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BMW Key Replacement Options in Raleigh NC

When you start looking for a BMW key replacement, you’ll probably notice that the process can be pretty technical! Replacement keys and fobs come with complicated number labels, and then you have to search for the right auto locksmith who can cut and program your spare.

Here at FA Locksmith in the Triangle Area, we’re here to answer all your questions about getting a new set for your BMW. Take a look at this list of the most common replacements for your make and model, and then get in touch when you’re ready to order and program your new set!

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The LX8FZV is a bladed key with a fob head with buttons for locking, unlocking and trunk unlocking. Be aware that there are two styles of the LX8FZV: a smooth blade and a notched blade. It’s important to know which variation your BMW’s original key came with before ordering. This key replacement will be compatible with BMW from the year 1996 to 2006 and models including the 3, 5, 7 and 8 series as well as the M3, M5, M6 and X3 series. It can also be programmed for Z3, Z4, and Z8 models between the years of 2000 and 2009


The KR55WK49127 is a BMW slot key with a hidden emergency key housed within the casing. It has 3 buttons for locking, unlocking and trunk opening.

This BMW key replacement is compatible for 3 and 5 models made between 2004 and 2011.


Like the KR55WK49127, this BMW replacement is also a slot key with a hidden emergency blade in the housing. In terms of compatibility, the KR55WK49663 can be programmed for BMW 7 series between the years of 2009 and 2011.

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If you need a replacement fob for your BMW 2 series, 3 series, 4 series between 2011 and 2017, the YGOHUG5662 is likely going to be the replacement you need. Like the versions for earlier models, this keyless fob comes with a 3 button casing for locking, unlocking and trunk opening. It also has an emergency key in the casing.


This BMW key replacement is similar to the YGOHUG5662 but with a wider range of compatibility and features. It can be programmed to BMW series 1 through 7 models as well as X3, X4, M2, M3, and M4 models from 2009 to 2017. 

This keyless entry fob comes with four buttons for locking, unlocking, trunk opening, and alarm, as well as an emergency blade hidden in the casing.


In terms of design, the NBGIDGNG1 is identical to the YGOHUF5767, with four buttons and a hidden emergency blade. The difference is the compatibility, with this model offering coverage for BMW 3 and 5 series as well as X5 and X6 models from 2004 to 2019.

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What else you should know about BMW key replacement

Even though there are many spare keys that can be purchased online for BMW, there are a few things you should know about the key replacement process:

  • Spare keys will need to be cut. When you buy a blank key online, chances are, the seller won’t cut it for you before delivery. The blade will need to be cut by your local auto locksmith. BMW uses high security blades which must be cut by a specialized machine. That’s why not all locksmiths will be able to cut them, but most auto locksmiths should.
  • Spare keys will need to be programmed. In addition to blade cutting, the new key will also need to be programmed to your car’s operating system. There are no self-programming car keys available for BMW. So, every blank that you order online will need to be programmed by a professional.
  • Your dealership may not be willing to program blank keys purchased online. Some BMW owners hope to save some money by purchasing a blank key online and then bringing it to their dealership for programming. But, be aware that not all dealerships will do this! In fact, you’re better off bringing the spare key to an auto locksmith who can program the new key. And, the bonus is that auto locksmiths tend to charge less than the dealership!
  • If you’re not sure about the kind of spare you need, leave it to us. We understand that figuring out compatibility can be overwhelming. Even though so many of the key sellers guarantee compatibility, there’s still a chance that you’ll get the number wrong and end up with a key that doesn’t work for your BMW. That’s why it’s always prudent to have your auto locksmith order, cut and program the key for you.

How to start the process of BMW key replacement with your auto locksmith

If you’re tired of researching everything there is to know about BMW keys online, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your auto locksmith! Here’s what the process entails:

  • Call us with your BMW model, year, and VIN number. We’ll use this information to verify ownership of the car as well as order the specific key replacement you need.
  • Let us know how many keys you need. BMW allows for a few spares to be programmed, so you just need to tell us how many to order!
  • We’ll come to you with the cut key ready to be programmed. We offer BMW replacement in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill so that you don’t have to go out of your way to get your new keys. We’ll organize a time that works for your busy schedule.
  • We’ll program your key. Here at FA Locksmith, we have the key programming machine and updated software to code keys for BMWs up to 2020. The process is straightforward and fast, meaning that we can hand over your new set of keys within an hour.
  • You’ll be on your way. We make key replacement simple, convenient and affordable so that you can start to use your new keys in no time.

Have more questions about BMW key and fob replacement?

We’re here to answer your questions about your BMW! Give us a call at FA Locksmith in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and we’ll be happy to talk to you about BMW key replacement!

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