Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hendersonville, NC, USA
Re: fob programing
When I purchased my used LT recently, the owner could only find one FOB. So, I went to the BMW dealer and purchased another one.
When I purchased it, the owner, standing nearby, told me that the service dept. would program it for me for free. I took it and the bike to the service dept. where the service manager told me I needed to learn to do this on my own; he said it would take about 2 minutes to do. He instructed me to get out my manual and follow the directions in it.
About one hour later, working in the parking lot in 95 degree heat, I admitted defeat! I went back inside and begged him to help me. He wasn't very happy with me and I felt like an idiot!
As I watched thru the window in the waiting area, they worked on it off and on for the next three hours!!! At times there was 3 techs at a time around the bike. I was about to give up hope they could program it as it was getting close to their going home time. But finally they were able to program it.
Good luck in your programing! I wish I could help but don't have a clue why mine was so hard to program.