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      02-01-2010, 12:32 PM   #9
mkoesel
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Originally Posted by Jeff_DML View Post
I called up my local dealer to see if they could replace it and they told me it is rechargeable and I just need to put it in the slot. Told him I had comfort access and he again he told me it is rechargeable. To me it looks like a standard replaceable battery that I assume does not charge. So what is up?
Probably the single most common misconception about E9x BMWs.

Comfort access key fob doesn't have a rechargeable battery; non-comroft access fob does.

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Odd....I thought I read in the manual to place the key in the dash on long trips to charge it.
That's part of the problem. The manual does say this, but elsewhere clarifies that this is only for non-CA cars.
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