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Advice please!
So the key doesn’t work anymore can’t lock the doors manually, the remote didn’t work when i bought the car.

One time i got inside my locked car which didn’t open anymore by key-going in through trunk and then opened all doors with central lock button..
Now even the trunk lock won’t work :(

I can unlock and lock all the doors incl. Trunk with central locking inside the car.

Cut the key open but it seems to be the one that charges its own battery or am i mistaken..
The one causin’ me trouble is
BMW e46 2001

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This problem has come up many a time here...it's been addressed. ..do a search here at our site.
P.S. get that second key somehow. ..some way.

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This problem has come up many a time here...it's been addressed. ..do a search here at our site.
P.S. get that second key somehow. ..some way.

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I searched but coudnt find the answer that helps me.. i cant have the second key for that car.. im not in the country where i bought my bimmer anymore
 

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I searched but coudnt find the answer that helps me.. i cant have the second key for that car.. im not in the country where i bought my bimmer anymore
Oh! No one is out of reach the great BMW...they do not have a dealer in your region?

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Oh! No one is out of reach the great BMW...they do not have a dealer in your region?

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Yeah but mabye i can fix myself so would spare me some coinz 😋
Any tips for getting my car locked from the outside?
 

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Yeah but mabye i can fix myself so would spare me some coinz
Any tips for getting my car locked from the outside?
Here's what wiki says...and it ain't pretty:
Locked Key in Cabin or Trunk/Dead key and broken door lock combo

See this thread for opening your trunk without a key. Going through the ski-pass in the middle is also a relatively clean way. If your pass-thru isn't openable, you can drill a hole and try to work a coat hangar hook through there to grab the glow in the dark emergency release handle inside the trunk.
If you have a dead keyfob in connection with a broken lock cylinder, the best method is to try to revive your dead keyfob with a temporary fresh battery (see electrical section of wiki for full battery replacement DIY). A simple 3v calculator battery can be wired to your open keyfob in a pinch for a very temporary work around until you can replace the rechargeable battery.
If you can't get in using a key, the top corner of the driver's door or passenger's door may be gently pried open a little and then propped open to allow a coat hangar (or simliar) to be slid in to grab one of the interior door handles for the double-pull. Wrap the prying tools and coat hangar in protective tape so finishes do not get scratched. Pushing the unlock button will not work as the computer has built in security routines to prevent such a "break-in" attempt. If the car has been locked with a keyfob remote, the double-pulls will be disabled, but they can be re-enabled by pressing the central lock button by the parking brake handle. Due to the design of the locking mechanism in the doors, a traditional "slim jim" approach will not work.

Key cylinder repair DIY can be found in Exterior/Troubleshooting above


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