The 2005 BMW X5 was built with an ignition key that has a keyless entry system. However, the controls won’t work correctly if new an unprogrammed key is being used. Although replacement keys can only be ordered from the dealership, you can program the key yourself to save some money.
Below are the steps you will need to follow when programming a new keyfob for your 2005 BMW X5:
?Close the driver door.
?Insert the key in the ignition then turn to ON and OFF position.
?Press and hold the UNLOCK button.
?Press the LOCK button 3 times within 10 seconds.
?Let go of the UNLOCK button.
?Your locks should cycle (lock then unlock) which means that the remote has been successfully programmed.
?Start from step one to program another remote.
NOTE: This vehicles system only accepts up to 4 keys. Do the procedure for each remotes within 30 seconds.