barrychan
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key fob

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:02 am

First is it battery we need to replace in our key fob and how long ?
Second what if ...all of a sudden battery dead....how to open door?
Sorry if this is in already mentioed or its in the owner's manual.....but who reads it haha
Thanks
Barry
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1984 Porsche 928s
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Re: key fob

Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:38 pm

The fob contains a cut metal key and there's a traditional lock cylinder hidden under a plastic panel in the door handle. All, indeed, covered in the manual.

MarkN
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Re: key fob

Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:11 am

Be warned that unlocking the door with the integrated key (to use BMW's term) will trigger the car alarm, at least in the US. If your key fob battery is dead then you will need to hold the fob against the right side of the steering column to disable the alarm. I don't understand why BMW designed it this way--it seems guaranteed cause problems. Luckily for me I discovered this when I tried using the integrated key as an experiment with my i3 in my garage.
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barrychan
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Re: key fob

Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:31 am

Wonder what kind of battery is it....maybe buy/carry an extra one just in case?
Barry
2014 BMW i3 BEV
1984 Porsche 928s
2005 Nissan Altima SE R
2011 Acura MDX
2013 Mazda 3

jadnashuanh
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Re: key fob

Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:52 pm

barrychan wrote:Wonder what kind of battery is it....maybe buy/carry an extra one just in case?

It's easy to pop the cover and look. Takes all of maybe 10-seconds. Faster than typing this.
Jim DeBruycker
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Re: key fob

Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:19 am

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