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      02-21-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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So since me and the wife got our new X5 we've encountered a slight problem, now that we both have the same key fobs it is hard to distinguish which key is for which car, and its so annoying when you get into the car and insert the wrong key
I've had a quick look online and found some key cases like silicone or leather although I don't really like the idea of those, and I've looked at these 'skins' which is basically a sticker that you stick onto your key fob and this sticker is laser cut so that it will stick perfectly to your key fob (I will attach some images) but I can only find a black version of this, I would much rather have it in white so that the key fob is much easier to distinguish next to the other.

If anyone knows where to purchase a white version of this or if there is anywhere that I can find an exact size template of the key fob so that I can print it off and use the template to cut out my own, also any-other suggestions to get around this problem would be very much appreciated.

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      02-21-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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Quick add on, one key is for the M5 and one is for the X5, the same is on my wife's set of keys and she too encounters the same problem.
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      02-21-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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You didn't get these stickers when you bought your car?



Found a colored set on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Key-iden...bd0c3e&vxp=mtr
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You didn't get these stickers when you bought your car?



Found a colored set on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Key-iden...bd0c3e&vxp=mtr
I never got those stickers with my car
Those coloured set you found on eBay look good but they just wouldn't offer the ease of telling which is which like on that key skin I found from Bimmian.com

Any other suggestions??
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      02-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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Look in your BMW portfolio. All my BMW's have these in with your manuals and other booklets. Or just buy a silver sharpie and mark your keys.

Ps. You should have sprung for comfort access. Problem solved
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      02-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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Look in your BMW portfolio. All my BMW's have these in with your manuals and other booklets. Or just buy a silver sharpie and mark your keys.

Ps. You should have sprung for comfort access. Problem solved
I've had a thorough look through the manuals and such and couldn't find any stickers but I love that Sharpie idea, can't believe I didn't think about it myself, only downside I can see is that it's non removable so come re-sale time a buyer might think WTF... Kinda playing with the idea though and staring down at the array of Sharpie colours in my son's play room

Will upload pics and keep you guys posted of what I do to get around this situation.
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      02-22-2014, 10:01 PM   #7
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Simple! My wife keeps hers in her supersized Michael Kors handbag. I keep mine by my wallet/wedding ring/pocket knife(we live in Texas), and there's no confusion!
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Simple! My wife keeps hers in her supersized Michael Kors handbag. I keep mine by my wallet/wedding ring/pocket knife(we live in Texas), and there's no confusion!
Yeah but I've got 2 different keys for different cars that look the same, i have one and so does my wife but I also have an M5 and now I've got 2 keys that look the same
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Ah, I missed the part of two different cars/keys.
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Anyone got some suggestions??? Still going rage whenever I put the wrong key in
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How about just removing the battery covers and painting them different colors?
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How about just removing the battery covers and painting them different colors?
Good idea, ///M blue on one or the other would be pretty cool...and maybe white or red on the other?
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I've had a thorough look through the manuals and such and couldn't find any stickers but I love that Sharpie idea, can't believe I didn't think about it myself, only downside I can see is that it's non removable so come re-sale time a buyer might think WTF... Kinda playing with the idea though and staring down at the array of Sharpie colours in my son's play room

Will upload pics and keep you guys posted of what I do to get around this situation.
Personally, i would not be concerned if I bought a used BMW and the keys had A/B on them. I would just make sure to maybe use a stencil so they look like the letters are supposed to be there. My B sticker on the x5 is warn off and it is jsut a silver sticker now...
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My wife and I have this issue as well we have 2 X5s and we each have our own key for both. We have 4 different cases, she has red and a white and I have a black and my ///M case. We also put stickers on before we figured the cases out, I had stickers with a man on them so those are on my fobs.



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My wife and I have this issue as well we have 2 X5s and we each have our own key for both. We have 4 different cases, she has red and a white and I have a black and my ///M case. We also put stickers on before we figured the cases out, I had stickers with a man on them so those are on my fobs.



They actually look very nice! Any links as to where to buy?
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They actually look very nice! Any links as to where to buy?
I actually bought them from the dealership.
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I was considering getting the one with the ///M but it doesnt look like you can have any kind of keychain attached to it. Is that true?
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I have the same covers and you are correct you cant add keychain/house keys to your car key.

You can find them as Tischer.

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I was considering getting the one with the ///M but it doesnt look like you can have any kind of keychain attached to it. Is that true?
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