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Old 09-15-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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New Boxster Keys

Is there any cheaper/discounted way to get new set of main keys made other than going thru the dealer who is charging $300!

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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Your only other option is going to a specialty Porsche mechanic. Key still costs $180 and needs to be programmed, expect to still cost around $210.

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Old 09-15-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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Well, there is one other way. Watch for a remote key head on ebay that has the white hang tag on it with a barcode and a string of numbers below it. Insure it matches a part number you have secured from your dealer, which may not be easy because dealers aren't supposed to give out part numbers.


When you get it, take the key head to the dealer and ask them to cut a new blank and program it to your car, which you must give them as well. Cutting a new key head was $25 for me and the programming was a half hour or $50. The key head with a hang tag off Ebay was $50, but I've seen them go for $95...dealer wants $145 or so I think.

So, you CAN get a cheaper key for your car if you're willing to watch ebay and only buy one that has that tag and matches your part number.

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