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Old 05-02-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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While cleaning out a drawer, I found an extra key from a 2002 S that I sold 4 years ago. Unfortunately I don't have the bar code which went with car and keys when sold. You will have to have a dealer reprogram this key to work in your vehicle at an approximate cost of $250. This key should work in all Boxster models 2001 - 2004. Selling for $40 or best offer.
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Is it the 3 button?

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Yes it is.
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FYI: 100% cannot be programmed to the car without the code. The case may be worth something.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:10 AM   #5
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What if I have the vin #?
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:27 PM   #6
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Interested...can you send a pic of the front of the key as well??
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No, it can only be programmed using the code. The codes are unique to each key, not the car. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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What if you contact the current owner? They might want it!
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:58 AM   #9
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1. Thanks Particlewave
2. I thought I had some info on VIN somewhere but I don't
3. Traded it in 4 years ago (not a Porsche dealer)
4. Attached photo of button side of key
5. Will send to first person that wants it for whatever they want to pay. Key is obviously of no use to me.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:39 PM   #10
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VIN or not...

NO BARCODE = NO WORKIE. PERIOD.

Please make sure any potential buyer is CLEARLY aware as posts pop up more often than not of someone buying one unsuspecting...
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I lost my only key last year. Had to go to the dealership and pay hundreds to get replacement. At that time they gave me the code for my vehicle in case I lost the key I just got.

Could I use this key and my code to make this work?

if so I am definitely interested.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:22 AM   #12
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For years or not, you might be able to locate the current owner.
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I lost my only key last year. Had to go to the dealership and pay hundreds to get replacement. At that time they gave me the code for my vehicle in case I lost the key I just got.

Could I use this key and my code to make this work?

if so I am definitely interested.
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I lost my only key last year. Had to go to the dealership and pay hundreds to get replacement. At that time they gave me the code for my vehicle in case I lost the key I just got.

Could I use this key and my code to make this work?

if so I am definitely interested.

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No, it can only be programmed using the code. The codes are unique to each key, not the car. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Oh, that's disturbing.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:11 AM   #17
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Find the current owner of the car. Then sell it to him. For whatever he will pay. If he wants another working key, he will be hard pressed to obtain one for less than $200, usually closer to $400, so even if he doesn't need it now, it likely has future value to him. Maybe just give it to him. And feel good.

Or....
Find the current owner of the car. Find where he services the car. Trick him into taking the car there. Bribe the technician to hook his car to the PIWIS or PST2 computer. Pray that the codes for old keys have not been deleted from his car. Offer the technician a case of fine beer to tell you only the key codes programmed into the car that do not correspond to keys in the owners possesion. Go home, sell the key with the code, and feel evil.

Or....
Make a necklace out of it. Sell it to some kid going on spring break, as pool attire. Feel evil.

Or....
Invite over your friend with a 986 to play golf. Obtain his key on some pretext. Pick a fight over something stupid. Throw your old key into the pond on the golf course. Immediately understand the depth of your friendship. And feel evil.

Seriously, you MIGHT be lucky enough that whoever serviced your car in the past wrote down the key code on the paperwork somewhere if they had to do any programming. Some do this as a courtesy, or as a precaution. Most don't. You have nothing to lose by checking.
The only other possibility is that the barely legible code printed on the non-emblem side of the key may somehow allow retrieval of the key-specific programming code, but I have no idea how. BOL
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I'll give you $10 for it. I can use it to replace one of my Audi keys.
DIY: Making cheap spare keys

Also, I bought a parts car (insurance salvage) without a key. I sent a letter to the former owner on the chance that I might get a key and never received a response. I would have paid some good money for that key.

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I sent you a PM
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Sold

Thanks for all the comments. Sent PM's to everyone that was interested.
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