy a BMW Display Key Replacement?

  • Otto’s BMW Parts Department can assist you with this.  Please follow the instructions at the top of this page to verify ownership of your vehicle.  Once you do that, we can assist you with ordering a replacement BMW Display Key.

Can I add on a BMW Display Key if my vehicle did not originally come equipped with one?

  • The short answer is No.  Unfortunately, if your BMW did not come equipped with the BMW Display Key from the factory, Otto’s BMW is not able to retroactively add it to your vehicle.

Additional Topics

Where can I buy a BMW Key Chain?

  • Otto’s BMW Parts department carries a great selection of BMW Key Chains.  Please follow this link to view our available options. BMW Key Chains and Rings

Where can I buy a BMW Key Fob Case?

  • Otto’s BMW Parts Department has many BMW Key Fob Case options, to view our selection please follow the link BMW Key Fob Cases

Specific Key Pairing Instructions for select BMW Key Fobs.

ZVK Diamond Key photo

Diamond or FZV KeyThe initialization of the FZV keys is required to establish the Lock/Unlock signal synchronization with the GM. The initialization procedure provides the GM with a key identification number and a “rolling code” for each key. If the initialization is not performed, the GM will not respond to the key signals. Up to 4 remote keys can be initialized. They must be initialized at the same time. Key initialization is only possible with the vehicle unlocked.

Procedure:

  1. Close all doors and have all keys available.
  2. Using key number 1, turn the ignition switch
    to KL R, then switch off within 5 seconds and
    remove the first key.
  3. Within 30 seconds of turning the ignition
    switch to “off” Press and hold the arrow
    button.
  4. While holding the arrow button, press and
    release (“tap”) the roundel button three
    times within 10 seconds.
  5. Release both buttons. The GM will
    immediately lock and unlock the doors
    signaling a successful initialization.
  6. If additional keys need to be initialized repeat
    steps 3 – 5 within 30 seconds.
  7. Switching the ignition to KL R completes the initialization. SERVICE NOTE: The key memory function of the GM responds to the key identification number of each key. If the keys are not initialized in the same order prior to initialization, the key memory function activated by the keys will not be assigned correctly. Always initialize the keys in the same order. Z3K1E

 

Rectangular Shaped BMW Key

Rectangular Shaped Key

  1. Insert the new key into ignition slot and hold it in place while simultaneously pressing the start/stop button to initialize the key.

Trapezoid Shaped Key

BMW Trapezoid Key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Manually Teach-in a new Key please follow the steps below.

  1. Remove all existing keys from the interior of the vehicle.
  2. Press the Start-Stop button.  The Check Control message “No remote key found” appears and then the request to hold the key at the ring aerial.
  3. Hold the new remote control against the ring aerial immediately as shown in the image below.  Press the Start-Stop button again.  If necessary press the Start-Stop button several times until the ignition can be switched on.
  4. Perform a function check, Lock/Unlock Button to lock and unlock the doors, then start the engine.
  5. Photo of how to manually teach in a new BMW Key Fob.