I purchased a 1995 318i BMW from a previous owner 2 years ago and I lost the key a couple of months ago. I took it to a BMW car dealer to make another key and was told that 100 BMW's my make and model were made without a key code. Now I have a car just sitting in the yard. I need to know how to get this resolved. Do anyone know who I can call directly other than a car dealer to get my car a key.
No Key Code on 1995 BMW 318i
by ejoeboy in Suffolk, VA on January 03, 2009
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by hemicuda on January 05, 2009
Call a local locksmith and explain the problem, Locksmiths encounter many different problems and one of them will know what to do.
COMMENT by ejoeboy on January 05, 2009
Thank your for that information. I have already had a locksmith to come out and try to unlock the doors, but the lock system on it does not release without a key. They called the BMW lot and they told him we would have to replace the entire lock system and ignition. They said they would cover the part at $798 but we would have to pay $695 to have it installed. I have a problem with that because this is a defect with the car when it was originally made. The expense should be theirs to cover. So, I am really trying to locate someone who can give me a phone number, address or email address to someone who can help resolve this issue that is able to make this kind of decision. Sorry, I should have explained this at first. Thank you again
COMMENT by hemicuda on January 06, 2009
I have AAA plus and one of their services is having a locksmith cut me a new key, Do you have any tow service that covers that?
ANSWER by Visitor on May 14, 2010
I had the same problem with my 318 and I whent to a lock smith and gave them the VIN of the car and he made the key the same day.The thing is that I'm in Germany.
ANSWER by kenecked on June 22, 2014
the keys dont have chips on 1995,a lock smith can take the key switch apart a make and make a new key,are possibly you could change the switch out