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  • ///M insert key part number?

    Anyone ??

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    Euro M3'87 NogaroSilver / Euro E34 M5 '93 / Porsche 993 TT 97' Euro / Porsche 993 Carrera 95' Euro / Skyline R33 GT-R


  • #2
    ebay, it's not a BMW part


    Originally posted by drinaldis
    I dated a girl who used to do the reverse grind. I kinda liked it.

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    • #3
      it is a BMW part,,,, as far as i know it is from the M5 E34 and costs around 20 Euro

      Markus

      http://www.bmwm3shop.de

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Markus View Post
        it is a BMW part,,,, as far as i know it is from the M5 E34 and costs around 20 Euro

        Markus
        Thanks, I've never seen that b4. Learn something new every day :thank you


        Originally posted by drinaldis
        I dated a girl who used to do the reverse grind. I kinda liked it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Markus View Post
          it is a BMW part,,,, as far as i know it is from the M5 E34 and costs around 20 Euro

          Markus
          You can also look at the key insert for a '95 E36 M3
          1989 E30 M3 Cabrio - Nogaro Sliver / Black - 1 of 786
          1990 E30 M3 - Sterling Silver / Black
          1991 E30 318is - Sterling / Black (Mtech II project)

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          • #6
            Is this the key insert that everyone in this thread is referring to:



            I'm interested in purchasing one however after taking my key apart I can't figure out how this insert would install. I've provided some photos below. Notice that the key appears to be cemented to the base plate of the current insert. How can you separate the two without breaking the insert or the key?











            2000 Subaru Legacy GT
            1995 BMW M3
            1988 BMW M3
            2002 Honda CBR954RR
            1993 Honda VFR400R
            1992 Honda CBR600F2
            1992 Suzuki GSX600F

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            • #7
              weird, my key isn't like that...

              All I have to do (with my M3 and both tourings) I just have to press the button and slide it over, and the insert portion pops out.

              And FWIW, I bought one of these OEM inserts, and it died on me in less than maybe 4 months. The LED fell out, completely.


              1991 M3 - SOLD | 1991 318is Slicktop

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              • #8
                I have a couple of these on my key. I got them from ebay. I believe they came from user arinman or someone like that. To remove, you push down on tge BMW logo as if you were activating the light and while pushed down, you also push it to the side to slide the unit out. You may have to push pretty hard to remove it.
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                Sash K
                '88 BMW M3
                '73 BMW 2002

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                • #9
                  I recently purchased a general illuminated key and ///M key insert from Tischer BMW's online parts website. Make sure to enter your BMW CCA number in the "comments" section of the parts order so that you receive free shipping on your order. Here are the parts unopened, just as I received them in the mail:

                  General Illuminated Key Blank (part number: 51-21-1-900-894):



                  the reverse side of the packaging:



                  ///M Key Insert (part number: 51-21-2-252-682)



                  the reverse side of the packaging:



                  Front side-by-side view of both the insert and blank key:



                  Back side-by-side view of both the insert and blank key:



                  Here is what the insert looks like after it has been installed on the blank key:



                  In order to make the key operational I'll have to get it cut by a locksmith to match my current ignition key. In order to avoid having to have the blank key cut just substitute the general illuminated key blank for a coded key instead. The part number for the coded key is:

                  51-21-1-900-876

                  I've ordered coded keys from my local dealer in the past and they have never worked. All of the part numbers I've listed above are also special order and most dealerships do not allow returns of special order items, therefore if you order a coded key and it doesn't work then you are stuck with it. Some dealerships do allow you to return special order parts, and if they do, then they will usually charge you a restocking fee. My point is, unless you are sure that BMW has your correct key code on file, then I would not risk ordering a coded key from your dealer.
                  Last edited by Ratinoff; 12-20-2009, 05:50 PM.
                  2000 Subaru Legacy GT
                  1995 BMW M3
                  1988 BMW M3
                  2002 Honda CBR954RR
                  1993 Honda VFR400R
                  1992 Honda CBR600F2
                  1992 Suzuki GSX600F

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