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      12-05-2016, 08:21 PM   #23
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yeah. the M key case for the M2 key fob is super bulky to carry around in your pocket....
It's even more preposterous when you have 2 BMWs (in my case, an X3 and M2) and need, for whatever reason, to have both keys in your pocket - say, you need to get something out of one car and then drive off in the other. Ridiculous, really.

If you're listening BMW: Make your damn keys smaller! I mean, if the US Passport Agency could pull it off, so can you. -scr
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      12-05-2016, 08:51 PM   #24
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I think Lexus does this CC size key
This pic from stealth.pilot in the M5 forum-
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The fobs are huge..add one of those cases and ppl will start wondering if that's a bmw key in your pocket or if you are just happy to see them!
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After all these years, I finally have a key that I feel comfortable to show my friends in a party Absolutely cannot live with the original key (in a picture below for comparison purpose) when you have handed on this one.
Sarcasm? I hope so.
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      12-05-2016, 09:27 PM   #27
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After all these years, I finally have a key that I feel comfortable to show my friends in a party Absolutely cannot live with the original key (in a picture below for comparison purpose) when you have handed on this one.
Sarcasm? I hope so.
Must be this kind of party...


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      12-05-2016, 09:48 PM   #28
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Has anyone tried this?
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1075965
Seems like the perfect fit. Need to add a double tap to the door handle to lock the car.

I'd love to use my iphone, but the bmw app doesn't appear to be available in Canada.
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      12-05-2016, 09:59 PM   #29
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It might look cool for some people but u lose the actual key. Also there is danger of damaging the chip. IMHO not worth it.
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      12-05-2016, 10:45 PM   #30
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      12-05-2016, 11:47 PM   #31
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"All it takes is 1) an OEM X5M key and 2) a good welding job. No programming required."

Wait...this requires welding??
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      12-06-2016, 12:27 AM   #32
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Soldering??
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      12-06-2016, 12:35 AM   #33
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Nice key chain. Where did you get that from?
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      12-06-2016, 12:46 AM   #34
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Yes, you need hot air or IR reflow to remove the QFN IC properly.

The X5M keyfob looks even bigger though... if it were smaller that would be one thing.
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      12-06-2016, 02:25 AM   #35
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For the dedicated enthusiast, you could probably make this work:

https://dangerousthings.com/product-category/x-series/
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      12-06-2016, 06:54 AM   #37
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For the dedicated enthusiast, you could probably make this work:

https://dangerousthings.com/product-category/x-series/
But then your petwould need to be with you every time you decided to Drive!
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      12-06-2016, 09:40 AM   #38
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Super impressive.

Wonder if you got some heat shrink tubing if you could make a super slim version of the key for jogging.
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Actually you know what would be pretty bad ass? No button functionality obviously but I wouldn't care I just need the chip for comfort access. We've all gotten those free USB drives that look like mini keys. Would someone who knows what they're doing be able to rip the guts out of that and use it as a "case" for the chip?
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Actually you know what would be pretty bad ass? No button functionality obviously but I wouldn't care I just need the chip for comfort access. We've all gotten those free USB drives that look like mini keys. Would someone who knows what they're doing be able to rip the guts out of that and use it as a "case" for the chip?

You need more than that one chip, plus you also need the antenna which is in the form of a trace on the PCB. It could certainly be put in a slimmer case though.
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Honestly, I don't go around showing my ridiculously, annoyingly big key fob to anybody. Who the hell would care?

I wish BMW would make the damn things MUCH smaller - I hate carrying needlessly bulky things in my pockets.

I just wish I could start the dang car with only the detachable, mechanical key. If I could, I'd just carry that around with me. -scr
Why not option the car with Comfort Access? That way you never have to use the key.... leave it in your pocket or bag if you prefer or whatever and be done.
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      12-06-2016, 09:44 PM   #42
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Guys my buddy can do it for all of you at little or no cost, no problem. But as someone mentioned earlier, the OEM key is not cheap, approximate 1800 RMB (close to 300 USD) sourced from my local dealer. Plus international shipping, you'll be looking at 300+ USD for the job.

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I need this in my life!
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I'd also love one if there is an easy way to make it happen
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I'm def in if this is possible. Where'd you buy an X5M key. I specifically really like the one you got done best.

Thanks this is pretty cool. Let us know if possible id be down for sure
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1,000,000X this!!!
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I want one too!!

The bottom one is the one that I just got with my X1. It's such a better looking key compared to my M2 one.

Group buy anyone?!
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So if i bought a key could your buddy do this for me too?
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Yah... is your buddy interested in making more of these? Ship 1 key and get it done.
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Actually you know what would be pretty bad ass? No button functionality obviously but I wouldn't care I just need the chip for comfort access. We've all gotten those free USB drives that look like mini keys. Would someone who knows what they're doing be able to rip the guts out of that and use it as a "case" for the chip?
All the functionality, including physical buttons, works perfectly.


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I think chipset compatibility is the issue. Hopefully someone with more knowledge can confirm.
Compatible or not, dealers are not allowed by BMW to do it.

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Yes, you need hot air or IR reflow to remove the QFN IC properly.

The X5M keyfob looks even bigger though... if it were smaller that would be one thing.
Length and width are similar to original key. But Razer key is actually thinner and thus better fits in your pocket. I'll get you a side by side picture when I am back home using the 2nd/spare original key.
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Nice key chain. Where did you get that from?
My wife made it for me
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