Thread: BMW Key Storage
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      02-04-2009, 11:17 AM   #8
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Drives: 2008 E90 ///M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Halifax

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Originally Posted by BCMPOWER View Post
I believe only service information and check control functions are stored on the key, and the key has to be in the ignition. For many with comfort access that rarely happens. I found this out taking my car for service my Service advisor read the key and nothing was on it. After a quick insertion into the ignition it was spewing out fault codes! I am sure BMW's computer would store how the car was driven just for a maintenance point of view. However getting this information from a dealer is another story. Unless you blew your engine like I have read some has already done.
Would you be able to point me in the direction of sites/places I can read about this? This is the first I've heard of motor problem(s) with the S85 and I want to stay as informed about this as possible as I do plan on tracking my car.
2008 AW E90 M3 - current
2002 TIAG E46 M3 - gone
1991 DiamondSchwartz E30 M3 - gone but not forgotten