Bmw key lost. Please help

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Asked by Apr 27, 2014 at 01:43 PM about the 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL

Question type: General

I lost the key to my bmw 740iL. 97'. Bmw wont allow me to get a
new key until i have registration. The problem with that is i bought
the car in OK and i live in KS so the car has to be inspected to be
registered. Catch 22. I cant get it inspected cuz i cant get inside the
car and cant get a new key cuz it cant be registered. Any ideas???

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83,395

Call your local locksmith, he might be able to " pick out" a key for you, it won't be cheap but it could be way together it going, then you're won't have to visit a dealer.

32,015

Can you contact the previous owner and get a copy of his registration? But I bet you have already thought of that.

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My brother actually worked at a salvage yard and someone brought it in to be scrapped and ended up purchasing it so getting a hold of the previous owner is impossible. Also i live next door to a locksmith and they also will not get into the car without registration so thats a no go as well. Any other ideas?

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32,015

Can you try an out of state BMW dealer. I wouldn't go into a long song and dance with one. Just ask if they can give you the key code if you give them the vin.

83,395

Call your local DMV, tell them your problem and see if they have a suggestion in your area, but as you purchased from a salvage yard they still must have a record of the car sale to you.

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32,015

Maybe the place your brother works in can get a professional courtesy from a BMW dealer.

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I have a bill of sale in my name and that doesnt matter to bmw. I am also registered with bmw as the cars owner but again without state registration, none of that matters and i still cant get a key or the code

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Any other ideas out there???

217,665

BMW is the only one who can register your key. It's for safety reasons. If they say they can't without an official registration, you will have to wait and be patient.

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Be patient and wait for what? I lost my key 6 months ago. I've been looking for a solution for that entire time.

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