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      06-15-2021, 09:20 PM   #1
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New keys for my F32

Just got my new key fob instead of the ugly bulky ones
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      06-15-2021, 11:19 PM   #2
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How did you manage to get this key fob?
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      06-15-2021, 11:39 PM   #3
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some have been buying blank shells online and paying people to transfer?

not sure why this is a thing these days. My key goes in my pocket at the beginning of my day and doesn't come out till the end of the day. I never hit the buttons on it or need to look at it. lol

was at a bar years ago and some guy had his fob on the bar and kept flipping it. i laughed and he said what?! i just said you're trying to show off your 2006 325i that's in the parking lot? lol.
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      06-16-2021, 12:21 AM   #4
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How did you manage to get this key fob?
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      06-16-2021, 12:25 AM   #5
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some have been buying blank shells online and paying people to transfer?

not sure why this is a thing these days. My key goes in my pocket at the beginning of my day and doesn't come out till the end of the day. I never hit the buttons on it or need to look at it. lol

was at a bar years ago and some guy had his fob on the bar and kept flipping it. i laughed and he said what?! i just said you're trying to show off your 2006 325i that's in the parking lot? lol.
I believe it's personal preference, my 428i i have to lock and unlock every time I get in and out, and i really love this key fob , the old one is really bulky and ugly for me. And I don't like keep things in my pocket I just attached to my jeans
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      06-16-2021, 09:51 AM   #6
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$175 for what I consider bling is a bit much. My fob never leaves my pocket, I actuate all the buttons by feel and never have to look at it, and the size doesn't bother me at all. To each their own.
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I never found the F33 fob ugly or big. Comfort access helps I guess.
I do have the new style key that came with my F39. It also just goes in the pocket and I never use the buttons. But to each their own. It’s your money. Spend it as you want.
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      06-16-2021, 10:14 PM   #8
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not sure why this is a thing these days. My key goes in my pocket at the beginning of my day and doesn't come out till the end of the day. I never hit the buttons on it or need to look at it.
I suppose itís the same reason any of us personalize these cars. I would assume the reason weíre all here is because we love our cars, and thus are driven to make it ideal in our own eyes. The directions we take to do so can vary significantly. Personally, I donít understand the carbon fiber craze. Rewrapping real wood trim for fake carbon fiber makes no sense to me. But, it happens, and thatís okay, too. Weíre all in pursuit of the same goal in our own different ways.

Also, bear in mind the OP may or may not have comfort access. If not, you would be forced to handle the fob daily. That may be worth the upgrade for some.

Past few cars Iíve owned, I do personalize the key fob. In my case, itís just a protective cover. I rarely need to look at, or use it. No one sees the thing other than myself. However, it does protect these increasingly expensive components from damage and is a small contribution to the tapestry of additions that make the car my own.



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      06-17-2021, 07:17 AM   #9
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Also, bear in mind the OP may or may not have comfort access. If not, you would be forced to handle the fob daily.
I don't have CA, I handle my fob daily, in my pocket. On a 1-10 degree of difficulty scale it's a 2 at best.
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Also, bear in mind the OP may or may not have comfort access. If not, you would be forced to handle the fob daily.
I don't have CA, I handle my fob daily, in my pocket. On a 1-10 degree of difficulty scale it's a 2 at best.
Perhaps a poor choice of words on my part.

If you have to routinely use it on a daily basis, it may be more rewarding for some to change the look or feel of it. For others, maybe not so much.
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Not for me, the only time I'm even aware of how it looks is when I take it off the hook I store it on to put it in my pocket, and when I return it to the hook after returning home. What I'd like to see is case with embedded GPS chip, so if somehow lost it I could find it's location, the same as I can with my phone. They make Bluetooth tags, but those only have a range of maybe 200 feet, and they're so big you could probably see the tag from 200 feet anyway.
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      06-19-2021, 11:55 PM   #12
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The new key looks nice. My old Infiniti keyfob was nice and small.
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      06-21-2021, 07:03 AM   #13
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My 2015 X1 fob was much smaller and slimmer than the fob for my 430. I always wondered about that, things usually get slimmer/smaller as technology improves.
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      06-27-2021, 11:09 PM   #14
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I'll keep my "ugly bulky". I'm fine with that. Functional and trouble free.
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You guys ever see the decepticon looking cover on etsy lol

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/8353...in-metal-alloy

I kinda like it but ill spend my moneys on other parts.
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      07-11-2021, 10:10 AM   #16
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You guys ever see the decepticon looking cover on etsy lol

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/8353...in-metal-alloy

I kinda like it but ill spend my moneys on other parts.
This makes the keys look even bulkier
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      07-24-2021, 04:41 PM   #17
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How easy is it to swap the key cover?

I have bought a used F31 and the keys are not in good condition.
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      07-24-2021, 10:15 PM   #18
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It's not that difficult, but don't pay $175. You can find replacement cases for $17.50.
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      07-25-2021, 03:05 AM   #19
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Okay thank you

I hope i will find a new cover fitting my red sport line
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