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      08-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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DIY Install Video - Keyhole Delete

Just wanted to share another one of our DIY install videos.

This will show you how to delete that ugly looking keyhole/locking mechanism from your driver's side BMW door handle for the ultimate "clean" look.

Enjoy! Please let me know if you guys had any questions or concerns.

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Do you sell one with a light in it?
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Do you sell one with a light in it?
The LEDs are located separate from the keyhole cover, these units have the necessary window housing for the LEDs that are built into the door handle.
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Thanks for making and posting this. Do these work with comfort access?
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Keep in mind, this us for a sedan. The location of the screw us behind the door trim in the coupe; just pull it back from the edge of the door. It's not a separate plug like on the sedan.
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Thanks for making and posting this. Do these work with comfort access?
Yes it will work with comfort access package no problem, it's actually perfectly suited for those with this option.
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Keep in mind, this us for a sedan. The location of the screw us behind the door trim in the coupe; just pull it back from the edge of the door. It's not a separate plug like on the sedan.
Thanks for noting this difference!
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So, what happens when you run out of battery on your remote/fab? Go through the trunk (assuming you have the fold down seat option on the sedan)?
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So, what happens when you run out of battery on your remote/fab? Go through the trunk (assuming you have the fold down seat option on the sedan)?
That was always my plan with my E46 M, but my E90 doesn't have a key hole on the trunk so I think you'd be SOL if the key battery died now. The only option would be to go for a hike and get the battery replaced.
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So, what happens when you run out of battery on your remote/fab? Go through the trunk (assuming you have the fold down seat option on the sedan)?
The battery on your keyfob is automatically recharged everytime you plug it into your car, so just make sure you can plug it in everytime to keep it charged up (even if you have comfort access).
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The battery on your keyfob is automatically recharged everytime you plug it into your car, so just make sure you can plug it in everytime to keep it charged up (even if you have comfort access).
Actually this is incorrect for cars with comfort access. CA equipped cars don't have rechargable batteries in the fobs - just a plain old CR2032.
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Actually this is incorrect for cars with comfort access. CA equipped cars don't have rechargable batteries in the fobs - just a plain old CR2032.
Thanks for noting the distinction, my mistake.
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Would love a DIY for coupes...
+1 bump. I just watched the video a few times, but it seems it will be different perhaps significantly so for a coupe, and I would like to know how to retain the LEDs too.
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Hey Guys,

E92s are nearly identical, there is a rubber flap that covers the screw hole location:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132960

These also have the cut out to retain the under door LED.
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Hey Guys,

E92s are nearly identical, there is a rubber flap that covers the screw hole location:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132960

These also have the cut out to retain the under door LED.
Cool, that thread was helpful, thanks.
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Awesome video! Thanks

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