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BMW X3 2006; won't start; lights, air, radio all come on but

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BMW X3 2006; won't start; lights, air, radio all come on but no crank- how can I test the key to see if it's bad?
JA: The mechanics have tons of experience in that area. Are those all of the "symptoms"?
Customer: Yes, I tried a jump start, but it didn't work
JA: Anything else I can tell the BMW Mechanic before I connect you two?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome,

My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
you have asked "how can I test the key to see if it's bad? "
the answer is that dealership equipment is required to test a key, the only way you can determine this at home is to try a second key as two cannot fail at the same time. If you do not have a second key then unfortunately you cannot yourself determine if the key is the cause or not without buying a second key from a dealer
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.