BMW E39 Changing The Key Battery - Part 1




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Victor Rodriguez: Hi Dave !! Great Instructional video,I have the same key remote for an e46 1999 Since a few days It all the times locks without flashing the lights or sound and it wont unlock and the alarm doesn┬┤t activates. sometimes it comes all to normal and then again the issue :s do you think it could be that the battery needs replacement. Thanks´╗┐

DebenDave: @DebenDave really!!!

frogvillage: how do you reprogram it?

Pat Pat.: Great video really helped me out with my e46! Nice to see an instructional vid by a brit too, trawled through loads of yank ones which didnt help at all. Top walkthrough!

DebenDave: @harri38 You dont need fours keys but that is what the car is supplied with when new. The car of course will work with just one key.

Mark Howard: My E39 2000 540i has the diamond shaped battery. It was designed with screwing the owner in mind. The whole dang key is 'disposable' when the battery dies. I am in the process of breaking it open, mangling the contacts, and attempting to introduce a new Panasonic battery. Wish me luck.

BMW E39 528I Beamer Fanatics: Make more video only on your BMW

Dennis The menace: Hello Dave, thank you for the instructional video!Would theese steps work for a 1997 BMW E38 as well?I only have the two battery keys, not the master key, and the batteries have gone dead, leaving me with a unstartable car ;-)

Killian665: For you guys with the diamond key. You can't replace the battery. It uses a rechargeable cell that recharges while it is in the ignition. There's no way to replace it if it has gone bad, you have to get a new key.

DebenDave: Mnay thanks for that. The one I used was from a 99 so I guess they must have changed them....thanks

wtfdude03: can any1 help? lol i have a 206, and my key cant lock the car through signal i have 2 use the key manually, i this because the battery is gone or do i need futher assistance ... lol please help i miss looking cool as a 17 yo looool

DebenDave: I dont know where you are coming from this is the only type of key that the BMW E39 was issued with at least in the UK and it does not charge from the car as the battery is not of the rechargeable type. This is why I took off your previous comments. Anybody else like to comment about this?

Koxz1: Hey please help me. Which battery model number do my remote key for my BMW 523i 96 2.5 automatic gear need?

TravisBurrell: umm.. I have an E39 M5. My key looks nothing like that? It doesnt have an opening like that, and there is no light anywhere?

Yeroon: Thanks for sharing! :-)

Tsidibangster: Is this for all keys i mean e36 also?

arwenvalodifellatio: hi can i use defrent key instead my old key i try to change my car REMOTE KEY

Joe Sixmore Lagswing: Thanks for this great tutorial,esp. part 2. Q: any chance space-wise CR2032 sticks also without breaking clamps?

DebenDave: See Part 2 of the video.

btbuk: done! very good video, works for e38

harri38: so with this car i need four keys

Ibrahim Beelut: so what size battery should i be buying if i have 1997 528i

Michael Gio Ferrigno: @DebenDave I have a 2002 E39 with the diamond shaped key. can you post something for that or direct me to a known source. i've been looking everywhere.

DebenDave: @TravisBurrell is it diamond shaped?

paul perkins: Dear Dave, Thanks for the BMW videos. Your simple explanations give me confidence to work on my own 328 i, 1996 here in Florianopolis, Brazil.

John B. Irvin: Being in America. That make you buy a new key. No battery replacement. I just paid $250 US. If the Germany can steal money from the US they will. I don't think my next purchase will be a BMW.

syahya01: Excellent set of instructions. Can you do one for a BMW 525i, year 2003 model key, too? (US model, just in case European models have a different kind of key). Thanks.

Dewaltd Gagiano: i replaced my battery for my key (bmw 525 1998) but i had the battery out for a while, when i try to re-sync the key with the car, it doesnt work, i have tried all day, with no luck. every time i complete the process, and leave the bottom button, the red light just flashes for a while, but it still doesnt lock or unlock. please reply as soon as you can with some ideas that could work. thank you

metroman1991: Excellent video but i would like to say that in my 528i -96, the battery is not the same, there is 2 smaller ones. So check what kind of battery you got in your key so you dont make the same misstake to buy 2 of those CR2016 as i did.

metroman1991: If you have 2 smaller ones it is 2 cr1220.

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