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Old 05-10-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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E-Bay Key & fob

Has any body tried the key and fobs from this e-bay seller?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320367603599&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNAFP%3AUS%3A1123&viewitem=

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:16 AM   #2
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E-Bay Key & fob

Mitch, I would get a quote from Sunset Imports first before purchasing
off of e-bay. Sunset Imports is a factory dealer and their pricing is probably
close if not better than the e-bay pricing and you know that it will be a genuine
Porsche product.

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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Sunset is cheaper by over $30. You must have your key programmed by a dealer.

My dealer does it for free if you buy the key from him so factor that in.
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Just e-mailed Sunset to get a price. Thanks for the sugestion.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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I bought a used Boxster key off ebay for $40. Then bought the blank key head from another seller on ebay for $6. Took it to my dealer and they charged me $100 to cut and program it.

The problem with that key pictured above is it's the Carrera key and you won't be able to pop both trunks with the key.
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i wouldn't trust ebay sellers with Boxster keys. I heard too many stories of people getting burnt. I went this way when i lost my key

http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=986RECONTROL&Category_Code=986Keys
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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Did your used key come with the barcode?
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Ebay key OK

I bought a FOB from Ebay and it worked fine. You just have to make sure it comes with a 16 character bar code on a white tag. I also bought a key blank on Ebay. The problem with that was that it was a cheap knock off that broke the Porsche key machine. So I ended up buying a key blank from Porsche and paying a half hour service fee to program my new FOB. Overall I probably saved about $200. Make sure the Ebay seller has a return policy.

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Old 05-11-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
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...The problem with that key pictured above is it's the Carrera key and you won't be able to pop both trunks with the key...

It is the proper key - PN# 996.637.243.0x for the early cars w/o the elec. frunk opener.

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Sunset worked for me...

Very easy - I just ordered a factory cut key with the remote head and then had Sunset cut me an extra key with the non-remote head. Took them to my local dealer who programmed them both for $50.

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