Key fob repair includes replacing the battery if necessary, replacing the rubber buttons (rubber button key only) and any other components including the push button switches, again, if necessary and then testing the key to make sure it works and will sync with a properly working car. If there is a problem with the FZV antenna amp, ignition switch, K/I-bus or general module in your car then a perfectly good key may not sync. Resync procedure. If the key fob does not function properly I will repair it. Cost is $50 including return shipping within the US. If the key has already been cut open then add $15. Why the extra fee? because I get a lot of keys that are in really bad shape (key fob wall of shame) and I should charge a lot more for some and less for others, but, at $15 extra it all averages out. $60 including shipping if you are outside the US. If you already bought the VL2020 battery from me on eBay and it hasn't been touched (my user ID is BMWGM5) then send it back with the key and deduct $8 from the repair cost. If interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 310-283-4273. Instructions for sending the key in are located here. This key fob testing and repair service does not cover problems with the key starting the car which is a completely different system in the key. I can repair some no start issues with the keys for $80 and then there is only a 50% chance of it working since I can't test it. When sending the key make a know that it's for starting issue and not a remote issue. The part of the key responsible for starting the car has to do withe EWS or immobilizer system. A new key may need to be ordered from the dealer if I can't fix it.
Below is a picture of the before and after for the rubber button replacement.
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