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      02-15-2020, 12:59 PM   #1
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Can I buy a display key?

Not too much info about this on here.

I see lots of them for sale, pretty inexpensive, so I wouldn't mind purchasing one.

What is involved in programming it to my car? Can I just bring it to BMW?

Is there a certain "type" I need?

What should I expect to pay?

Can I do it myself?

I have to assume it's "possible" because there are so many for sale.... because if they weren't reprogrammable, they'd be worthless, right?

Any insight?
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Yes, BimmerTech has them available for ~$900 including coding. Purchased mine through them. Took several remote sessions to successfully complete the coding, but I believe that was because iDrive 7 was brand new at the time and they encountered some challenges. I imagine they've resolved everything by now.
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Not too much info about this on here.

I see lots of them for sale, pretty inexpensive, so I wouldn't mind purchasing one.

What is involved in programming it to my car? Can I just bring it to BMW?

Is there a certain "type" I need?

What should I expect to pay?

Can I do it myself?

I have to assume it's "possible" because there are so many for sale.... because if they weren't reprogrammable, they'd be worthless, right?

Any insight?
This is the second car I have a display key and I rarely use it. I use the normal key combined with the connected drive app . The cd app gives more info than the display key. And the display key is bigger and a bit less comfortable to carry around all day. I wouldn't spent a lot of money on it. Only thing the display key can do that the app can't is lowering the car.

Another reason why I am not using it in the x5 is that I can't manage to have my profile on both the normal key and the display key.
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      02-16-2020, 03:08 AM   #4
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Display Key makes sense in countries without ConnectedDrive and for cars bought/imported from different markets - again CD will not work
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Yea.... unfortunately I don't have Connected Drive on a US spec car in Europe. Hell.... they just figured out how to get European maps loaded only 3 weeks vefore I picked ut up.

So.... $900 from Bimmertech.... How much of that is the key, versus the coding for the key? Sounds pretty pricey.
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Yea.... unfortunately I don't have Connected Drive on a US spec car in Europe. Hell.... they just figured out how to get European maps loaded only 3 weeks vefore I picked ut up.

So.... $900 from Bimmertech.... How much of that is the key, versus the coding for the key? Sounds pretty pricey.
I'd say half:half.
Option "3DS Display Key" is about 400€
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