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Was there someone here selling NOS keys?

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I swear I saw a post a while ago about NOS keys cut to the proper code. But I can't find anything.

Like many of you, I'm struggling to come up with an economical way to get keys cut. There's Keys4Classics.com - $14/key + $6.50 shipping = more than $60 for the two sets of ignition/trunk keys I'd like to have made.

I used to have a local locksmith who stocked BMW blanks, but he is gone.

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Hmm... I had some keys made in a pinch while driving the car home. If I remember correctly, it wasn't anywhere near the price.

The key blank number was: B80 NR (E.S.P. Lock Corporation). There is a stamp on the front with "BM3" on it.

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Turns out my local locksmith is still open - although Yelp thinks he is closed. Joe's Keys at Montfort and Beltline in Addison, Texas (Far North Dallas area), for you local guys.

He has plenty of Silca brand ignition keys. I got a new one cut for around $5. But the trunk and gas cap blanks are proving elusive. He's digging into it but didn't seem optimistic. My local dealer says they can order them new from BMW, but they are about $50 each.

But I still think someone was selling pre-cut keys on here a while ago. You just had to supply him with the code on the keys. All three of my original keys - ignition, trunk, gasa cap - are OE with codes on them. Now that I have the Silca key, I'm going to retire the BMW one just for preservation.

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Be careful with the NOS BMW key blanks. Because they are steel, most locksmiths won't cut them. Also, steel is more brittle than brass and breaks much more easily if the lock is sticky. Brass blanks are a better option.

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Dave, there is a Locksmith shop at the junction of Harryhines and Walnut hill in Dallas. They have blanks for the 2002. If you take your key they will copy it for you or if you take the locks with you and get the key code numbers with a proof of ownership they will make you a key for that door handle for around $25. They have been around for many years and made many blanks for 2002 back in the days. I ran into them while my 1600 was getting the M42 conversion done in the area.

All the best

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Years ago, when I lived in the Bay Area, I got several keys cut at one of the best places I've ever found:

Key Kraft

1585 Church St

(between Duncan St & 28th St)

San Francisco, CA 94131

Neighborhood: Noe Valley

(415) 285-0134

Trudee Gardner

Hope this helps someone,

vince

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Original key blanks from BMW ran a strong 20 dollar bill, if it is good enough for factory its good enough for me, look kcool too

Dave Miller

DBMW2002

76 Golfie, Screamin Yellow Zonker

97 328is For when u absolutley positively gotta get there fast

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Turns out my local locksmith is still open - although Yelp thinks he is closed. Joe's Keys at Montfort and Beltline in Addison, Texas (Far North Dallas area), for you local guys.

He has plenty of Silca brand ignition keys. I got a new one cut for around $5. But the trunk and gas cap blanks are proving elusive. He's digging into it but didn't seem optimistic. My local dealer says they can order them new from BMW, but they are about $50 each.

But I still think someone was selling pre-cut keys on here a while ago. You just had to supply him with the code on the keys. All three of my original keys - ignition, trunk, gasa cap - are OE with codes on them. Now that I have the Silca key, I'm going to retire the BMW one just for preservation.

50 dollars for a trunk key blank??? there are 2 types and they are 4 and 5 dollars respectively. Perhaps they came with a tub of lube?

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50 dollars for a trunk key blank??? there are 2 types and they are 4 and 5 dollars respectively. Perhaps they came with a tub of lube?

Yep, and it wasn't just for the key slot, obviously.

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Turns out my local locksmith is still open - although Yelp thinks he is closed. Joe's Keys at Montfort and Beltline in Addison, Texas (Far North Dallas area), for you local guys.

He has plenty of Silca brand ignition keys. I got a new one cut for around $5. But the trunk and gas cap blanks are proving elusive. He's digging into it but didn't seem optimistic. My local dealer says they can order them new from BMW, but they are about $50 each.

But I still think someone was selling pre-cut keys on here a while ago. You just had to supply him with the code on the keys. All three of my original keys - ignition, trunk, gasa cap - are OE with codes on them. Now that I have the Silca key, I'm going to retire the BMW one just for preservation.

50 dollars for a trunk key blank??? there are 2 types and they are 4 and 5 dollars respectively. Perhaps they came with a tub of lube?

No, that was for one that was cut based on the code on my key. The parts guy didn't think they could order just the blanks.

Guess I'll be sending you an email to buy a trunk blank now!

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Turns out my local locksmith is still open - although Yelp thinks he is closed. Joe's Keys at Montfort and Beltline in Addison, Texas (Far North Dallas area), for you local guys.

He has plenty of Silca brand ignition keys. I got a new one cut for around $5. But the trunk and gas cap blanks are proving elusive. He's digging into it but didn't seem optimistic. My local dealer says they can order them new from BMW, but they are about $50 each.

But I still think someone was selling pre-cut keys on here a while ago. You just had to supply him with the code on the keys. All three of my original keys - ignition, trunk, gasa cap - are OE with codes on them. Now that I have the Silca key, I'm going to retire the BMW one just for preservation.

50 dollars for a trunk key blank??? there are 2 types and they are 4 and 5 dollars respectively. Perhaps they came with a tub of lube?

No, that was for one that was cut based on the code on my key. The parts guy didn't think they could order just the blanks.

Guess I'll be sending you an email to buy a trunk blank now!

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If the key code on the barrel of the trunk lock has an "SX" on it, then yes it will be very expensive for the cut. The other codes without the "SX" are more reasonable.

All 2002 keys can be ordered at any BMW dealer and will be cut by code (upon request) after you give the code number to the dealer; at the dealer warehouses across the US. You must present proof of ownership, (ie) title or registration (in your name) to the parts manager who has to place that info on file for BMW in case of an audit.

If anyone needs the key blank part #'s... email me off my tab after loging on to this site and I will give you the information.

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If the key code on the barrel of the trunk lock has an "SX" on it, then yes it will be very expensive for the cut. The other codes without the "SX" are more reasonable.

All 2002 keys can be ordered at any BMW dealer and will be cut by code (upon request) after you give the code number to the dealer; at the dealer warehouses across the US. You must present proof of ownership, (ie) title or registration (in your name) to the parts manager who has to place that info on file for BMW in case of an audit.

If anyone needs the key blank part #'s... email me off my tab after loging on to this site and I will give you the information.

Well you must have great dealers in your neck of the woods, because the dealer here in South Atlanta is useless. I did exactly this...took my key/key code in, registration, etc. Paid almost 40 bucks for a key they said had to be made in Germany. Waited over a month....then I had to chase the parts guy down only to be told that my 7 digit VIN had been reassigned to a newer BMW, and they would be unable to make me any keys. Then I had to drive 50 miles round trip to the dealer to get my refund, because they refused to credit my account back over the phone.

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