Massive Toyota recall due to faulty window switch

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Side Power Window Master Switch TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 2.5 million vehicles to inspect and apply special fluorine grease to the … Continue reading

Toyota Agrees to NHTSA Settlement Regarding Recall of 2010 Lexus RX

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Toyota has agreed to make a payment of $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to settle claims related to the timeliness of its June 2012 recall to address the potential for accelerator pedal entrapment caused by unsecured … Continue reading

BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder and Inline-6 both repeat winners

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BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology Again Takes Two Spots on 2013 Ward’s 10 Best Engines List Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 13, 2012… BMW TwinPower Turbo technology again takes two of Ward’s 2013 10 Best Engines Awards. The 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo … Continue reading

How to replace battery in BMW Comfort Access Key

BMW automobiles with the Comfort Access option (allows you to open the car and start it without having to pull the key out of your pocket) has an internal battery (battery # 2032) that needs to be replaced on occasion.

Below is a picture of a BMW Comfort Access Key next a normal key.

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The BMW Comfort Access Key has a small battery door that is easily pulled open with your finger nail or small flat head screw driver.

You must first remove the internal fixed key first (see picture below) and then pull the batter door open and replace the 2032 battery.

It is also recommended to use the BMW Comfort Access Key in the ignition periodically to that the internal non-replaceable battery can be charged.