I have not driven my 2006 bmw x5 in months. The drivers door will not unlock.remote also dead. Is there another key hole somewhere?

Asked by neldacrawford Jul 11, 2015 at 04:07 PM about the 2006 BMW X5 4.8is AWD

Question type: General

The drivers door handle was messed with some trying to break into the car-messing up
the handle. Is there a second keyhole somewhere?.  I cannot find one.

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You have the diamond-shaped key, correct? You can replace the battery on those. There are several guides/videos online, just search around. You will need to cut around the seal carefully, because the battery is not meant to be replaced. I had the same problem with my '03 X5.

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Thanks for the info... .., I checked with BMW in Dallas and they needed the vin# and told me that the battery in the remote cannot be changed on this model. Will try getting a new remote and will have to have it programmed.

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